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Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

Peter Griffin. 09 July 2020, 9:29 am
Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

A statistical programming language developed by University of Auckland researchers and used all over the world is growing in popularity as data science is harnessed in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am
Our embarrassing e-waste habits

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 03 July 2020, 4:00 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

We're super excited to be kicking off the fully refreshed ITP Mentoring programme over the next couple of weeks, as we stage invitations to potential mentees. The programme is fun, safe, rewarding and completely free for ITP members.

And if you're still keen on being a mentor, it's not too late - just sign up and we'll run through an induction with you to make sure you're well supported.

Some great events coming up over the next couple of weeks too! Next Thursday we have an awesome webinar panel featuring Siân Simpson of Kiwi Landing Pad fame, David Downs from NZTE and one other guest talking about taking kiwi tech to the world post-Covid. Plus the Trade Me covid story in Wellington, Tech Chat Tuesday next week and more!

And don't forget to get your ITP gear, with a great range of ITP-branded clothing for work and play - now available at the ITP members' online store.

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TechBlog Live - 3 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 03 July 2020, 10:00 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include cybersecurity across the ditch, running Windows apps on Chromebooks, Facebook advert…

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COVID's impact on NZ's tech community

Trent Mankelow. 01 July 2020, 8:08 am

A guest post from Summer of Tech's Trent Mankelow: what are the prospects for interns following COVID-19?

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Windows apps to run on Chromebooks

Peter Griffin. 25 June 2020, 8:49 am

Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.

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Apple ditches Intel for its own silicon

Peter Griffin. 23 June 2020, 10:22 am

Apple hopes to bring to its iconic Mac computer line-up the performance improvements it has achieved with the iPhone and iPad in a move away from Intel to its own Apple Silicon chips.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2020, 5:09 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

A bit of a frustrating time in relation to the wider Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) this week, with officials continuing to ignore th…

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ITP Tech Media Panel - 19 June 2020

TechBlog Team. 19 June 2020, 5:03 pm

Here's this week's ITP Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include Internships, especially the hugely popular Summer of Tech programme needing more…

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Why do we hire so few interns in New Zealand?

Trent Mankelow. 19 June 2020, 5:00 am

If we are to encourage the next generation of students into ICT then we need more intern places to show them the ropes. Go on, you know you want to.

A guest post from Summer of Tech CEO, Trent Mank…

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