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DCSI Conference Student Project Presentations

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm


In July and August 2016, 13 students in 4 project teams participated in the ShiftKey Labs Software Innovation Internship program. The program provided students with necessary financial, skills-development and mentorship support to advance their projects. The goal: Help student teams become more attractive to potential mentors, partners, and investors.

Join us on September 28th, 2016 to watch each team deliver a 10-minute presentation and demo of their project at the DCSI conference. At the end of the presentation, the audience will have up to 5 minutes to ask questions. Afterwards, each team will host a booth where conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet the founders and learn more about each project.

Project Teams


Team: Colin Conrad, Dijana Kosmajac, Faisal Abbas, Zhishen Yang

GroupUs is the first social networking application to use smart interest profiling. Inspired by people who “use Tinder to meet new people instead of hook up”, GroupUs is the best way to make new friends. Users sign in to GroupUs through Facebook, and the GroupUs application uses an advanced proprietary algorithm to identify users’ Activities Interests and Opinions. Users can then answer a series of short questions to help clarify your interests. GroupUs then places users into a group of four people with similar interests, where you can privately chat and get to know each other.


Team: Shea Balish, Nicholas Tancredi, Keagan Nickerson

Across the world, amateur sport is the most popular extracurricular activity for youth, and volunteering activity for adults. Hundreds of millions of people devote their time to sport with the goal to develop youth into healthy, talented athletes.

Athletes and coaches lack specialized sport programming along with the tools to create and deliver this programming. Current solutions are fragmented (e.g. email, texting, printed PDFs, YouTube). Athletes and coaches want tools to find, create, and deliver expert training content. It’s time to democratize amateur athlete development.

REP is a mobile platform that allows coaches to create and compile specific training content into intuitive digital packages, and to share these sessions with their athletes and peers. On this view, REP is a powerful athlete development tool that connects coaches to everyone devoted to developing athletes. Although free, the premium version of REP provides users 24/7 access to a ”CoachBot” that delivers expert training content based on user needs, anytime, anywhere.


Team: Ben Bright, Vijay Kumar, Divya Dola

StuGig enables university students to find gigs by promoting themselves and their respective skill sets. Our platform is designed to make the useful skill sets on campus available to the student body and its surrounding community. Our mission is to create a student labour force that caters to the needs of both university students and potential employers. We accommodate students by making it more viable to earn cash while enrolled in a heavy course load. We benefit other users by allowing them to connect with students who are available to work at a cheaper rate.

SWAP Innovations

Team: Kardam Tiwari, Alif Momin, Afiz Momin

SWAP Innovations is revolutionizing the way that secure transactions take place over the internet. Our proprietary device gives customers the most secure alternative currently available. SWAP Innovations is focused on serving the Bitcoin market with plans to expand into other crypto currencies and financial institutions.


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Dalhousie Computer Science Graduate Society


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building – Jacob Slonim Room (Room 430)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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