Collider Connects #20 | Building Tech Communities in Wellington

The technology industry in Wellington is booming, and to keep it this way we need to focus on building, fostering and leading community around the sector. 

In order to address this, we ran a three-day immersive course organised and facilitated by Hack Miramar's Mike Riversdale. 

Registration sizes were kept small to ensure quality and attendees came from all forms of technical walks of life. What they all had in common was the desire to know more about building and fostering community in Wellington's tech industry. 

My “why to do this?”: to arm community leaders (tech or not) with the tools to ensure their passions last more than they do. To enable people to take the “make a difference” spark and not just light a fire but grow a movement and make a difference outside their immediate circles, to give their community a chance of surviving them.
— Mike Riversdale | Organiser and Facilitator of "It's not about you".

If you missed out on a ticket, GovWorks co-founder, Aimee Whitcroft attended the sessions and has written a worth reading Blog on the topic; "Better Community Organising, Pt 1". 

You can also listen to some of the attendee's thoughts from the week and why building community is so important to them via the audio below: