July 2008

Richard Stallman's Tour of New Zealand

As many people will now be aware, RMS is visting NZ between August 6th and 20th and a series of talks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch is being arranged. His itinerary is not 100% confirmed but it is getting closer.

Simon Bridge is doing most of the co-ordination of the trip and getting help from people like Peter Lambrechtsen in Wellington. Simon is keeping an up-to-date calendar of events at http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~corwin/rms08.html.

NZOSS Online Community

Members of the New Zealand Open Source Society come from all walks of life. There are various means to interact and 'network' with other like minded people, in a variety of places and contexts. Here is a small (and evolving) list of the various communities and groups that may provide a means to meet and interact with NZOSS members and supporters. To get involved, we invite you to join our community mailing lists or our our real-time chat or our Mastodon instance.

NZOSS Membership and Computerworld Offer

After introducing our "free as in beer membership" option last year we have noticed a drop off in paid up members. As a society we run on a very low level of funds, 99.9% of the work we carry out is voluntary. However, there are times when having funds are useful. An example would be trying to help pay for flights for visiting speakers such as Richard Stallman, who will be in NZ next month.

So, this is an appeal to those of you who may not have paid your annual subscription. Please go ahead and do so. Details of how to renew financial membership are here:

PHP developer - 2-3 months - paying $50-55/hr - Auckland

Posted on: July 10, 2008 - 11:11 By: CandleNZ
Job Description

PHP developer

Immediate start contract opportunity for an experienced PHP developer for 2-3 months, paying $50-55/hr!

Work in a cutting edge technology company to assist in the launch of web 2.0 applications. You will have commercial experience in MySQL and PHP and any experience with shopping cart systems or previous work with payment platforms, highly desirable.

Please send in your CV to Carrie at cj@candle.co.nz or call on 309-6534

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Contract PHP Developer - 3 Months - Auckland

Posted on: July 10, 2008 - 10:52 By: CandleNZ
Job Description

3 month contract with this leading media company for an experienced PHP contract developer to start this month.
Join an existing team involved in developing existing websites on a LAMP environment.  Our client is seeking a PHP developer ideally with 5.0 and Object Orientated experience.
For further details or to apply contact Sam on 09 309 6534 or email ss@candle.conz

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