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October 2023

October 5, 2023

by Anahita Masoud in News

Videogame Enthusiasts Meetup

Friday, October 6th, @ 6 – 8 PM In-Person Only

We’re bringing together gamers of all ages and backgrounds, united by their love for gaming. Whether you’re into PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, or even retro consoles, you’ll find like-minded individuals to connect with. From action-packed shooters to immersive RPGs, there’s room for all game genres here.

Come prepared for an evening of gaming, chatting, and sharing your gaming experiences with fellow enthusiasts. Don’t forget to bring your controllers, consoles, memorabilia, and/or passion for gaming! All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This meetup is also acting as an information gathering session for a local production company who are making a TV episode about video games. There will be no official filming or interviews at this event, and attendees are not required to participate in the production. This is just a chance for networking, connecting, and learning. Questions? Reach out to Lauren@Hackf.org

Ontario’s Southwest Black Tourism “Spark” Program Launch Event

Wednesday, October 11th, @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM In-Person Only

Ontario’s Southwest Regional Tourism Organization, Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network, WEtech Alliance, Empowerment Squared, Libro Credit Union, Tourism Innovation Lab and partners would like to invite you to the official launch of the Ontario’s Southwest Black Tourism “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program.

The event will feature special guest speakers, a presentation about the Ontario’s Southwest Black Tourism “Spark” Program, and tourism industry networking opportunities.

The Ontario’s Southwest Black Tourism “Spark” Program will provide selected applicants with mentorship, $5,000 in seed funding and technology support, and additional partner resources to help them get started with their new tourism ideas.

A light lunch featuring Saila Vibes’ (Diva’s Delite) Caribbean specialties will be served. Diva’s Delite Caribbean and Canadian Cuisine (110 Chatham Street West Windsor, ON N9A 5M6)

Code Troubleshooting Workshop: Mastering the Art of Diagnosing and Fixing Problems

Thursday, October 12th, @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM Hybrid

Join us for an immersive learning experience at our “Code Troubleshooting Workshop: Mastering the Art of Diagnosing and Fixing Problems.” This event is designed for students, professionals, anyone interested in honing their troubleshooting skills when it comes to code. The ability to diagnose and rectify a problem is an asset to programmers at all levels. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to witness live demonstrations of Doug Sartori diagnosing and solving real-world code problems. A seasoned instructor, Doug will walk you through the entire troubleshooting process, sharing valuable insights, strategies, and best practices along the way. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your programming expertise and gain the confidence to tackle any coding challenge that comes your way.

Join us at the “Code Troubleshooting Workshop” and unlock the secrets to becoming a code diagnostic and problem-solving expert. Reserve your spot today!

Everyone welcome, register via Zoom to receive the call link, or join us in-person at Hackforge HQ (300 Ouellette Ave, unit 210)

OSM: Mapping Party

Monday, October 16th, @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM In-Person Only

Get ready to map and mingle at the OSM: Mapping Party!

Join us in front of Harvey’s in the University Area for a fun group mapping adventure using Street Complete and Every Door apps. Whether you’re a mapping pro or just curious about creating maps, this event is for you! We’ll kick things off in front of Harvey’s, and you can grab some snacks and together we’ll explore our neighborhood and make our map more awesome. It’s a great way to connect with friendly folks, discover new places, and contribute to the world of maps.Don’t miss out on the OSM: Mapping Party – it’s going to be a blast!

Monday, October 16th, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. At the intersection of Wyandotte Street and California Avenue


Linux Users’ Group: Container Workshop

Thursday, October 19th, @ 7 – 9 PM In-Person Only

Step into our Container Workshop, where we’ll immerse ourselves in the world of containers using Podman. Get ready for hands-on learning, as we cover container essentials, container creation, custom image crafting, and more!

Don’t forget to bring your laptop for a fully interactive experience.

Date: Thursday, October 19

Time: 7 – 9 PM

Location: Hackforge HQ (300 Ouellette, Unit 210)

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