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March 1, 2018

by Rebecca Welbourn in News

A Research Primer for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, March 8 2PM–5PM | Facebook | Meetup
SOCA Digital Media Lab (Room AM-B32), Armouries Building, 37 University Ave.

Join us at the University of Windsor School of Creative Art’s new space in the Armouries building for an information session that will help kickstart your research in preparation to edit Wikipedia at our Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 27. We’ll be going over how to create accounts and user pages, make edits and how to do preliminary research. Leddy Library has offered their online research materials to help with improving the content of women in the arts on Wikipedia.

AWS Users Group
Deploy Code Like a Boss: Blue Green Deployments
Saturday, March 10 @ 8:30AM Facebook | Meetup

Let’s eliminate risk and outages associated with deploying new code into production environments. Blue Green Deployments take the stress out of the code deployment process and allow for easy backouts.  Live demo of an automated blue green code deployment on AWS cloud.

Build a Dream Technopreneur March Break Camp
Monday March 12 – Friday March 16 | Register

Build a Dream and Hackforge are excited to introduce TechnoPreneur Camp for girls in grade 9-12. Technopreneur is for girls who are interested in learning how to create a website, start a business and learn about technology and entrepreneurship.

Campers will experience an inspirational filled week brainstorming innovative ideas, learning how to code, meeting female role models and exploring a variety of career opportunities.This camp is FREE and it includes lunch everyday! If you know anyone who would be interested, please share!

Hackforge Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, March 13 @ 7PM | Facebook | More Info

Windsor Hackforge will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7PM at 255 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario. At this meeting, all members deemed to be in good standing (up to date with member dues) as of March 1st, 2018 are eligible to vote in the election of Directors and Volunteer Representatives.

TechBoost: Understanding Hardware and Software Solutions
Wednesday, March 14 @ 9AM Register | Facebook
Institute for Border Logistics and Security | 3475 Wheelton Dr

Do you need help understanding the available hardware and software solutions that would improve your business processes? Do you have a working business process but want to see if there’s a more efficient way to accomplish similar or better results? This workshop, part of the TechBoost Program, is for owners or employees of small business to increase their understanding of the types of hardware and software solutions that small businesses use to create, manage, and improve the way their businesses work

Movie Night: Alien vs. Predator
Friday, March 16 @ 8PM

Thanks to a generous donation by Mark Boscariol, we have a brand new sound system and we want to give it a good ol’ test drive by screening Alien vs. Predator.

Project Management Group
Monday, March 19 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

How do you manage customer expectations?

Doug Sartori, consultant and owner of Parallel 42, an IT consulting firm in Windsor, has a breadth of knowledge dealing with customers and managing their expectations, for better or for worse! We’re excited to have him as a guest speaker and share his experiences with us.

TechBoost: Office Automation with Google Apps
Wednesday, March 21 @ 9AM Register | Facebook
Institute for Border Logistics and Security | 3475 Wheelton Dr

Do you need a more efficient and affordable way to manage your business’s files, calendar, and customers? Do you need flexible tools to collaborate with your team in real-time? Do you want to be able to access your company’s tools and data anywhere, anytime and on any device? This workshop, part of the TechBoost Program, is for owners or employees of small business who want to know what G-Suite is, what tools and products are available and ways you can utilize the best ones to automate and enhance your business processes.

Board Game Night
Friday, March 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.

Windsor Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday, March 24 11AM – 5PM Eventbrite | Facebook | Meetup

Windsor Hackforge, Arts Council Windsor & Region and the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts invite people of all gender identities to take part in Windsor, Ontario’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an event dedicated to improving the representation of women on Wikipedia and provide a free teaching session for editing and contributing to Wikipedia.

Book Club: BYOB (Bring your Own Book)
Tuesday, March 27Monday, March 26 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Come to our group and tell us about the book you’ve been reading, why you’re enjoying it, and why you think others should read it too!

TechBoost: Email Marketing with Mailchimp
Wednesday, March 28 @ 9AM Register | Facebook
Institute for Border Logistics and Security | 3475 Wheelton Dr

Email marketing is a great way to speak to your existing customers. In this workshop, part of the TechBoost Program, we’ll discuss why email marketing is important and learn how to create a email sign-up form, manage a subscriber list, design email campaigns and send automated emails.

Software Guild & .NET Developers Group
Developer Workshop: Learn Git Together
Wednesday, March 28 @ 6:30PM | Facebook | Meetup

If you write code for fun or profit, using a source code management tool like Git can make your life a lot less painful. We’ll tell you what Git is, why it’s so important and useful, and then we’ll go step by step through the exercises in an interactive git tutorial by the folks behind Nodeschool.io. You could do the tutorial on your own at home, but come out to Hackforge and our friendly developer mentors will explain concepts in more detail and help you if you get stuck. Bring your own laptop!

Electronics Club
Saturday, March 31 @ 1PM | Facebook | Meetup

The purpose of the Electronics Club is to bring electronics hobbyists (a naturally solitary breed) and professionals (few and far between in Windsor) together for knowledge sharing and social engagement. Nik Steel is cooking up something cool for this month. Don’t miss it!

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