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June 2023 at Hackforge

June 5, 2023

by Lauren Hedges in Events

OSM Windsor-Essex: Map Roulette-a-Thon

Tuesday, June 6th @ 6pm In-Person Only

For this month’s meetup OpenStreetMap Windsor-Essex is updating local speed limits in OSM.

Using MapRoulette and your favourite OSM editor, you can join in and help us to log speed limits throughout the city (we can’t make people adhere to them, unfortunately, but we can at least spread the word!)

Join us in-person at HF HQ or participate virtually, drop in for a few minutes or stay all night! The MapRoulette challenge on speed limits will remain open before and after the official event, but let’s see how much we can accomplish in 2 hours. We think we’ll surprise ourselves!

MapRoulette Challenge

Building an Accessible Website

Thursday, June 15th @ 6:30 pm Hybrid

In an era where digital experiences shape our daily lives, it’s crucial to ensure that everyone can access and navigate websites seamlessly. This event is your gateway to mastering the art of web accessibility and making a positive impact in the online world.

Presented by Jason Pomerleau of Elev8 Web Studio, this event will cover WCAG standards and how to follow them. While geared towards web developers, anyone who works in digital marketing, content management, and graphic design can benefit from attending.

In-person and virtual spots are available, and attendance is free. Please note that there will be no recording of this event made available after the fact, so be sure to take notes!

Event Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm

Event Location: Hackforge HQ (300 Ouellette Ave, Unit 210, Windsor

Elev8 Web Studio is southwestern Ontario’s leading WordPress development team. From a single web page to more than a million, Elev8 Web Studio builds custom themes and plugins for organizations of all shapes and sizes, from the smallest non-profit to multinational corporations. They are also the authors of WordPress Snippets, the most popular WordPress extension for Visual Studio Code with 375,000 active users.

Border City Data: SQL-A-Thon

Saturday, June, 17th @ 1PM In-Person Only

This will be a chance for data enthusiasts of all skill levels to network and learn together. Doug Sartori will moderate this session, help newcomers write their first SQL queries, and provide a set of challenging exercises for more experienced SQL developers.

This is a completely free, in-person event with limited space. All operating systems are welcome, and while we recommend participants bring their own laptops, we will have a limited amount of loaner computers available. Please send an email to info@hackf.org if you will need to use one.

Linux User Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, June 20th @ 7pm In-Person Only

Come out to Hackforge HQ on Tuesday, June 20th for a chance to get to know other members of the Windsor Linux Community.

This is a low-key informal event where we can discuss experience with and questions on Linux, while also making plans and gathering insight for future meetups. Come for the whole thing or stop by for a bit – whatever suits your schedule best!

If you can’t make this in-person event, you can still engage with us on the Linux User Group channel of the Hackforge Discord Server.

See you then!

Border City Data: Open Data Pub Night

Thursday, August 24th, @ 6PM In-Person Only

This month, LUG will be hosting a Linux install and social gathering. If you’re interested in trying out Linux, then this is the event for you! Members will be available to help you with installing Linux on your laptop or onto a virtual machine. Participants are encouraged to socialize and chat about Linux and open-source software.

As a bonus, will be a Commodore 64 and a Commodore 128 hooked up to monitors that will be available to tinker with.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the event!

When: Tuesday, August 22nd, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Hackforge HQ (300 Ouellette Ave, Unit 210)

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