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August at Hackforge

August 1, 2017

by Jeff Szusz in News

Creating A Digital Theremin With JavaScript
Tuesday, August 1 7:00pm
This workshop will provide an introduction to coding in p5.js and JavaScript to turn your smartphone into a digital theremin. This workshop simplifies programming with p5.js and allows you to begin creating your own interactive project. A fun accessible way to learn coding. All required software is free and open source. Please bring a laptop and smartphone device.
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Getting Interactive With Ableton Live
Thursday, August 3 7:00pm
Summer Art Festival ’17 presents an AbletonLive demonstration workshop showcasing how David Bergeron uses Max4Live and various tools to incorporate interactivity into creating electronic music, giving a chance to see some of the possible ways of navigating the technologies.
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Open Coding
Wednesday, August 9 7:00pm
Work on a project, socialize with other devs, get help with a tutorial or show off your latest creation.
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3D Printing Club
Saturday, August 12 1:00pm
The Flash Forge Creator Pro is now ready for action! Learn how to operate the 3D printer we have at Hackforge. In addition, bring your ideas for our first ever Mini Modelling Contest! You can use your new modelling skills to create a 3D printed design and compete to win prizes this Fall.
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Board Game Night
Friday, August 18 7:00pm
Join us for some of our favourite board games, or bring your own!
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Electronics Club: Creating Your Own Circuit Boards
Saturday, August 19 1:00pm
Do you have an interest in creating your own circuit boards? Stepan Tuzlov will briefly talk about printed circuit board production as well as share his industry experience in preparing a PCB layout for low volume print. He will demonstrate PCB layout concepts to accommodate for manufacturability and cost. He will also briefly talk about pros and cons of “auto router” feature in CAD software.
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AWS Users Group
Thursday, August 24 7:00pm
In this second meetup, we’ll deep dive into IAM (Identity and Access Management) Roles and Policies. Come join us and become an IAM policy ninja.
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Border City Data
Monday, August 28 7:00pm
Border City Data teaches aspiring data professionals the ins and outs of wrangling data to find useful insights. August’s Topic will be announced soon!
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Book Club: Makers by Corey Doctorow
Tuesday, August 29 7:00pm
“Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester’s. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it.” – Goodreads

Download the book for FREE from the author here: http://craphound.com/makers/download/
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Software Guild: Lightning Talks!
Wednesday, August 30 7:00pm
A full slate of speakers will spend 5 minutes each telling you and each other about something cool they know, discovered, learned, built or love. Want to share your own 5 minute talk? Slides optional, email jeff at hackf dot org to secure a slot.
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*N.B Project Management Group and .NET Developers will be taking the summer off*


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