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  • NS Sandboxes Bootcamp Fosters Creativity, Innovation for Entrepreneurs
    June 20, 2018

    Story by: Allison Kincade, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Computer Science Not your average summer camp For the second year in a row, ShiftKey Labs—the Dal-hosted innovation sandbox in the Goldberg Computer Science Building—co-designed and delivered a province-wide bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs, the Creativity and Innovation Bootcamp. Twelve Dalhousie students worked alongside forty-six others hailing from 7 universities and ...

  • Fast-track your WordPress Skills with WordCamp Halifax 2018
    April 25, 2018

    What is WordCamp Halifax? First, it is the only WordPress related conference east of Montreal! WordCamps are an international movement of accessible conferences aimed at covering all things related to the popular CMS. The goal is to create an informative and accessible event for people of all skill levels and backgrounds to learn about WordPress. On Saturday, ...

  • Three Winning Teams in Hackathon for 1st/2nd Year Students
    December 5, 2017

    On Saturday, November 25th, seven teams students participated in the first hackathon aimed specifically at 1st and 2nd year students at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Community College. Throughout the day, each team developed innovative ideas for products using any technologies they were comfortable with in three prize categories worth $250 each: the “most social”, ...

  • MyMem Models Startup Success with Competition Wins
    November 16, 2017

    A siri-like app, developed by current and former Dalhousie students, to assist older people and those with dementia to recall information easily and independently using artificial intelligence has recently been awarded $50,000 investment after success at national and regional competitions. Last week, Volta Labs in partnership with Innovacorp and BDC Capital, launched the Volta Cohort – ...

  • Project Incubation Bootcamp a Hit
    September 29, 2017

    Summer 2017 was a busy one for students and to the delight of the organizers, the NS Sandboxes Project Incubation bootcamp was a hit. “We wanted to create a program that allowed students to explore the commercial potential of their idea that was also as flexible and impactful as possible” describes Grant Wells, Manager and co-organizer ...

  • App-solutely memorable: Halifax students making tool for those with dementia to access family photos, messages
    August 9, 2017

    By: Kashmala Fida For Metro Published on Mon Aug 07 2017 A new Siri-like application to help seniors with dementia or memory loss is in the works thanks to a group of current and former Dalhousie University students. MyMem is the brainchild of graduate Eric Fisher, and current Masters of Applied Computer Science program students Harish Gopinath, ...

  • Supporting the Next Generation of Halifax Start-ups
    August 8, 2017

    By: Rebecca Rawcliffe It may be summer but Dal-hosted innovation sandbox ShiftKey Labs is buzzing with activity from emerging entrepreneurs. Based in the Goldberg Computer Science Building, ShiftKey is hosting seven teams from the Faculty of Computer Science all taking part in the NS Sandboxes Project Incubation Bootcamp. From a Canadian Visa Superhero to an automatic meeting scheduler, ...

  • CS Students Develop Winning Solution to Support Dementia Sufferers
    June 8, 2017

    by Rebecca Rawcliffe A team of students from Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science took home $7,500 from the Nova Scotia Sandboxes “Introduction to Innovation” Bootcamp to develop their ideas for a tech-based solution to support individuals suffering from dementia. Master of Applied Computer Science students Aishwarya Ravichandran and Harish Gopinath’s team MyMem, beat 19 other teams from ...

  • Startup Connects Students with Work Opportunities
    May 25, 2017

    By: Matt Reeder Benjamin Bright was fresh into his first year at Dal when he hatched an idea for a smartphone app. He had a problem, though: it was tough to find a developer to help him build it. It’s not that there weren’t any skilled computer programmers in Halifax who might be interested in helping him ...

  • Students Tackle Real Business Problems at Python Hackathon
    February 27, 2017

    4 teams of Dal Computer Science students proved their innovation at the latest ShiftKey Labs Hackathon. The ShiftKey-Py Hackathon took place February 22 – 24 and challenged teams to creatively solve valuable business problems using web frameworks including Python and Django. Sponsored by social media analytics company Leadsift, the Hackathon saw students tackle issues including corporate Twitter ...