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April at Hackforge

April 4, 2018

by Rebecca Welbourn in News

Windsor Essex Makers (WEMake)
Thursdays at 7PM | Facebook | Meetup

Windsor Essex Makers (WEMake) welcomes Hackforge Members and the general public to come in and tinker with any project you personally have or discover what we have hidden away that can be used for something cool.

What is a maker? A maker is a person who likes to build and craft things with their hands and minds. It could be with electronics, 3d printers, or just simply crafting with beads.

Do you want to show off something? Bring it in!

3D Printer Club: Endstops, Magnetic Build Plates, and PrintDry Overview
Saturday, April 7 @ 1PM | Facebook | Meetup

Join us for our first meeting of the spring!

We will be discussing the various types of sensors used for endstops on printers. There are more than half a dozen types used for sensing the build plate and can help with bed misalignment. We will be touching on induction sensors, capacitive sensors, retractable sensors (BL Touch), micro-switch, magnetic (Hall effect), piezo-electric disc, and infrared.

We will also be showing a BuildTak FlexPlate which is a convenient way to magnetically attach the printing surface during the print, and remove afterwards for easier parts removal.

The PrintDry filament drier is back, and it has brought some of its filament containers along with it. We will be discussing the problem of filament absorbing water.

We will also be showing some photos taken last month at the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen, IN.

Please join us, and bring any questions you have!

TechBoost: Content Marketing & Client Prospecting 101
Wednesday, April 11 @ 9AM | Register | Facebook
Institute for Border Logistics and Security | 3475 Wheelton Dr

Not sure what to be posting on Facebook? Or further… How to create that content? Looking for an easy way to find clients online? By the end of this workshop, participants will have a series of content ideas for their own social media marketing, the tools to create this content and a clear plan on how to utilize LinkedIn to grow their business and clientele.

Movie Night: Ghost World
Friday, April 13 @ 8PM

Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh – on whom both girls have a crush – their friendship is forever changed.

Project Management Group
Monday, April 16 @ 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. This month, in the light of the recent Facebook data leak, we’re asking ‘How do we manage our personal data on the internet?’ and ‘What kind of online footprint we are willingly or unwillingly leaving?’

TechBoost: Understanding Hardware and Software Solutions
Wednesday, April 18 @ 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.

Board Game Night
Friday, April 20 @ 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: BYOB (Bring your Own Book)
Tuesday, April 24 @ 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: Office Automation with Google Apps
Wednesday, April 25 @ 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.

.NET Developers Group: Blazor Framework
Wednesday, April 25 @ 6:30PM | Facebook | Meetup

This month at the .NET Developers Group, we’re showing off Blazor. Blazor is an experimental .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly. For more information, see https://github.com/aspnet/Blazor.

Social Coding
Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:30PM | Facebook | Meetup

Come on out with your laptop, bring a project or a tutorial to work on, and write some code in social presence with your fellow Hackforgers. If you need a hand or some guidance, mentors will be there to lend a hand.


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