Summer of Tech 2015

Summer of Tech is a world class internship programme connecting innovative NZ employers with top local talent for paid summer jobs, since 2006.

Registrations for 2015 are OPEN!

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ABOUT US

Summer of Tech is a not-for-profit, led by IT industry. We help bridge the gap between NZ tertiaries and NZ tech employers, and have been doing it through industry-led workshops, and industry-hosted summer jobs, since 2006. There is huge demand for top tech talent in NZ, and we put IT employers on a first-name basis with local talent. In Winter, we get top tech folks from local industry to run bootcamps to get students ready for work. In Summer we help match top talent to IT jobs for paid summer work experience.

Summer of Tech remains an industry led initiative focussed on meeting the real needs of students and employers looking for growth.

Want to know what we did in 2014? Here’s the Summer of Tech 2014 in numbers.

MEET THE TEAM

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Ruth McDavitt, CEO

Volunteering with Summer of Tech since 2009, Ruth became full-time CEO in 2015. She’s moving & shaking, connecting industry & students, making SoT things happen.

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Catherine Buchanan, Programme Manager

Catherine is the go-to person for our Auckland Programme, working with students, tertiaries, employers and partners and taking us from our successful pilot in 2014 to a full-blown programme in 2015!

John Clegg

John Clegg, Founder

John started Summer of Tech (then “Wellington’s Summer of Code”) in 2006, and remains highly involved as a Trustee and Volunteer, and is passionate about supporting students into tech careers.

Cath Randall

Cath Randall

Cath is part of Grow Wellington’s Workforce team and interested in building the local workforce pipeline. She has been a valued team member since the inception of Summer of Tech in 2006, she’s the first point of contact for lots of employers seeking talented students.

Amanda Santos

Amanda Santos, Trustee

Amanda is an experienced Director and Trustee and she brings her Tech leadership experience to the table supporting the strategic direction of the programme.

Alex Gibson

Alex Gibson, Tech Bootcamp Lead

Alex was an intern in Summer of Tech 2010, and has been helping out with the programme ever since! Now he’s a Front End Developer by day, and Volunteer Tech Bootcamp lead for Summer of Tech in his spare time.

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Owen Evans, Summer Seminar Lead

Owen is the architect behind our Summer Tech Talks, helping pull together the programme of inspiring and informative speakers over the summer months

Zheng Li, Design Bootcamp Lead

Zheng runs her own design company, has hosted Summer of Tech interns, and volunteers her time to help shape and deliver our Design Bootcamp programme.

 

STUDENTS

Get valuable work experience for NZ’s most innovative companies, and get paid for it!

Paid, mentor-led work experience

Paid, mentor-led work experience

Employers will be paying you a MINIMUM of $20/hr and will assign you a dedicated mentor from within their organisation for the duration of the internship.

Foot in the door at top NZ companies

Foot in the door at top NZ companies

Network and build rapport with the most innovative companies in NZ by attending our bootcamps, hackfest and meet & greet events.

Free bootcamps to upskill

Free bootcamps to help you upskill

Sign up on our website to receive invitations to our bootcamps, designed and delivered by industry leaders, to help hone your technical and soft skills.

STUDENT KEY DATES

For a more detailed breakdown of our calendar, login or sign up!

August

Hackfests

Hackfest is an exciting event where teams of students compete to solve a technical challenge. Companies who sponsor this event are invited to attend and see the students in action!

October

Offers

In October the offer period begins where all internship offers are presented. If you’re chosen for an internship, you’ll have 6 hours to accept or decline the role, and we aim to have all internships contracted before end-of-year exams.

March – July

Student Registration open & Bootcamps for upskilling.

Register on our website asap so you don’t miss out on invites to bootcamps. We recommend that you attend as many of these sessions as possible to increase your chances of securing employment. We help you build an online profile that companies will browse to shortlist you for job interviews.

September

Recruitment Events

Meet and Greet is an event for all participating companies and students, where you get to pitch yourself as an awesome employer and meet students face to face for the first time. After that, you may be chosen for an interview.

November – February

Summer Seminars

Look out for our lunchtime “tech-talks” throughout summer. A great chance to catch up with the wider Summer of Tech community, upskill, and get networked. Oh, and there will be a few parties and celebrations along the way.


 

EMPLOYERS

Get access to the freshest high tech talent New Zealand has to offer.

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Find fresh local tech talent

Our student database and networking events allow you to scout the NZ’s best talent already prepared for employment thanks to our bootcamp series.

Showcase your company

Showcase your company

Your chance to get in front of a bunch of potential future employees and the wider local tech community.

Invest in the next generation

Invest in the next generation

The mentorship you invest will not only give the student interns valuable experience, but they could become your long-term employees.

EMPLOYER KEY DATES

For a more detailed breakdown of our calendar, login or sign up!

August

Hackfests

Hackfest is an exciting event where teams of students compete to solve a technical challenge. Companies who sponsor this event are invited to attend and see the students in action!

October

Offers

In October the offer period begins where all internship offers are presented. If you’re chosen for an internship, you’ll have 6 hours to accept or decline the role, and we aim to have all internships contracted before end-of-year exams.

November – February

Summer Seminars

Look out for our lunchtime “tech-talks” throughout summer. A great chance to catch up with the wider Summer of Tech community, upskill, and get networked. Oh, and there will be a few parties and celebrations along the way.

May

Employer Registration opens

Once you’ve completed your registration, you can search student profiles and find skills matches for your roles. We’ll run information sessions to help you maximise your chances of finding and securing top candidates.

September

Recruitment Events

Meet and Greet is an event for all participating companies and students, where you get to pitch yourself as an awesome employer and meet students face to face for the first time. After that, you may be chosen for an interview.

November – February

Internships

Internships are full-time from mid-November to mid-February, approximately 400 hours over 10 weeks. They are a fixed term employment contract agreed between the employer and the employee. They are paid a minimum of $20/hour, but the details are agreed between the parties.

Employers – Register your Interest

Employer registration opens in May. You can register your interest in Summer of Tech and we’ll send information and invites to his year’s events.

SPONSORS

Thanks to all our sponsors and stakeholders, who make help make the Summer of Tech 2015 programme possible.