June 9, 2021
- Team Dynamics
- Building Relationships with Stakeholders
- Pair Programming
- Navigating Difficult Conversations
A Home for Windsor's Tech Community
June 9, 2021
May 17, 2021
Project managers are becoming more imperative to achieving organizational strategic goals. Project managers must seize this opportunity to justify the trust leadership has placed in them to prove their ability to manage and lead a project successfully and provide value to the organization.
This presentation will discuss the transformation from a good project manager to a highly regarded project leader. We will discuss the attributes and skill required to inspire and motivate project teams to be successful.
Presented by Mary Anne Striner, PMP, MBA, SA
What are Neural Networks? What is Deep Learning?
April 19, 2021
With the rise of machine learning, ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) skills are more relevant than ever. Doug Sartori of Mean, Median and Moose will talk about tools for different ETL use cases and demo a simple ETL process using Python.
March 12, 2021
Our topic is Certifications Tips and Tricks presented by Rick Triana, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS.
We’ll kick off the meetup with a brief meet and greet session followed by Rick’s presentation on this hot topic. We have some awesome virtual gifts to pass out to our attendees from AWS credits for your certification labs to an awesome e-book on one of the hottest AWS services.
We’ll kick off with a handful of Lightning Talks to get our thoughts churning.
2/3 of this month’s events require advance registration. Register for both in one place!
August 17, 2020
Hey folks, I hope this finds most of you well. I also hope that it finds you excited to find something to do, even if it’s yet another few hours in front of your favourite LCD screen.
Too Long, Didn’t Read: We’re having an AGM and PayPal is back up, if you’re interested in supporting us and getting involved in organizational politics. We’ll be organizing a video Happy Hour, and you can join us on Discord to discuss.
Hackforge has always been a membership-driven organization. What we have learned over the years is that membership in the Hackforge community means many things to different people.
Being a member of our community is as free as friendship and good conversation. Our video meetups and chat rooms on Discord are open to everyone. It may not be common knowledge, but it doesn’t cost money to “join Hackforge.”
If you are interested in supporting us by pledging a monthly donation, we fixed PayPal and now have Patronage levels of $5, $10 and $20. As before, the $20 monthly commitment does include a Voting Membership which – in addition to supporting us monetarily – confers eligibility for getting involved in organizational politics.
We hope many of you will volunteer to plan and run virtual events, moderate the Discord chat and video meetups, join in on discussions and have a lot of fun with us. We want you to help shape the community, the way the earliest Hackforge pioneers did when we first started out in a room in the Library. That’s what being a member of Hackforge really means.
An Annual General Meeting is where Voting Members get to decide who will replace exiting board members and run Hackforge for the next few years, and get caught up on current organizational status. We almost had an AGM in June, but postponed to leave oxygen for other, more pressing social concerns at the time.
I’m happy to deliver official notice to all of you now. We have several board positions opening, so I hope we will have lots of interested candidates.
AGM NOTICE TO VOTING MEMBERS
All Voting Members of Windsor Hackforge in good standing are invited to join us for a virtual Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 11 at 7pm. Voting Members in good standing have paid their monthly memberships dues at the time of the AGM. Please RSVP with a free Eventbrite ticket to reserve a spot in the video call and check your email on the day of the AGM for a message sent through Eventbrite with a video conference link.
To renew your membership or to join as a member to be eligible to vote at the AGM, go to https://hackf.org/join-us/ and make a monthly or annual pledge at the $20 Voting Member level before the AGM.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors of Windsor Hackforge, send an email with your expression of interest, relevant personal and/or professional information, and any questions to Jeff Szusz, Chair, Board of Directors email@example.com by September 1st.
Members who submit their names for election will be added to the slate to be voted on by the membership. The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the activities and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the articles and conditions set out in the by-laws. Executive positions will be determined at the next Board of Directors meeting following the AGM.
If any members are not able to attend the AGM, you can submit a proxy vote by September 8th to Jeff Szusz, Chair, Board of Directors firstname.lastname@example.org who will vote on your behalf.
If you would like to add an item to the agenda please send it to Jeff Szusz, Chair, Board of Directors email@example.com by September 1st.
1. Call to Order – Chair, Board of Directors
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of 2019 AGM Minutes
4. Report from Chair and Program Updates
5. Report from Treasurer and Approval of 2019 Financial Statements
6. Updates to Bylaws
7. Election of Directors
The AGM package will be emailed to members one week prior.
We’ll be organizing a video call to hang out and chat and catch up in the next week or two, prior to the AGM. There’s no agenda, just bring your coffee, beer, soda, etc. with you to a video call and have a chat. If you want to get in on that discussion, head over to our Discord chat and we’ll figure out date and time together. First download the client and then click this invite link.