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February 2017
Free

ShiftKey-Py Hackathon

Wednesday, February 22nd @ 10:00 amFriday, February 24th @ 12:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Are you a Python, Django, or Social Media rockstar? This is your chance to prove it in front of some of Halifax's developer top brass. We want people who want to solve some of the following problems using Python / Django / Twitter API: Corporate Twitter account mapping B2B/B2C Classifiers of Twitter Profiles Personal vs. Professional post Classifiers Other hacks with Python/Django/Twitter API What's in it for you? Free food Bragging rights Python books Public recognition for solving a valuable business…

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Introduction to Microprocessor Programming with Arduino

Tuesday, February 28th @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Much of modern computing has moved away from traditional computers such as mainframes, desktops, and laptops. Instead of this traditional, centralized mode of computation, we now use integrated microprocessors (µP) for most functions. In 2003 over 98% of processors made were µPs designed for huge variety of electronics, and this number has only grown since . µPs control your alarm clock, your fridge's temperature, the gasoline injection in your car, every gas valve in every factory on the planet, every…

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March 2017
Free

Python/Django Tutorial Series

Wednesday, March 1st @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Level up your professional portfolio by attending this series of Python/Django tutorials and create a Twitter Profiler! Tutorials will run from February 1st through March 8th each Wednesday  (NOTE: No tutorial during study break on February 22nd). Start with the Basics Get an introduction to the basic concepts of Python and Django. This tutorial assumes that you are familiar with object oriented programing. It also helps to know html/css, which you can learn online on your own. Code Like Crazy Though we only meet for 90 minutes a…

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Free

Virtual Midwinter Getaway

Thursday, March 2nd @ 5:00 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Come escape the winter blahs on our sunny holodeck… You may not be able to get out to Bora-Bora this semester, but who cares? A range of virtual destinations and adventures await you right here in FCS. Why choose just one? Sample from among the following: Oculus Rift: go mountain climbing, explore an alien ocean, defuse a bomb HTC Vive: scale Mt. Everest, unravel an incident at a futuristic bar, visit an alien world Microsoft Hololens: explore Rome or Machu…

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CSS Winter 2017 Game Jam

Saturday, March 4thSunday, March 5th
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Save the Date! The Dalhousie University Computer Science Society (CSS) will be hosting a game jam over the weekend of March 4th-5th. Please check back soon for more information.

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Geek Labs: Unit Testing with JUnit

Monday, March 6th @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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As the world moves forward, it becomes less and less practical to use client programs to test the aspects and behaviours of increasingly complex programs. Luckily, there is an answer to this: unit testing! Unit testing is a method with which you test the behaviour and functionality of a part of your code without always having to start the client program over. Using the versatile IntelliJ IDEA, we will explore the uses of unit testing and how to implement unit…

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Python/Django Tutorial Series

Wednesday, March 8th @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Level up your professional portfolio by attending this series of Python/Django tutorials and create a Twitter Profiler! Tutorials will run from February 1st through March 8th each Wednesday  (NOTE: No tutorial during study break on February 22nd). Start with the Basics Get an introduction to the basic concepts of Python and Django. This tutorial assumes that you are familiar with object oriented programing. It also helps to know html/css, which you can learn online on your own. Code Like Crazy Though we only meet for 90 minutes a…

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Learn React.js from the beginning ….. Hands on tutorial

Tuesday, March 14th @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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As we go more into JavaScript practices we want to do something related to React.js. This would be fun because we would use live examples to learn React. We are expecting beginner level audience on React.js and some experience in JavaScript programming. Our focus would be to run couple of videos and try out React on our own. We will do a group exercise and improve our skills on React.js. WHAT IS REACT? React is a UI library developed at…

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