Past Meetup

Monthly FOSS Chch meet up

This Meetup is past

12 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.

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Our goal is to have a mixture of structured talks and interactive hack-tivities each month. Meetings are 90min-2hrs, but you can come and go at your leisure. We'll aim to give people an opportunity to get their feet wet with various kinds of Free and Open Source Software by 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...

implementing a "Cloud compute instance" on an OpenStack service (thanks Catalyst IT (!), and deploy a FOSS app to it,

• 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!