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Welcome to IITP New Zealand

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (formerly the NZ Computer Society, NZCS) is New Zealand's leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology (IT) related fields.

With thousands of members throughout New Zealand and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, IITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession.

IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Project Management - Intro and Practice

Are you baffled by the number of project management courses in the marketplace? Do you just want a good overview to get you started, without having to pay huge dollars? This day long course from IITP provides an introduction to the profession of project management and an overview of its terminology, practices and techniques - perfect for anyone looking to change career or for anyone being asked to manage small projects.
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Open Data and Innovation

Open data has become a global phenomenon that is rapidly gaining momentum, in particular, open government data. There is enormous amounts of high value public data in government that has the potential


 

2014 Gibbons Lecture 1: What does Privacy Mean to New Zealanders in the Internet Age?

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The 2014 Gibbons Lecture series, presented by the University of Auckland's Computer Science department in association with IITP, is a free public lecture series this year focusing on privacy and security


 

Remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) in wild places

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Remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) are capable of capturing unique points of view. The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the image-making capabilities of these small craft; mainly over water


 

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

This full-day workshop, led by one of the SEO industry's most prominent trainers, will show you step-by-step how to optimise your or your clients' web sites to get noticed by Google and other engines. Whether you're an IT manager, coder, website coordinator or business owner, getting well placed for your key terms on search engines is hugely valuable and important.


 

Understanding IT Governance

IT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives. This workshop explores and explains IT Governance in depth and covers the building blocks to enable effective IT Governance in your organisation.


 

2014 Gibbons Lecture 2: Security in Mobile Devices

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The 2014 Gibbons Lecture series, presented by the University of Auckland's Computer Science department in association with IITP, is a free public lecture series this year focusing on privacy and security


 

People Management Made Easy

Many technical professionals find people management perplexing and time-consuming. They need quick ways to establish a staff-driven, high-performance workplace where people show initiative, make the appropriate calls and don't need caretaking. Learn how to change the way people think, feel and act. Participants leave with immediate changes in their approach that will create a different response from staff, reducing stress and improving results.


 

2014 Gibbons Lecture 3: Public Key Cryptography: Computation, Cash and John Nash

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The 2014 Gibbons Lecture series, presented by the University of Auckland's Computer Science department in association with IITP, is a free public lecture series this year focusing on privacy and security


 

Introduction to Agile software development

Agile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team. This half day 'Introduction to Agile' course provides an overview of the values and principles that underpin agile methods such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Kanban. It explores the cultural shifts that need to occur for agile to succeed, as well as covering common terminology and agile practices.


 

2014 Gibbons Lecture 4: The Psychology of Computer Insecurity

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The 2014 Gibbons Lecture series, presented by the University of Auckland's Computer Science department in association with IITP, is a free public lecture series this year focusing on privacy and security


 

Introduction to Web Security

These days websites are under constant attack and it's incredibly easy for a developer or administrator to make seemingly minor mistakes that have catastrophic consequences. In this full-day workshop many of the latest attacks and defenses in use today will be outlined and demonstrated.


 

Governance and monitoring of significant public sector projects

A robust management and governance regime is essential to increase the probability of success of significant public sector digital projects. A key factor in setting such projects up for success is getting


 

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