I hope your midterms aren't inflicting too much suffering upon ye. You can look forward to a bit of a break with our following two events for the next couple weeks:
THE CRYPTOGRAPHIC AND GAME-THEORETICAL FUNDAMENTALS BEHIND BITCOIN: by Vitalik Buterin. Thursday, Oct. 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, MC 2034 ---
Interested in learning more about Bitcoin, the independent digital cryptographic cash? Then this is the talk for you!
In his talk, Vitalik will cover the cryptographic and game-theory principles behind the currency, including how the issues of double-spending, the "51% attack," and "mining" are addressed, the game-theory incentives to use Bitcoins honestly, and other issues being faced today in practice, such as implementation, attacks, and future scalability.
Refreshments will be provided.
CODE PARTY 2: Friday, Oct. 26, 7:00 PM, Comfy Lounge (MC 3001) ---
The CSC will be holding our second code party of the term. We'll be hosting a few tutorials on topics including robots, Scala, git, and Haskell. Come out, bring your friends and your laptop, and soak up the LCD glow! As always, food and drinks will be available for your hacking pleasure.
Good luck with your assignments and midterms, and hope to see you out at our events. If you're interested in giving a member talk like Vitalik's, or if you'd like to help out with some of our events, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Elana Hashman Secretary Computer Science Club University of Waterloo email@example.com