Past Meetup

Second FOSS Chch meet up

This Meetup is past

9 people went

Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited

Level 1, 284 Kilmore St · Christchurch

How to find us

Above Pomeroy's Pub (office of Catalyst IT), corner of Fitzgerald Ave and Kilmore St.

Location image of event venue


Right - time for our second meeting. This time, I propose to start with a 30ish minute talk (on Open Standards, and why they're a good idea) just to break the ice. After the talk, we can do some hacking - a couple of us will lead some work on a couple of NZOSS web services that need some love. In this case it'll involve solving problems like:

• applying brand images to our Etherpad-lite (node.js concurrent editor) instance on

• applying brand images to our Gitlab (Ruby-on-rails instance on

• improving the API support (e.g. for mobile app access) for our Rocket.Chat (Meteor.js-based open source Slack alternative) instance, - this one involves working a bit with Docker...

• using FOSS to build some introductory FOSS documentation (e.g. a paper brochure) for promotion by the NZOSS...

Other ideas for hacking welcome - bring along a laptop if you want your own computing capability. Those who don't have their computer can "peer hack" with others who do! We can also assist people with questions they have about FOSS on their own computers. The key thing is the desire to learn, teach, and share!