We believe engineers, product developers and garage tinkerers in New Zealand are building world-leading physical products.
In response, Hardware Meetup AKL (http://hardwaremeetup.co.nz/) is bringing together some of New Zealand's brightest engineers, hardware entrepreneurs, product designers and enthusiasts to meet each other and celebrate our achievements.
Our bi-monthly events, held at Auckland's innovation hub GridAKL, are showcasing some of New Zealand's most exciting products and founders. We aim to create an environment for open conversations, opportunities, and shared resources. Events are themed (HealthTech, Aerospace, AgTech etc), and include a combination of guest speakers, product demos, and one-minute pitches from audience members.
As of June 2017, we're trialing a diversity policy (http://hardwaremeetup.co.nz/diversity). 50% of our tickets will be available to people who identify as women, non-binary folks, and people who would prefer not to name their gender, and 50% to people who identify as men.