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Kia Ora Readers,
I was really looking forward to the #WellyTech event last week. After a two hour flight delay, I only just made it to the stadium where partying was well underway. Thankfully NZTech board member Eva Sherwood stepped in with a welcome on my behalf.
Over 1000 people registered to attend, from students and startups, to old guys like me! I say this, because a student asked me, “there are quite a few old guys here today, what do you all do?” I told him that we work hard to make sure he gets a well paying job or has the opportunity to create a successful startup. Following a blank response, I reverted to “we put the party on”, which got a smile and thank you.
It was a great party and I look forward to continuing the festivities this week in our Auckland and Christchurch year end events. It is fantastic to be able to help bring together multiple tech groups to celebrate together. The enthusiasm and sheer number of people wanting to get together has been overwhelming. While tech has had a great year in 2017, I feel it will be even better in 2018.
Have a great week.
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