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TechWomen is a group of passionate New Zealand tech, digital and ICT focused individuals from leading organisations that work together, with the support of NZTech, to help address one of the major challenges for the successful growth of technology in New Zealand – a shortage of women in tech roles.
Citizen AI is a registered charity that's all about making legal answers accessible to underserved Kiwis. To combat information inequality, they’ve developed a series of digital assistants to help you unpack the hard stuff and know your rights. Chat to their bots about renting rights, employment rights and, soon, prisoner rights.
AUT, or Auckland University of Technology has been a partner of ours for a long time. During that period, we have worked with them on a number of projects; particularly with the NZ Work Research Institute (NZWRI) on the World Internet Project.
Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech is a group for students that identify as women or non-binary who are studying computer science, engineering and other STEM subjects at Victoria University.
At TenForward Tech Lounge, our mission is to inspire kids who love gaming and internet culture, and show them how to take this ‘entertainment obsession’ to the next level so they can become young entrepreneurs. We offer a fun after school hangout and holiday programme that includes useful skills such as beginner esports training, strategic team player positive behaviour and social development, and Dungeons and Dragons. The weekends are filled with video game birthday parties where collaborative team play is put into action with your friends all in the same room! Additionally, we offer digital literacy classes for seniors - or any adults who have missed out on basic technology skills - so they can function more effectively in our digital world. TenForward is looking to expand around NZ so that young people everywhere have a safe and inspirational after school care/holiday venue that meets their tech interests, and seniors can improve their digital literacy. If you would like to bring our format to your town, then get in touch!
GirlBoss New Zealand was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. We empower confident, resilient, future-ready, young women to lead and change the world.
Lucy O'Connor is a psychology graduate and ex stunt-performer, who currently works as a writer and strategist for Statistics NZ. After running a personal brand for three years, by 2018, Lucy could not get offline fast enough. Curious as to why social media went from feeling fun and optimistic to burdensome and dreadful, Lucy began to interrogate and unpack her experience. Simultaneously, she began to explore the mechanisms behind our digital platforms and the impacts of social media on our broader culture. Realising the scope and importance of these issues, she started advising with ethical considerations and launched Selfie Reflective, a podcast that encourages critical thinking about our social media platforms by challenging the status-update quo. With her lived experience of 'being on the internet', Lucy brings a unique lens to our technological world. On Selfie Reflective, she hosts guests from around the globe and presents their ideas and perspectives in an attempt to advocate for improved data, privacy and human rights online.
At SafeStack we believe everyone has the right to be safe and secure online. We’re working hard to make world-class security advice and education available for all through our advisory services, in-person education for development teams, and SafeStack Academy online training.
Access Advisors is a leading New Zealand owned and operated digital accessibility consultancy. Access Advisors was initiated by Blind Low Vision NZ (BLVNZ) in July 2017. Our goal is to help make New Zealand a more digitally inclusive place. Making products and services more accessible will make it easier for people with access needs to do the things others take for granted. Access Advisors wants to help so that disabled people can enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else. Our passion is encouraging the design and development of products that are usable by all people, no matter what their access needs. Our aim is to be a trusted partner to New Zealand companies helping them grow their accessibility knowledge. Our super power is the 50 plus years of combined experience in this field.
TUANZ is a not-for-profit membership association with over 30 years of positive telecommunications change in our history. We comprise of over 170 members, predominantly large organisations with a strong dependency on telecommunications technology as well as small enterprises.
Figure.nz’s mission is “to get the people of New Zealand using data to thrive”. It provides a range of data and graphs enabling people to understand and communicate important information.
In 2013, Dev Academy was founded on the belief that those going into the tech sector needed a new way of learning. During the intense 15 week web development bootcamp students learn resilience, communication skills, and actually build products by the time they finish! We’ve created an environment where manaakitanga and aroha collide with innovation, education and technology. We believe technology can become the biggest export of Aotearoa, that New Zealanders can live flourishing livelihoods, and that our regions can become thriving bedrocks for innovation. Our mission is to help make that happen.
Spark Foundation’s mission is to accelerate toward Digital Equity. Spark Foundation is the charitable organisation for Spark New Zealand, with a vision that no New Zealander is left behind in a digital world. The Foundation partners with organisations and communities to deliver programmes that support digital access, digital skills and digital wellbeing. Current programmes include Skinny Jump (subsidised broadband), Recycle a Device (RAD), Domestic Violence Emergency Phones, The Electric Garden, Code Club, Digital Natives Academy, Like a Boss (LAB), The Light Project and Take2.
With programmes such as Code Club Aotearoa and Code Club 4 Teachers under their wing, Digital Future Aotearoa’s mission is “Raising the Digital Capability of all New Zealanders”.
Digital Identity NZ is a not-for-profit association of members seeking to improve the ways we interact and prove who we are online. We believe that Identity is a Taonga and is worthy of dignity, respect and care. We collaborate with like-minded organisations such as InternetNZ to promote and build a collaborative and trustworthy digital identity ecosystem in Aotearoa and beyond. We are committed to being tiriti honouring by giving mana to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and upholding our responsibilities as effective treaty partners with Māori (Tāngata Tiriti).
The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation has a vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where all young people have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Our goal is to halve the number of excluded and disadvantaged rangatahi by 2027 by supporting community organisations, changing systems and leveraging the power of Vodafone. We believe that connectivity drives inclusivity and digital access is a key component of our work.
Netsafe is an independent non-profit organisation with an unrelenting focus on online safety. We keep people safe online by providing free support, advice, and education - whether it is scams, online bullying or advice on digital parenting, we can help. Visit netsafe.org.nz for useful resources or call 0508 638 723 seven days a week for expert incident advice.
The Privacy Commissioner's Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected.
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