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November 2017

Blockchain 101

Wednesday, November 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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Build Your First Cryptocurrency with Ethereum on Azure Let's get hands-on with Ethereum and build our first cryptocurrencies! In this workshop, we'll first explore today's ecosystem of blockchain technologies and look at the blockchain-driven future in the fintech space and beyond. Then we'll get hands-on: you'll learn how to deploy an Ethereum network on Azure and create your own model cryptocurrency to run on it. You will get first-hand experience running Blockchain networks in the cloud, as well as writing…

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Modernizing Our Approach to Problem Solving

Thursday, November 2nd @ 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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Innovation is our answer to any problem we face as a society. In the simplest terms, innovation can be described as the following question: What steps can we take from our current situation that will bring us into a new situation where our problem no longer exists? When considered it in this fashion we notice that fundamentally, innovation is a function of situations (or contexts), steps (or actions), and problems. Join us as we explore the relationships between these concepts…

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Game Development with Unity

Wednesday, November 15th @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Join us as we go through the basics of Unity for our upcoming Game Jam. We have an experienced graduate student, Raphael BN, going over a beginner tutorial to get you started. Make sure you come to the event with Unity installed. The free version works just fine. https://store.unity.com/ Both tutorials on November 15th and 16th are the exact same! Come out to which ever works best with your schedule. Please visit the Dalhousie Computer Science Society's Facebook event page…

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Game Development with Unity – Repeat

Thursday, November 16th @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Join us as we go through the basics of Unity for our upcoming Game Jam. We have an experienced graduate student, Raphael BN, going over a beginner tutorial to get you started. Make sure you come to the event with Unity installed. The free version works just fine. https://store.unity.com/ Both tutorials on November 15th and 16th are the exact same! Come out to which ever works best with your schedule. Please visit the Dalhousie Computer Science Society's Facebook event page…

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Computer Science Society (CSS) Game Jam

Saturday, November 18th @ 10:00 amSunday, November 19th @ 6:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Come join the CSS for our annual Fall Game Jam! We’ll be on the 4th floor of the Computer Science Building in ShiftKey Labs. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert developer already, or have never worked on games before in your life. Everyone is welcome, and we’ll have a great time together. Also, we’ll have food and snacks throughout the event! There will be a theme to guide your design revealed at the start of the event. We’ll be…

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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 has been provided below. Meals, snacks, and drinks will be provided to keep you fuelled up! All teams…

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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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December 2017

Meet Microsoft’s Ozge Yeloglu

Friday, December 8th @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Drop-in to ShiftKey Labs to meet Ozge Yeloglu, Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft Canada and Computer Science alumna. Find out more about her research at Microsoft, her path to success and get advice on your next steps. She is leading a team of Data Architects and Data Scientists to build intelligent solutions for Microsoft’s top clients in Canada. Her focus was on FinTech and building analytics solutions for some of the biggest Financial Services companies in her previous role as…

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