What we're about

Welcome to Techalicious, the ultimate community for tech hobbyists in Toronto! Our group is all about bringing together individuals who are passionate about technology, fostering connections, sharing knowledge, and collaborating on exciting tech-related projects.

At Techalicious, we believe that small groups can make a big impact. That's why we organise intimate, engaging events that allow for more meaningful connections and collaborations. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, you're welcome to join us for casual collaborative coding hangouts, tech socials, and technical training seminars.

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where everyone's opinions are valued and respected. Our goal is to provide a supportive environment where you can learn, grow, and have fun with like-minded tech enthusiasts.

Join us and be part of a community that shares your passion for all things tech! Some of our interests include:

  • ๐Ÿ Programming languages like Python, Java, C++, and HTML/CSS
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Building and modifying computers, smartphones, and gaming consoles
  • ๐Ÿ  Experimenting with IoT devices like smart home systems and wearables
  • ๐ŸŽจ Creating 3D models with software like Blender, SketchUp, or Tinkercad
  • ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ Exploring virtual and augmented reality with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or HoloLens
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Gaming and e-sports, including competitive gaming and streaming
  • ๐Ÿค– Robotics and automation, from simple DIY projects to industrial applications
  • ๐Ÿ”ง Open-source software and hardware like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Linux
  • ๐Ÿ”’ Cybersecurity and ethical hacking for keeping networks and systems safe
  • ๐Ÿง  Artificial intelligence and machine learning with neural networks and algorithms
  • ๐ŸŽต Audio and music technology for recording, mixing, and mastering
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Photography and videography with drones, 360-degree cameras, and innovative tech for visuals
  • ๐Ÿ”— Exploring the potential of blockchain technology for secure and decentralized record-keeping and transactions.

Join us today and let's explore the exciting world of tech together!

Upcoming events (4+)

๐Ÿงฉ Mastering PCRE & Regex: Unleashing the Power of Pattern Matching in ChatGPT

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) in our comprehensive workshop, specially tailored for those who are passionate about elevating their AI and language processing skills.

We begin by introducing you to the essentials of PCRE, explaining the ins and outs of its syntax, and showcasing how to create efficient and powerful regular expressions. By understanding these basics, participants will be equipped to unleash the full potential of text processing and data extraction tasks.

Moving forward, the session will transition into a focused exploration on the real-world application of these skills in the context of ChatGPT, OpenAI's state-of-the-art language model. We will dive deep into the art and science of pattern matching, demonstrating how to recognize and extract meaningful information from a vast sea of text.

But that's not all. We will also delve into the magic of substitutions, teaching participants how to replace specific patterns within a text to either correct or generate new information, a fundamental skill for those interested in language model tuning and optimization.

This workshop is suitable for beginners but also valuable for those looking to refine their existing understanding of PCRE and ChatGPT's capabilities.

Join us to sharpen your PCRE skills and discover the thrilling potential of text manipulation and pattern recognition in AI! Expand your understanding, increase your efficiency, and open a whole new world of possibilities.

Additional Note: This event isn't your usual beginner's introduction. We'll be diving deep into the realms of PCRE and Regex, tailored specifically for those who already have some familiarity with ChatGPT. While this might seem daunting to newcomers, fear not! I will be guiding you carefully and methodically through the intricate maze of pattern matching and substitutions. My goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their starting point, can leave this event with a solid grasp of these crucial, empowering concepts. Let's embark on this journey of discovery together! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿš€๐Ÿง 

๐Ÿบ Tech Hobbyist Social Mixer

Madison Avenue Pub

Hey, tech enthusiasts! Are you ready for a afternoon of electrifying fun? Join us at the Tech Hobbyist Social Mixer to mingle with fellow techies, stay up-to-date with the latest advancements, and unleash your passion for technology. Whether you're a pro or a newbie, come join us in a relaxed atmosphere and exchange innovative ideas.
At this mixer, you'll get to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for all things tech, including:

  • ๐Ÿ Programming languages like Python, Java, C++, and HTML/CSS
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Building and modifying computers, smartphones, and gaming consoles
  • ๐Ÿ  Experimenting with IoT devices like smart home systems and wearables
  • ๐ŸŽจ Creating 3D models with software like Blender, SketchUp, or Tinkercad
  • ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ Exploring virtual and augmented reality with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or HoloLens
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Gaming and e-sports, including competitive gaming and streaming
  • ๐Ÿค– Robotics and automation, from simple DIY projects to industrial applications
  • ๐Ÿ”ง Open-source software and hardware like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Linux
  • ๐Ÿ”’ Cybersecurity and ethical hacking for keeping networks and systems safe
  • ๐Ÿง  Artificial intelligence and machine learning with neural networks and algorithms
  • ๐ŸŽต Audio and music technology for recording, mixing, and mastering
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Photography and videography with drones, 360-degree cameras, and innovative tech for visuals
  • ๐Ÿ”— Exploring the potential of blockchain technology for secure and decentralized record-keeping and transactions.

Don't miss out on this exciting afternoon of networking, idea sharing, and making new friends who share your love for technology! See you there!

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๐Ÿง™ Text Parse Craft: *nix CLI Wizardry for Data & Text Transformation

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If you're interested in becoming a text parsing wizard through the command line, then this event is just for you. Awk and Sed are popular utilities for text parsing, but let's delve into some other exciting alternatives that are sure to amaze and inspire you.

This event provides a comprehensive overview of different command line tools, as well as the incredible power of Perl and Ruby's one-liners through the command line.

Don't miss out on the chance to improve your text processing skills and discover new possibilities. Get ready to be dazzled and impressed with what you'll learn!

๐Ÿ’พ Alternative Command Line Utilities

  • pcrgrep: a command-line utility that searches for specific patterns within a file or set of files.
  • rename: a versatile tool that can be used to manipulate and process text files.

๐Ÿ’พ Perl & Ruby One-Liners

  • Search and replace: Perl can perform search and replace operations on text files using a single one-liner command. This allows you to quickly make changes to large numbers of files with minimal effort.
  • Regular expressions: Perl & Ruby have a powerful regular expression engine that allows you to easily search for and manipulate text based on complex patterns.
  • Text filtering: Perl & Ruby's one-liner commands can be used to filter and extract specific lines or sections of text from a file. This is particularly useful for processing log files or other large data sets.
  • Text transformations: Perl & Ruby can be used to perform various text transformations, such as changing the case of text, removing duplicate lines, or converting between file formats.
  • Text statistics: Perl & Ruby can be used to perform various text statistics, such as counting the number of lines or words in a file, calculating the frequency of specific words, or generating histograms of text data.

Join us for an insightful session that promises to be both enriching and rewarding!

NOTE: Attending and watching the event is completely free of charge. However, if you would like to gain access to the notes, a small donation is required to support the group.

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๐Ÿบ Tech Hobbyist Social Mixer

Madison Avenue Pub

Greetings, tech aficionados! Are you prepared for a thrilling afternoon of technological marvels? Come, be a part of our Tech Hobbyist Social Mixer to network with other tech enthusiasts, stay in the loop with the latest tech trends, and let your tech-savvy side shine. Regardless of your expertise level, we invite you to share your unique insights in a friendly setting.

In our tech-filled get-together, you will have the opportunity to converse with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for diverse areas of technology, such as:

  • ๐Ÿ Programming in Python, Java, C++, and HTML/CSS
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Constructing and customizing computers, smartphones, and gaming systems
  • ๐Ÿ  Experimenting with IoT devices like smart home tech and wearable gadgets
  • ๐ŸŽจ Crafting 3D models with Blender, SketchUp, or Tinkercad
  • ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ Discovering virtual and augmented reality with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or HoloLens
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Gaming and e-sports, including competitive gaming and streaming
  • ๐Ÿค– Exploring robotics and automation, from hobbyist projects to industrial uses
  • ๐Ÿ”ง Open-source software and hardware including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Linux
  • ๐Ÿ”’ Strengthening cybersecurity and ethical hacking to protect network integrity
  • ๐Ÿง  Delving into artificial intelligence and machine learning with neural networks and algorithms
  • ๐ŸŽต Exploring audio and music tech for professional recording, mixing, and mastering
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Capturing moments with drone photography, 360-degree cameras, and other innovative visual technologies
  • ๐Ÿ”— Understanding the potential of blockchain tech for secure and decentralized systems.

Don't miss out on this vibrant afternoon filled with networking opportunities, knowledge exchange, and the chance to make new friends who share your fervor for technology! We look forward to seeing you there!

๐Ÿ‘พ JOIN US ON DISCORD!

๐Ÿ’ฒUPPORT US WITH FIAT!

๐Ÿ’ฒUPPORT US WITH CRYPTO!

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Bitcoin: 3MapDbGSJRAYacidBr3wbS5QTKPk3V77Fy
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Past events (7)

๐Ÿบ Tech Hobbyist Social Mixer

Madison Avenue Pub