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October at Hackforge

October 11, 2018

by Rebecca Welbourn in News

Project Management Professionals Meetup: City of Windsor Municipal Energy Management
Monday, October 15 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Cole Nadalin is a Certified Energy Manager, Engineering Technologist, and Project Management Professional employed by the City of Windsor to identify opportunities that reduce the municipality’s energy costs.

Targeting electricity, natural gas, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, Cole develops projects and processes that lessen utility expenses and free capital for critical programs like infrastructure renewal, economic development, and community outreach.

Cole will speak to the many current and planned energy initiatives being conducted by the City of Windsor, how projects are developed and executed, and their positive impact for Windsorites.

Windsor Essex Google Developers Group: Flutter Study Jam
Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:30pm Facebook | Meetup

Flutter is Google’s mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source. Want to get started on building Flutter apps? Join us for our Flutter Study Jam!

Together we’ll work through Flutter Udacity Course prepared by Google instructors. You will be able to get hands-on experience with Flutter and build a Flutter app while learning the fundamentals..

Bring a laptop! The course will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, the laptop should have Flutter installed on it prior to starting the study jam to save time. Windows/Linux/Mac would all be fine.

Check out : https://flutter.io/get-started/install/

Board Game Night at Craft Heads Brewing Company
Friday, October 19 @ 7PM onwards Facebook | Meetup

Join us at the awesome Craft Heads Brewing Company for Board Game Night. We bring the games, you bring your strategy and drive to win! Enjoy a delicious craft beer or cup of coffee and feel free to bring your own snacks!

AWS Users Group: Say NO to Datacenters
Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and Infrastructure as Code
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Because friends don’t let friends build data centers, we are building a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on AWS: your own private software defined data center built through automated and repeatable process known as Infrastructure as Code.

Best part – no coding experience required just fundamental networking knowledge.


AWS UG members are full-stack engineers and developers who practice at intersection of DevSecOps and can go from networking to infosec and from blue green code deployments to  application infrastructure in less than no time. Come join us to explore fun cloud topics together.

Intro to Software Defined Radio [POSTPONED]
How to Track Airplanes with ADB-S Decoder
Thursday, October 25 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

In this talk we will be covering the basics of Software Defined Radio (SDR), the hardware used and examples of some of the many projects one may want to explore. We will look at how to setup PiAware (ADS-B & MLAT receiver) to track airplanes and other examples of SDR projects.

Border City Javascript: RxJS & Ansible
Friday, October 26 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Ansible is a Python-based tool for automatically deploying your application on demand. RxJS is a JavaScript implementation of ReactiveX, a functional programming paradigm useful for managing asynchronous work. Randy and Jeff will talk about these tools briefly and show examples of their use, so you can decide whether to explore them further.

Intro to Arduino Workshop
Thursday, November 1 @ 6PM Facebook | Meetup

Please join us at Hackforge to learn about Arduino boards! We’ll cover how to code them and the different features available on the boards. Participants can come with pre-existing projects to look for help or we can help the community get interested in a new project. If you have an Arduino, please bring it! Also, please bring laptops if you would like to experiment with code.

TechBoost Workshops (Amherstburg)

 

So, Your Small Business Has a Website. What’s Next?
Tuesday, October 23 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union, 463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg
Congratulations! You’ve conquered the first step in your digital marketing journey and have setup your small business with a well-designed website, so what’s the next step? Driving traffic to your website and tracking where that traffic comes from of course! In “So, Your Small Business Has a Website – What’s Next?”, we’ll walk through how to drive traffic to your website using search engine optimization, Google My Business and Google Ads as well as how to setup success tracking software such as Google Analytics and Google Search Console.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/techboost-amherstburg-so-your-small-business-has-a-website-whats-next-tickets-51081514184

 

Selling Online with Shopify
Tuesday, November 6 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union, 463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg
Websites such as emarketer.com are saying that eCommerce sales will hit $4 trillion dollars by 2020. Small businesses simply can’t rely on their local communities alone to support or grow their businesses. If you’re selling products, you need to be online. Good news is, tools like Shopify make it easy and fun too! 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.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/techboost-amherstburg-selling-online-with-shopify-tickets-51081608466

 

Making Instagram Work for your Business
Tuesday, November 13 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union, 463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg
According to Instagram Business, there are over 25 million business profiles on Instagram worldwide. Are you one of them? Many Instagram users use the platform as a way to keep tabs on their favourite brands and companies. By the end of this workshop, participants will understand how Instagram can help accomplish business goals, have created an Instagram profile and uploaded their first post and story.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/techboost-amherstburg-making-instagram-work-for-your-business-tickets-51081794021

 

Facebook Marketing Masterclass
Tuesday, November 20 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Libro Credit Union, 463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg
Not sure what to be posting on Facebook? Or further… How to create that content? Looking for an easy way to find clients online? We’ll cover how to create a Facebook account, page, event and more and discuss different types of content, specific tips for creating high-quality content, and how to focus your content around engagement.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/techboost-amherstburg-facebook-marketing-masterclass-tickets-51292982692

 

Working Smarter in the Cloud
Tuesday, November 27 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union, 463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg
Straight Outta the Cloud! Update your numbers, log your inventory, track your staff hours, pay your bills and so much more. Cloud systems are rapidly expanding and giving small business owners back their time to work ON their business and NOT IN their business.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/techboost-amherstburg-working-smarter-in-the-cloud-tickets-51293563429

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