2017 Resolution: Become a Hackforge Member!
Now is the perfect time to take your Hackforge love to the next level. Perks include access to Hackforge’s quiet, co-working space during the day, special member events, our new workshop space, discounts on electronic orders and O’Reilly, and voting privileges. Most importantly, you are helping keep Hackforge doing what we do!
2017 Resolution: Get More Involved
Member Day: Two New Rooms!
Saturday, January 14: 1:00PM
Hackforge Members are invited to join us for a tour of our two new rooms! Let’s talk about a better workshop and classroom space, plus plans for 2017. Snacks provided!
For non-members, we will be showing off our new rooms once we get everything in place. Big thanks to our landlord/supporter, Mark Boscariol for the renovations in the basement.
2017 Resolution: Learn Something New
Software Guild: Space Cadets and Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, January 25: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Looking to get your business or idea off the ground? Sara Alhasan from Ontario Centres of Excellence will be giving a short talk about their entrepreneurship programs, what they offer, and how to apply.
2017 Resolution: Make New Friends
Board Game Night
Tuesday, January 10: 6:00 – 9:00PM
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.
We’ll have a games like Smash Up, Small World, The Resistance, and more. Bring your favourite game (that can be played in less than four hours)!
2017 Resolution: Work on Your Project
Open Coding Night
Wednesday, January 18: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Working on a project? Need to bounce ideas off other programmers? Bring your laptop and get coding! Great event for beginners as well. Tutorials will be available and the event is facilitated a real life computer programmer.
2017 Resolution: Read More
Book Club: Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem (2006)
Tuesday, January 31: 7:00PM
Liu Cixin’s science fiction novel The Three Body Problem was a smash hit bestseller in China, and has finally been translated into English by Ken Liu. It’s a mind-bending tale of politics, aliens and gaming. Join us for a discussion of this Hugo Award winning novel.
2017 Resolution: Step Up Your Game
Border City Data (NEW!)
Monday, January 23: 7:00PM
Border City Data is a new interest group focused on data and databases. Our initial meeting will focus on a practical introduction to SQL. The Structured Query Language is one of the most common ways that users interact with databases, and it’s an essential skill for all kinds of professionals who work with data.
2017 Resolution: Challenge Yourself
Open to University of Windsor Undergraduate and Graduate students
Friday, January 27 to 29 2016
The University of Windsor’s Computer Science Department and Windsor Hackforge are teaming up for Winter Hackathon. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from the University, this weekend hackathon will test skills with creative challenges using data from the community and industry.
More Details Here
Register NOW as a participant, volunteer, or mentor
2017 Resolution: Work Together on Something Awesome!
Order of the Indie Game Developers: Great Canadian Game Jam Brainstorm
Monday, January 30: 7:00PM
A Game Jam is a group of people planning, designing, and creating one or more games. January’s meetup, we will be giving an introduction to Game Jams and host a brainstorming session to what one spread across 2017 would look like. We’re inviting video game developers, artists, writers, and fans to join in the process.