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Freelancer October Brings Celebration and Support

October 15, 2015

by admin in Events, IT Outreach Project, Tech Talk


Continuing the Rebooting Windsor series, Hackforge and WEtech Alliance are hosting two events in October to highlight and support the work of freelancers in Windsor.

First, “Rebooting Windsor: Freelancer Panel” on October 21st will discuss on how self-employment is changing our local economy. This discussion will be held at the downtown Green Bean Cafe from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Then, October 27th at Hackforge, a night of practical advice with “Freelancer Toolkit: Self-Employed Self-Care / ‘Ask a Freelancer.

The panelists for the October 21st Freelancer Panel include Ward 4 Councillor, Chris Holt; WEtech President and CEO, Yvonne Pilon; and local visual artist Greg Maxwell. The panel will be moderated by Hackforge President, Doug Sartori. They will be discussing self-employment, the advent of the Gig Economy, and how Windsor can better support this type of worker.

Tuesday, October 27th, Hackforge, in partnership with WEtech, will be hosting a companion event, “Freelancer Toolkit: Self-Employed Self-Care / ‘Ask a Freelancer” from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Hackforge (255 Ouellette). For the first hour, Beth Anne Turnovan, Manager of Counselling & Employee Assistance Program from Family Services Windsor Essex, will be hosting a talk on stress management and work/life balance for self-employed workers. The next hour will feature an informal “Ask a Freelancer” session, where a group of seasoned freelancers will answer practical questions from the audience and Twitter about the challenges of Freelancing.

The Rebooting Windsor series aims to highlight the changing Windsor economy and culture with a special emphasis on technology. While these events are great for tech based workers, they are general in topic.

The October 21st “Rebooting Windsor: Freelancer Panel” is free to the public. Light snacks will be provided thanks to the support of WEtech. ““Freelancer Toolkit: Self-Employed Self-Care / ‘Ask a Freelancer” will be $10 admission or free for Hackforge or WEtech members.


Rebooting Windsor: Freelancer Panel
Downtown Green Bean Cafe (300 Ouellette Ave)
Wednesday, October 21: 7-9PM
Facebook Event

Freelancer Toolkit: Self-Employed Self-Care / ‘Ask a Freelancer’
Hackforge (255 Ouellette)
Tuesday, October 27: 6-8PM
Facebook Event



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