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November 2017

Hackathon starter pack with Vertx

Thursday, November 23rd @ 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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Learn how to build an web application from scratch using the Vertx framework. Vertx is a reactive microservice framework that allows us to quickly put together our own applications, making it an ideal candidate for hackathons and major projects alike. We’ll set up a PostgresSQL database to persist our data, as well as a simple frontend using bootstrap for our users to interact with. This workshop is beginner friendly, basic knowledge of Java will be assumed, knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS/SQL is…

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First and Second Year Student Hackathon

Saturday, November 25th @ 10:00 am8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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If you’ve never heard of or participated in a hackathon before, the format is simple: Bring your new project ideas and existing coding skills to the event, form a small team, and start coding a solution based on that idea. Throughout the day, a variety of technical mentors will be present to help answer any questions you may have. A mentor schedule will be provided by the event start time. Meals, snacks, and drinks will be provided to keep you…

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Students for Community Engagement (SCE) Project Work Meeting

Monday, November 27th @ 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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This session is designed to help students and researchers interested in practicing civic engagement connect with the best available resources and relationships. The goal of this meeting is to enhance the connection between CS idea formulation at Dal and different levels of community leadership: locally, provincially, and/or nationally.

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ShiftKey Labs Open House

Wednesday, November 29th @ 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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We're throwing the doors wide open and inviting everyone to the first ShiftKey Labs Open House event! The session will begin with an overview of the ShiftKey Labs impact and the programs/workshops available to students, followed by a quick Q&A session. Next, several startup teams will deliver a brief presentation of their products and host a table where attendees can meet the founders and enjoy one-on-one conversations in an expo-style format. Guests are welcome to network and enjoy a variety of finger…

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