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September 2017

Grad School Essentials Workshop Series – Part 1

Saturday, September 23rd @ 11:00 am1:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Are you starting grad school this fall? Worried about the academic stuff after a long break? The Grad Tech club is organising a series of workshops at ShiftKey labs. The workshops include typesetting tool - LaTeX, usage of bluenose server and various insights from current graduate students. Part 1 of the workshop will take place on September 23rd from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM and will cover the following topics: - LaTeX - BibTex - Doodle - Slack Part 2…

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Civic Engagement for CS with SCE

Monday, September 25th @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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This introductory event is meant to provide an overview of the potentials in enhanced community engagement through civic participation from Computer Science using new and improving knowledge-exchange frameworks and by building partner relationships with decision makers in our communities locally, provincially, and nationally. Event format will be two brief presentations of the current project aims followed by a Q&A discussion. Generally SCE is currently seeking motivated participants and those willing to take leadership roles in a new initiative as it grows and evolves. Please visit the…

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Intro to Alternative IDEs

Wednesday, September 27th @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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JGrasp is a wonderful tool for learning Java, but once you really start to dig your teeth into advanced coding, it becomes unreasonable to have to do everything manually. That is where alternative IDEs like Eclipse and Jetbrains’ IntelliJ IDEA come into play. During this workshop, we will show you how to get Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA onto your machine. However, the most important thing about working with new tools is familiarizing yourself with them, so the workshop will also…

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Power BI

Thursday, September 28th @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Learn how to use an open source tool for reporting and visualizations. Users can make dashboards with important information that provide deeper insights for a company. This would make employees more efficient and help them present information and analysis in a visual, clear and simple way. Topics include: Showing what Power BI is as a concept Show examples of its use Make a data visualization report with a simple database. (csv file, excel o access database could work)

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October 2017

Civic Engagement for CS with SCE

Monday, October 2nd @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Free

This introductory event is meant to provide an overview of the potentials in enhanced community engagement through civic participation from Computer Science using new and improving knowledge-exchange frameworks and by building partner relationships with decision makers in our communities locally, provincially, and nationally. Event format will be two brief presentations of the current project aims followed by a Q&A discussion. Generally SCE is currently seeking motivated participants and those willing to take leadership roles in a new initiative as it grows and evolves. Please note that…

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Personality Types, Communication, and Team Dynamics

Thursday, October 5th @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Jung’s theory of psychological types are useful to help us understand ourselves and how we work with others. By discussing the results of an online test, we will identify valuable differences between people, differences that could be the source of misunderstanding and miscommunication. This information enhances understandings of motivations, natural strengths, and potential growth areas. It also helps us appreciate others who differ from themselves. The goals of this workshop are to: Self-assess and verify your personality preferences Recognize how…

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Intro to Command Line and GitHub

Tuesday, October 10th @ 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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Note: This is a repeat of the workshop of the same name offered in September.  There are two constants in the world of development: terminals (command line, command prompt, etc.) and mistakes. No developer is perfect, so version control systems like Git were developed to ensure that the inevitable mistakes or appearance of bugs would be easy to address. While several IDEs have version control integrations, any developer worth their salt needs to be familiar with some form of command…

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TDD, Unit Testing, and Debugging

Wednesday, October 11th @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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As the computer science industry trucks on, the software we develop becomes increasingly intricate and complex. Testing after writing chunks of code has become a bad practice – we tend to develop a complex solution with dozens of working parts, but by only testing the solution it becomes difficult to isolate the areas which cause bugs and defects. This is where test-driven development (TDD) and unit testing come in. TDD is a software engineering paradigm where we write code to…

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Grad School Essentials Workshop Series – Part 2

Saturday, October 14th @ 11:00 am1:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Free

Are you starting grad school this fall? Worried about the academic stuff after a long break? The Grad Tech club is organising a series of workshops at ShiftKey labs. The workshops include typesetting tool - LaTeX, usage of bluenose server and various insights from current graduate students. Part -1 of the workshop will take place on September 23rd from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM and will cover the following topics: - LaTeX - BibTex - Doodle - Slack Part -2…

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UI Design Analysis

Wednesday, October 18th @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Theoretical workshop that studies on to use of the most popular design patterns on app development nowadays and how to analyze if the application developed meets the market requirements. Since it’s a very theoretical workshop there is a requirement on basic development knowledge, whether IOS or Android. Workshop topics include: Explain a little bit on the UI design standards (usability rules) Most common UI design according to the type of app being designed. Tools to analyze if the design meets…

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