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March 2017

StuGig Launch Event

Thursday, March 23rd @ 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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On Thursday March 23rd, StuGig Inc. will be launching the first version of its web platform. The event aims to provide attendees with a greater understanding of the company’s overarching goals and growth plan. Industry leaders will speak on the need for youth retention, entrepreneurship, and innovation here in Nova Scotia. Come enjoy a unique demo, great discussion by industry leaders and an evening full of networking. About StuGig StuGig is a web based platform connecting students with “gigs” relevant…

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Blockchains and Ethereum – Introduction

Wednesday, March 29th @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Come and learn about the Blockchain technology and about Ethereum. More importantly, come and write your first contracts in Solidity, the programming language for contracts in Ethereum, an open source, public blockchain project. After a brief introduction to Blockchains and Ethereum, we will be describing the frameworks used for creation and using of contracts stored on the blockchain and then guide you to create your first contracts.

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April 2017

Integrator Software Workshop

Thursday, April 6th @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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The founders of Integrator software will be holding a workshop to demonstrate their tools to workshop attendees. Come on out to learn more about the software, understand how these developer tools might help with your project, and network with the developers and other likeminded people in the room.

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React.js Hands on tutorial (Part 2)

Tuesday, April 11th @ 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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Free

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 a 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 an UI library developed…

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May 2017

React.js Hands on tutorial (Part 3)

Tuesday, May 9th @ 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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Free

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 a 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 an UI library developed…

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Introduction to Git Tutorial – Lunchtime Session

Wednesday, May 24th @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Git is great at keeping you organized on any program you write. It helps teams work together on larger projects.  Companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twiter all use Git for their projects, and there are lots of websites out there that make Git even easier to configure and connect with others.  Git is used on the command line, so it may not be flashy, but a lot of IDE’s and GUI’s make it super easy to work with.  I think…

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Introduction to Git Tutorial – Evening Session

Wednesday, May 24th @ 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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Free

Git is great at keeping you organized on any program you write. It helps teams work together on larger projects.  Companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twiter all use Git for their projects, and there are lots of websites out there that make Git even easier to configure and connect with others.  Git is used on the command line, so it may not be flashy, but a lot of IDE’s and GUI’s make it super easy to work with.  I think…

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Zero to Deploy: The Basics Workshop

Wednesday, May 31st @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Looking for tooling to bring your app to reality? Want to develop skills over the summer to prepare for Co-op? Learn the basics of web applications? We got you covered! Zero to Deploy: The Basics will introduce some of the tools used by some of the biggest start-ups such Twitter, Shopify, GitHub and Airbnb. We will dive into the concepts such as Model-View-Controller(MVC), continuous integration (CI) and version control. We’ll learn these concepts by applying them during the workshop so…

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July 2017

Alternative IDEs and Debugging – An Introduction to IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse with OOP

Wednesday, July 12th @ 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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Introduction to Command Line and GitHub

Wednesday, July 19th @ 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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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 line interface. To this end, this workshop will provide brief introduction to both Windows and…

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