February at Hackforge
February 13, 2018
Project Management Group
Monday, February 19 @ 7PM | Facebook | Meetup
This group is for all professionals from any industry, and business owners to come together and exchange ideas and good practices in Project Management, Agile Product Development and Process Improvement, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. For February, Steve Perpich will present deux use cases of good and bad project management.
Steve has over 30 years experience in the industry and is a professional Project Manager with Beyond Blue Aerospace, as well as Account Manager for FBA.
Board Game Night
Friday, February 23 @ 7PM | Facebook | Meetup
Join us for some of our favourite board games, or bring your own! Come on in and we’ll get you set up with a game and a group to play with as soon as there’s an opening. This event is open to anyone and the earlier you arrive the quicker you’ll get into a group playing a game.
Book Club: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7PM | Facebook | Meetup
We covered chapters 1 through 11 of Too Like The Lightning in January – in February we continue at our leisurely pace. Join us, catch up, and we’ll talk about the next chunk of the book.
Goodreads says, “Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer – a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away.
The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world’s population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life.
And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life…”
Pick it up at Chapters/Indigo, Pick it up at Amazon or get the Audiobook through Audible.
Software Guild: Lean Coffee
Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:30PM | Facebook | Meetup
Join the Software Guild and .Net Developers for an epic Lean Coffee – you’ll brainstorm programming or industry related topics YOU want to talk about, and we’ll shred through them in a rapid, structured discussion. Bring your favourite hot beverage.