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December 2018

The World of Publishing and Editing with Clare Marshall

Friday, December 7th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Clare Marshall is the author of multiple young adult science fiction novels. She will be coming in to talk to us about her journey into the world of publication and following up with a Q&A to answer any burning questions our budding authors might have. All you have to bring with you are your questions and your curiosity! This event is open to anybody! Dal Writes Dal Writes is a newly-created society for authors of science fiction and fantasy. We…

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January 2019

SURGE Sandbox Official Launch

Tuesday, January 8th @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Steele Ocean Sciences Building, 1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3Z1 Canada
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Join Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education for the official opening of SURGE – Science Unleashed: Research Growing the Economy SURGE - Science Unleashed: Research Growing the Economy Nova Scotia’s newest sandbox. Funded by the Nova Scotia government, SURGE aims to train science students to translate scientific discovery into economic growth and solutions to the world’s big problems. Event Details Official opening of SURGE Sandbox and innovation workshop Tuesday January 8th, 2019 Rm 2665,…

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Digital Mi’kmaq Info Session

Monday, January 14th @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Please join the Director of Digital Mi’kmaq for a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session to learn more about this exciting initiative! Students, field experts, researchers, and the community at large are welcome to attend and learn more about how to best engage with this group. About A made-in-Nova-Scotia success story, Digital Mi’kmaq has already attracted Noble Laureates, the Governor General of Canada, organizations like the Canadian Space Agency and others around the world. Registration Please visit the Digital…

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CANCELLED – Halifax JavaScript + Emerging Web Technologies Meetup

Thursday, January 17th @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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NOTICE The following event has been cancelled at the request of the organizer. The organizer will contact all who have RSVP'd directly with more information. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Attend this Halifax JavaScript + Emerging Web Technologies Meetup hosted by ShiftKey Labs to delve deeper into JavaScript, more specifically React.js. React is a UI library developed at Facebook to facilitate the creation of interactive, stateful and reusable UI components. It is used at Facebook in…

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Creative Confidence and Design Thinking Crash Course

Wednesday, January 23rd @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Save the date! This is part of our Sandbox Discover program workshop series. Please visit this page to learn more and register.

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Focusing on the human-centred side of problem solving

Wednesday, January 30th @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Workshop #2 of the Sandbox Discover program will focus on human-centred imperative of the design thinking process. We will unpack what empathy means, how it relates to design thinking, why it is an essential part of the process, and run a fun exercises to help you experience how to gain empathy for users that will set you on the right path to build the right solution to a given problem. Come hungry as we will be ordering pizza and drinks as a special treat for tonight’s session!…

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February 2019

Reframing a Problem for Innovation

Wednesday, February 6th @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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In workshop #3 of the Sandbox Discover program, we will continue focusing on the human-centred side of problem solving. This week we will look at the “Define” stage of the design thinking process. We will look specifically at how to frame problem solving or brainstorming activities in a human-centred way. How do we draw on the learning gained in the Empathize stage to set ourselves up for innovative problem solving. Are we keeping people at the centre of the issue? What needs…

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Dal Writes Worldbuilding Session: Creating Our Universe

Friday, February 8th @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Dal Writes is building an anthology of short stories set in one world! Join us for our first session of the term as we begin to build our universe!

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POSTPONED – Dal Writes Worldbuilding Session: Developing the Specifics

Friday, February 15th @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Join Dal Writes in further developing the world in which our anthology will take place! Now that we've built our universe, it's time to ask some more specific questions.

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The Angular Series – From Beginner to Advanced

Thursday, February 21st @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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Attend this Halifax JavaScript + Emerging Web Technologies Meetup hosted by ShiftKey Labs to delve deeper into JavaScript, more specifically Angular. Content will be tailored to a beginner level audience on Angular.js with some experience in JavaScript programming. Topics Angular – The Big picture Architecture & Folder Structure Setup Building the First Angular App Life Cycle Hooks Reusable Components Communicating between components Structural Directives Introducing our speaker: Aravind Sundarrajan... Aravind is currently a full-time Graduate student pursuing a Masters in…

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