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May 2021 at Hackforge

Project Manager to Project Leader – The Journey
Wednesday, May 26th @ 6:30pm  Facebook | Meetup | LinkedinRegister Now

Project managers are becoming more imperative to achieving organizational strategic goals. Project managers must seize this opportunity to justify the trust leadership has placed in them to prove their ability to manage and lead a project successfully and provide value to the organization.

This presentation will discuss the transformation from a good project manager to a highly regarded project leader. We will discuss the attributes and skill required to inspire and motivate project teams to be successful.

Presented by Mary Anne Striner, PMP, MBA, SA

An Introduction to Machine Learning with Emphasis on Deep Neural Networks
Thursday, May 27th @ 6pm Facebook | Meetup | Linkedin

What are Neural Networks? What is Deep Learning?

This free session provides a quick peek into the inner workings of the Machine Learning algorithms that have become all pervasive in the world we live in.

Border City JavaScript May Meetup
Monday, May 31st @ 7pm Facebook | Meetup | Linkedin | Register Now

Looking for help solving a JavaScript problem?

Just getting started with the language and interested in learning more?

Come be part of this month’s Border City JavaScript meetup! This informal discussion between colleagues, friends, and newbies is a great way to build your skill set – and your network.

Attendance is free for everyone, but advance registration is required.

April 2021 at Hackforge

Border City Data: ETL with Python
Thursday, April 22nd @ 2pm  Facebook | Meetup | Linkedin

With the rise of machine learning, ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) skills are more relevant than ever. Doug Sartori of Mean, Median and Moose will talk about tools for different ETL use cases and demo a simple ETL process using Python.

Border City Javascript: April Meetup
Monday, April 26th @ 7pm Facebook | Meetup | Linkedin

Join local JavaScript developers for an informal round table discussion on current projects and puzzles, the JavaScript Ecosystem, and more.

Project Management Professionals: Introducing the Southern Ontario PMI Chapter
Wednesday, April 28th @ 6:30pm Facebook | Meetup | Linkedin

Presented by AJ (Ajit) Unnithan, PMP, this event is geared towards project managers in Windsor-Essex who have received, or are working towards, their Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.
In this free, 30-minute session, attendees will learn what the local PMI chapter offers, and can share their thoughts on how the Southern Ontario PMI Chapter can bring value to the Windsor-Essex project management community.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but advance registration is required. Please sign up, and an event link will be sent to you.

3/3 of this month’s events require advance registration. Register for two in one place!

March 2021 at Hackforge

Windsor-Essex AWS User Group Meetup: AWS Certifications Tips and Tricks
Wednesday, March 24 @ 7pm  Linkedin | Facebook | Meetup

Our topic is Certifications Tips and Tricks presented by Rick Triana, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS.

We’ll kick off the meetup with a brief meet and greet session followed by Rick’s presentation on this hot topic. We have some awesome virtual gifts to pass out to our attendees from AWS credits for your certification labs to an awesome e-book on one of the hottest AWS services.

Border City Data: Using DeckGL and Observable to Build Powerful Maps Quickly
Sunday, March 28 @ 2pm  Facebook | Meetup

Attend this session to learn how to use Uber open source project, DeckGL to visualize geographic data using Javascript. We’ll also be using Observable javascript notebooks to run the demo. Notebooks are a powerful way to display data, it’s visualization, and the code to generate them all in one environment. Observable has a large community of people building visualizations you can learn from.

Border City JavaScript March Meetup
Monday, March 29 @ 7pm  Facebook | Meetup

Join us in this virtual chat to meet fellow JavaScript developers from the Windsor-Essex area for a freeform discussion.

We’ll kick off with a handful of Lightning Talks to get our thoughts churning.

  • Randy will talk about controlling application flow with state.
  • Shawn will talk about using jQuery in 2021.
  • Meghan will tell us about volunteering with Canada Learning Code and Black Girls Code.
  • Jeff will talk about killing your darlings in a programming project.

After ours brains warm up, we’ll have an open discussion with the whole group about the state of the JavaScript ecosystem today.

2/3 of this month’s events require advance registration. Register for both in one place!


Notice of Annual General Meeting: March 12, 2019

Notice of Annual General Meeting

At 7:00 pm on March 12, 2019, Windsor Hackforge will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 1501 Howard Ave Unit 101, Windsor, ON.

At this meeting, all members deemed to be in good standing (up to date with member dues) as of March 1st, 2019 are welcome to attend.

This meeting will cover the current state of Hackforge, our plans for the coming year, as well as presenting our Interest Groups. If you want to work with Hackforge to bring something new to the community, come ready to proposal your ideas!

The meeting agenda, and any other required materials, will be distributed to members at least 48 hours prior to the AGM.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Hackforge 3.1x Launch at The Accelerator

Hackforge’s main mission is to provide a place where creative minds can come together to share ideas, learn together, find support and make friends.

Hackforge is thrilled to announce we are opening our doors at The Accelerator, Windsor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with co-working space specifically designed to help accelerate the growth of start-ups and emerging businesses, featuring on-site training and mentoring programs in a truly collaborative environment.

Our partnership with the Accelerator will allow us access to a hot desk and access to their 3000 sq. ft event space. In return, we will extend our outstanding programming to their community of entrepreneurs and business owners.

Please join us on Thursday, February 7 for a launch event to see our new space, network with other Accelerator members and the technology community. Refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, February 7 6PM – 8PM
Where: The Accelerator, 1501 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON N8X 3T5
Parking: The parking lot is first-come-first-serve. There is also free street parking available.

Questions? Please email us at info@hackf.org.


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