We’re excited to tell you all about what’s coming up this month. Many of our group and events are on hiatus until the new year, but we have some great opportunities for learning and fun to keep you busy until 2017. We’re always adding new events and activities, so stay up to date on Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup.
Our numbers are growing and we want you! Perks include access to Hackforge’s quiet, coworking space during the day, special member events, discounts on electronic orders and O’Reilly, and voting privileges. Most importantly, you are helping keep Hackforge doing what we do!
Rock City Meets Rose City
Cross-Border Work Q&A
Wednesday, December 7: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Live in Windsor but interested in working in Detroit? Our American neighbour is one of the great perks of living in the Rose City.
Not sure where to start? Join us December 7th for a Q&A discussion with experts and professionals on cross-border work. We will be discussing what American employers are looking for in Canadian workers, the process of applying, and dealing with the unique Windsor-Detroit work experience.
Save your spot here!
Level Up: Skill Building for Tech Professionals / Students:
Windsor-Essex .NET Developers: Everybody likes Cake!
Tuesday, December 6: 6:30 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Dick of Xamarin
xRake, jake, make, fake…. and now Cake! Let’s explore how to write cross platform build scripts in a language you’re already familiar with, C#.
Cake is a cross platform build automation system with a C# DSL to do things like compiling code, copying files/folders, running unit tests, compressing files, building NuGet packages and much, much more!
Find out more here
Remedies for Holiday Cabin Fever:
3D Printing Drop In Day
Wednesday, December 28: 1:00 – 3:00PM
In November, Stratus Plastics Inc donated a FlashForge 3D Printer to Hackforge.
We are inviting the public to join us for an afternoon of discovering and learning as we try out our new machine! Come learn along with us about the FlashForge and take home a small print! Great for the whole family.
Facebook Event Here
Let’s Get Social:
Lean Cocoa: Open Coding Night / Software Guild
Thursday, December 15: 7:00 PM
Come celebrate the end of the year together with the Software Guild and the Open Coding Night crew. We’re giving Lean Coffee a holiday twist with Lean Cocoa. Hackforge will provide the hot chocolate, you bring the conversation!
Lean Coffee is a networking conversation where the topics are voted on. Want to pick a few brains about a language you’re learning or a project in progress? This is a great opportunity to meet new folks!
December Book Club: Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
Tuesday, December 20: 7:00PM
This month’s Book Club is Douglas Adams’ 1979 novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. A quick comedic read for the holiday, join us for a conversation about this classic.
Facebook Event Here
Ask Santa For This One: January’s Book Club pick is Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem (2008)
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Send us a shout!
Hackforge Managing Director