Hackforge is a registered non-profit focused in technology. A member-driven organization, we host events and programming for beginners, professionals, and hobbyists.

Everyone who engages with Hackforge must adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Vision Statement:

 Hackforge is the key catalyst of a thriving, tech-empowered Windsor.

Mission Statement:

Hackforge is technology enthusiasts growing the tech capabilities of our region by creating connections and learning together.

Value Statements:

  1. Hackforge encourages creativity: finding new ideas and new ways to work together.
  2. Hackforge champions diversity in all elements of the technology community; creating a space where everyone is welcome and working to create a more inclusive industry.
  3. Hackforge supports its members in active learning and teaching at all levels.
  4. Hackforge welcomes and respects to all who walk through our doors.
  5. Hackforge is built and grown by its members.

Hackforge is proud to be Rainbow Registered by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC).

To find more accredited LGBT+ friendly businesses, visit the Rainbow Registered Guide.

Contact Info

📍 300 Ouellette Ave, Unit 210, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7B4


☎ 888-960-7641 ext.4

We respectfully acknowledge that our home base in Windsor-Essex sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which is comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi Peoples. We will honour this by collaborating with Indigenous-led organizations and businesses to support the advancement of Indigenous technology in our region and across Canada.​

Board of Directors

  • Doug Sartori Chair
  • Sherri Wheeler Secretary
  • Monique Jacques Treasurer
  • Shawn Daichendt
  • Randy Topliffe
  • John Haldeman
  • Goran Karmisevic

Contracted Staff

  • Lauren Hedges Managing Director
  • Justin Lafontaine Program Lead, Tourism Innovation Lab
  • Alex Berlyand Outreach, Tourism Innovation Lab
  • Tammy House Admin, Tourism Innovation Lab
  • Ana Masoud Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator


The following people have voting rights in the 2024 Hackforge AGM, to be held in September.

More information on how to join.

If you do not see your name, but believe it should be listed, please contact info@hackf.org.

  • Ken Acton
  • Lanre Akin
  • Amy Colford
  • Mark Connolly
  • Dylan Bourque
  • Frazier Fathers
  • Andrew Gaasenbeek
  • Mike Hoppe
  • Jana Jandal
  • Goran Karmisevic
  • Deepak Kaushik
  • Jennifer Kilbourne
  • Wayne Lessard
  • Christopher MacLeod
  • Abdullah Muzher
  • Meghan O’Donnell
  • Tom Ohmstead
  • Jason Pomerleau
  • Riddhik Pankhania
  • Art Rhyno
  • Dana Teagle
  • Haley Tibbits
  • Zhenia Tome
  • David Trueman