Friday Hacks #169: Algorithms, and productivity tools

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Town Plaza

2 College Ave West · Singapore

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Seminar Room 5, Level 2, Town Plaza, University Town, NUS

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Schedule:[masked]pm: Pizza and chit chat[masked]pm: First talk[masked]pm: Second talk

Talk #1: Algorithms in the real world

Description
Have you ever had to learn an algorithm and thought, "no way is this ever going to come up in real life!"? It turns out many of the topics you're learning in class come up in unexpected ways in the software industry. Come learn how Stripe uses recursion, dynamic programming, machine learning, and more algorithms to build the world's global payments network, setting the new standard in online payments

Speaker
Amy Nguyen is a software engineer from Stripe San Francisco, now based in Singapore.

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size, from new startups to public companies, use our software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.

Talk #2: Productivity with Free Software

Description
We discuss various Linux distributions, window managers, shells, editors, and other tools in an attempt to create the ideal computing environment from free software. Come to find out about software you might not have heard of, how to use that software to transform your life, share some new tools, tips, and ideas, and maybe even defend the software you use.

Speaker
Jethro is a year 3 computer science student and an NUS Hackers coreteam member.

Supported by The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs