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Product Development Talk: How The Sausage Is Made


Tuesday, July 28 @ 7-8PM
Hackforge (255 Ouellette)

“There are many paths, staying aware of which one you chose and why, will give the foresight you need.”

Does your product have what it takes? On Tuesday, July 28th, Kevin Taylor will be sharing insights gained on the product development process from over 20 years in the global electronics industry. Learn the steps of getting your product off the ground from a pro.

Doors open at 6PM and the talk goes from 7-8PM. Hackforge is located at 255 Ouellette.

Software Guild: Programming in the Wild (July 22)


Get your hands dirty with the Software Craftsman Guild on Wednesday, July 22nd with a night of practical programming talks. Learn about one of the most popular programming languages and one of the most important software projects. Hang out and hack, starting at 7PM. From 8-9PM, join Jeff Szusz and Anthony Garreffa for their talks.

Software Guild
July 22nd – 7-9PM
@ Hackforge (255 Ouellette)


Learn You Some Programming With Python. An intro to basic programming concepts using Python.

Jeff Szusz will be introducing us to the wonderful world of Python. Developers and developers-to-be will leave with the knowledge of how to get rolling in one of the most popular and loved programming languages around.

This is a great talk to attend as a beginner!

Extreme Programming Explained: The birth of modern development practices.

Join the discussion of how a small team of developers changed how we build software forever. Anthony Garreffa gives a talk about one of the most important projects and pieces of literature in professional software development.

Don’t miss out on this talk! It will be a great primer for an upcoming event that we will be announcing that night.


Facebook event here!

Hackforge Events in July


Board Game Night – Thursday, July 9 @ 6-10PM
Join us for a night of board games and card games from 6-10PM. This event is free and open to everyone. If you’re new to board games, we encourage you to come by as we will have trusty Hackforgers there to help get you started.

More infoFacebook event

Tron (1982) – Monday, July 13 @ 8PM
Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love and escape do not compute!
The first on our movie fundraisers, join us for the classic sci-fi flick, Tron. Admission is 10$ going directly to Hackforge programming and community workshop.

Software Craftsman Guild – Wednesday, July 22 @ 7-9PM
The group for programmers meets again at the end of July.
We are still looking for Guild speakers. If you’re interested in giving a technical talk, contact info@hackf.org.

Product Development: How The Sausage Is Made – Tuesday, July 28 @ 7-8PM
Does your product have what it takes? Kevin Taylor will be sharing insights gained on the product development process from over 20 years in the global electronics industry.

Software Craftsman Guild: Beyond Code



Wednesday, June 24, 2015: 7-9PM
Hackforge (255 Ouellette)

The first meeting of the Software Craftsman Guild in the new Hackforge is Wednesday, June 24th. This meeting we’re talking about the computer programming profession. How do you improve your work and your team?

7:00 – 8:00PM – Hack n’ Hang
8:00 – 9:00PM – Talks for Techs

Decision Making for Developers
Join Derek Comartin as he discusses the process of approaching technical decisions. Learn to go beyond the tech, looking to your customers and business domain, to ensure you make the best decisions as a professional developer.

Updating the Joel Test
The test that tells programmers if their software team is up to snuff is almost fifteen years old. What criteria is important to you in 2015? Join Doug Sartori for an interactive discussion on what makes for an excellent workplace for developers today.

Rebooting Windsor: Windsor180 / Hackforge Tech Panel


Thursday, June 18th: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
@ NOW AT VENUE MUSIC HALL (255 Ouellette – upstairs from Hackforge)
7:00-8:00PM: Panel discussion
8:00-9:00PM: Networking

Windsor is lagging behind the provincial average for information and communication technology jobs. We are training new workers, but post-graduation, they leave town. How do we create a tech friendly city? How do we keep our young tech workers in Windsor?

As part of Windsor180 Week, join Hackforge for a frank conversation, panel discussion on the benefits and struggles of creating a tech hub in Windsor.

This event is open to the public, free, and all ages. There will be a bar open during the event.

Tanya Antoniw: Executive Director of Workforce WindsorEssex
Rino Bortolin: City of Windsor Councillor – Ward 3
Meghan O’Donnell: Full-Stack Developer at Alteris Group
Doug Sartori: Hackforge President



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