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Hoist Halifax The Game of Go – Teen Tech Workshop – North Preston November Meetup

November 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am AST


What is Hoist?

Hoist is a technology club for teens that are interested in coding, design or entrepreneurship. If you’re between the ages of 12 to19 and have an interest in startups, technology or coding, then come check it out! Don’t forget to bring your laptop and charger. If you do not own a laptop, we have a limited number available for use! Hoist is typically held on the third Saturday of every month.

November Topic: The Game of Go: Ancient Strategy for Coders and Entrepreneurs

Presenter: Christian DeWolf

Christian DeWolf is a software developer and author from Halifax. He’s currently the Tech Lead at the Atlantic Lottery Innovation Outpost, where he designs systems and games, and codes Ruby on Rails and Javascript. He’s been playing Go for 10 years.

During the workshop, you’ll learn

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to play Go, the 2,500-year-old game of strategy. You’ll see how positions on the board reflect the most fundamental business concepts, learn how recent advances in AI and Machine Learning changed the game forever, and get pointers as you play your first few games. This will be a fun afternoon for any aspiring entrepreneur, computer scientist, or puzzle solver.


What Happens at Hoist?

Learn from experts in the business. The first half-hour will be a lesson from a pro on the topic of the day.

Have some lunch with friends.

Build or design something, apply what you just learned…it’s a mini hackathon. Work in a group or on your own to create the next big product or service!

Reflect and discuss the day. What did you find challenging or exciting? Chill out and talk to your new pals about what you created!


November 30, 2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am AST
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