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June at Hackforge

June 8, 2018

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??‍? Windsor Essex Makers (WEMake): Maker Meetup Thursdays
Thursdays @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Do you make stuff with your hands and like to hangout with those that do too? Come out to Hackforge on Thursdays at 7PM to meet with other makers, work on your project, or get inspired.

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, art or just simply crafting with beads.

? ☁ AWS (Amazon Web Services) Users Group
Saturday, June 9 @ 9AM Facebook | Meetup

Protect Your Cloud Resources: AWS Identity and Access Management

Manage fine-grained access to AWS services and resources securely by learning IAM service. Learn how to grant other people permission to administer and use resources in your AWS account. Grant permissions to your applications running on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to interact with other AWS services securely.

IAM is a fundamental cloud service and it’s a great place to start learning the cloud. We operate at intersection of DevSecOps and will kick off the meetup by going over DevSecOps practices in the cloud. AWS is secure by default and we will share the best IAM practices to stay secure in the cloud.

Presenters: Brandon Wells and Goran Karmisevic of ZoomZoom Cloud Inc.

? ? Project Management Group
Monday, June 18 @ 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.

?? Museum Technology Users Group
Thursday, June 21 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Co-organized with the South Western Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC) called the Museum Technology User Group, this meet-up is for arts, culture and heritage sector workers who would like to learn more about technology and its applications in galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and heritage organizations. The group will meet to discuss tools and how to use them, what resources are available and even explore hands-on activities.

This month’s topic is Digitizing. Possible points of discussion include best practices around digitizing archival materials, indexing digital content, text-recognition including indigenous languages, and managing digital-born artefacts.
Members of Windsor Essex Makers (WEMake) who normally use the space on Thursdays are invited to join us.
We are seeking facilitators to share best practices or experiences around this topic. If you have expertise and/or can lead a hands-on activity on the 21st, please contact Candace at candace.nast@gmail.com

? Board Game Night
Friday, June 22 @ 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)
Monday, June 25 @ 7PM Tuesday, June 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!

⚡Lightning Talks (Software Guild & .NET Developers Group)⚡
Wednesday, June 27 @ 6:30pm Facebook | Meetup

A Lightning Talk is a very short presentation – just five minutes – in which you’ll tell a story, share an idea, or teach us something. You don’t have to be an expert – in fact, it’s common to share something you JUST learned!

Want to give a Lightning Talk related to hacking, making, or working as a technical professional? Reply to this email answering 1) What is the title of your talk 2) What’s your five-minute talk about?

TechBoost Workshops in June

Generously funded by a Libro Credit Union Prosperity Grant, The TechBoost Program supports the growth and development of small businesses in Windsor-Essex by providing affordable training in information technology tools and products for business. TechBoost is an initiative of Hackforge, supported by the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

TechBoost: Understanding Hardware and Software Solutions
Tuesday, June 19 @ 5:30PM Register | Facebook

Essex County Library – LaSalle Branch
5950 Malden Road, Windsor, Ontario

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.

Facebook Marketing 101 for Business
Wednesday June 20 @ 5:30pm Register | Facebook
Libro Credit Union – Belle River Branch
441 Notre Dame St, Belle River, Ontario

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 Facebook to grow their business and clientele.
TechBoost: Up and Running with Shopify
Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:30pm  Register | Facebook
Libro Credit Union – Belle River Branch
441 Notre Dame St, Belle River, Ontario

Does the idea of setting up your online store seem way too time-consuming? Are you worried you might not set up your online store correctly? Do you want a rundown of how to get your store up and running and how to maximize the features available on Shopify? By the end of this workshop, you’ll have your Shopify account set up and know how to choose a theme, customize your theme, add products and manage shipping.

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