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October 2017

UI Design Analysis

Wednesday, October 18th @ 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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Theoretical workshop that exposes the guidelines or usability rules for app design. Even tough app creation has become a market trend, very little is discussed about usability rules that create an engaging experience for the user. Since it’s a very theoretical workshop there is a requirement on basic development knowledge, whether IOS or Android. Workshop topics include: Value sensitive design Usability rules for app development

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SAP Build

Thursday, October 19th @ 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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Free

SAP build allows people with no UI development knowledge to create interactive prototype using actual data. Its an open source tool that allows anyone to create a design and get feedback from any colleague. It’s a popular mock up tool focused on start-ups and medium size companies. Showing what SAP build is and how small business could use it. Explain the main use for this tool. Make a small assignment in BUILD

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Intel Nervana AI Academy – Virtual Workshop

Friday, October 20th @ 8:30 pm10:00 pm
Online only Canada
Free

ShiftKey Labs is pleased to partner with Intel to offer an online-only virtual workshop (details below). Keep an eye on your inbox for the most timely updates as the event date approaches. Exciting news! The Intel® Nervana™ AI Academy is hosting another AI Student Webcast on Friday, October 20th, from 8:30 pm–10:00 pm with a technical seminar on Deep Learning. Join us for a live stream to your campus, with new content, key learnings, live Q&A and giveaways! Learn the fundamentals of…

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Grad School Essentials Workshop Series – Part 2

Saturday, October 21st @ 11:00 am1:00 pm
Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs), 6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H4R2 Canada
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Free

Are you starting grad school this fall? Worried about the academic stuff after a long break? The Grad Tech club is organising a series of workshops at ShiftKey labs. The workshops include typesetting tool - LaTeX, usage of bluenose server and various insights from current graduate students. Part -1 of the workshop will take place on September 23rd from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM and will cover the following topics: - LaTeX - BibTex - Doodle - Slack Part -2…

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Students for Community Engagement (SCE) Project Work Meeting

Monday, October 30th @ 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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Free

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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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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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