The NZGDA (http://www.nzgda.com)are coordinating their game developer community leaders to host their regular meetups during Techweek. These meetups are open to anyone interested in game development and aim to inspire and teach attendees about making games. Professionals from related fields like 3D Animation/VFX, Graphic Design and Software Development are very welcome too! Talks will be given and attendees have the chance to show off what they're working on, get feedback on their current project(s) and network with people in the industry.
Find out More At Tech Week (http://techweek.co.nz/)
If you would like to show something off I'd love to hear from you!
There will be a panel of local developers both big and small to answer questions about the industry and predictions of where the industry is heading in Christchurch.
Followed by our usual trip to the pub for followup discussions!
We now have over 300 members!