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MEGA-BREAKFAST II: Kim Dotcom and Mathias Ortmann

MEGA-BREAKFAST II: Kim Dotcom and Mathias Ortmann
Event Announcement - June 26th 2013
Institute of IT Professionals (formerly the NZ Computer Society)


Last we ran MEGA-BREAKFAST - raising awareness of tech and copyright issues around the MegaUpload raid. This year we're proud to present MEGA-BREAKFAST II, one year on, featuring MEGA's Kim Dotcom and CTO Mathias Ortmann.


Kim Dotcom and Mathias Ortman (Ortmann photo credit: CIO Magazine)

Date: June 26, 2013
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue: Grand Room
Heritage Hotel Auckland Conference Centre
Entrance via 11 Wyndham Street
Auckland
(Parking directly opposite the building)

Doors open from 7:15am
(Map to Venue)

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Love him or hate him, few can deny that Kim Dotcom's new MEGA service is likely to be New Zealand's largest tech start-up this year.

Building a global start-up that had millions of active users within days, from the shores of New Zealand, is quite an achievement. Come and hear about the how's and why's of MEGA, plus the events of the last 12 months, from the Mega men themselves.

Kim Dotcom will give a first-hand account of what it took to build New Zealand's biggest tech start-up of 2013 against all odds. Few would have the tenacity to build and launch a major new international business while fighting the highest profile legal case in recent NZ history.

Kim will also talk about the issues of the last 12 months, as well as the future. Plus, what's happening on the international tech stage in general and potential areas of interest or concern for New Zealand tech community.

Mathias Ortmann, MEGA's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will also take the stage giving a technical perspective on what it took to build both MegaUpload and the new MEGA and the trials and tribulations along the way.

Mathias will talk to the technology and "under the hood" stuff that formed the foundations for MEGA as well as security in general, and why MEGA chose to launch a Bug Bounty programme.

Mathias and Kim will also talk about some of the challenges during the MEGA build and how those issues might be mitigated by other startups in NZ, before taking Q&A from the audience.

Kim has warned that Mathias might get all geeky, with 1's and 0's and /dev/nulls during his part of the presentation.

Includes full sit-down Breakfast from 7:30am. Speaker Begins 8:00am.

Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.
IITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to registrations@iitp.org.nz. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Registrations are now open to the public.

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