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November at Hackforge

November 16, 2018

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Project Management Professionals: PM Resources
Monday, November 19 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

This month we are going to explore support/info platforms on project management available on the web, especially LiquidPlanner.

Intro to Machine Learning with Shawn Daichendt
Thursday, November 22 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

In this presentation, we’ll talk about Machine Learning: what it’s used for today, common concepts and terminology used in the ML world, and how you can get started programming your own ML programs in Python.

Board Game Night @ Hackforge
Friday, November 23 @ 7PM Facebook | Meetup

Join us at Hackforge 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-Essex .NET Developers: Establishing a SOLID Foundation – An Intro to Software Design
Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:30PM Facebook | Meetup

Are you tired of opening classes that have hundreds or thousands of lines of code? Do you feel that you spend too much time trying to understand how something (that should be simple) in your application works? Are you frustrated with following spaghetti-like logic through your code’s core?

In this presentation, we’re going to examine a set of design principles that yield easy-to-read, decoupled code referred to as SOLID. To start, we’ll explore the history of SOLID and establish the problems it solves. From there, we’ll dive into the different principles, defining what each principle means, how to spot violations, and how to resolve them.

Speaker: This is a remote talk by Cameron Presley. http://blog.thesoftwarementor.com/

Border City Javascript: Another talk is held in the same space by the Border City Javascript group. Stick around after this talk for more content!

Networking: Feel free to join us afterward at Craftheads for refreshments while talking shop and socializing.

Border City Javascript: Building an Emotionally Intelligent Bot?
Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:30PM Facebook | Meetup

Shivang Rana tells us how he used a mix of JavaScript and Python to build a bot that can analyze the emotional sentiment of a sample of text. Stick around after the talk for open discussion and get to know some fellow developers.

Electrical Component/Sensor Workshop
Thursday, December 6 @ 6PM Facebook | Meetup

Join us for a talk/workshop about the ins and outs of electrical components and sensors!

TechBoost Workshops (Offsite) 

TechBoost: Facebook Marketing Masterclass
Tuesday, November 20 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Libro Credit Union – Amherstburg Branch
463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 3L4

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.


TechBoost: Working Smarter in the Cloud
Tuesday, November 27 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union – Amherstburg Branch
463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 3L4

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.  By the end of this workshop, participants will understand what the tech world has to offer not only their accounting but apps and integrations that are game changers for small business owners.


TechBoost: So, Your Business Has a Website, Now What?
Thursday, November 29 5:30pm–7:30pm
Libro Credit Union – Amherstburg Branch
463 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 3L4

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.


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