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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
Get valuable work experience for NZ’s most innovative companies, and get paid for it!
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
Network and build rapport with the most innovative companies in NZ by attending our bootcamps, hackfest and meet & greet events.
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.