The Axiom Zen team developed CryptoKitties in order to introduce more people to Etherium. Schalm began working on the game in early August, and he continued on a part-time basis when his classes resumed in September. Along with one other software engineer, Schalm was tasked with working on the game’s smart contracts.
This Thursday, the UBC EDM Club is hosting a “Crowd Playlist Night” in the Pit, where the event’s music will be determined entirely by the audience. Using the app Outloud, attendees can add songs to the party’s playlist and up-vote or down-vote them. If an upcoming song has the most up-votes, it’ll be played next.
The Pride flag was raised today in the courtyard between Brock Hall and the Life Building (Old SUB) to commemorate the start of PRIDEweek, a “week-long celebration of queer and trans identities” at UBC.
All proceeds from the event will go the Eastside Boxing Club, a community-based non-profit organization that provides free boxing programs to vulnerable populations and at-risk children and youth in East Vancouver.
You’ve probably made a whole bunch of friends in the past four months, but now it’s time to return to those friends who were there for you in the midst of your awkward pre-pubescent adolescence: your high school friends.
After the completion date for its renovations was postponed twice in the past two months, UBC’s Martha Piper Fountain on Main Mall will be up and running again next week.
The reception to the club has been very positive so far, with many of the group members attesting to the amount of excitement that new recruits show when they discover the club.
If you scope around UBC’s Earth Science Building, you can find a plaque that acknowledges those who have donated large amounts of funds to UBC Science over the years. And in the section listing those who donated between $25,000 and $99,999 dollars, there’s a particularly interesting name on there.
From his admiration of epistemological anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to his tendency to drink too much coffee and shitpost on Reddit, the UBC math professor is intriguing, intellectual and level-headed all at once.
For the “fifth [time] in four years,” the Vancouver development permit board has rejected the condo tower proposal at 105 Keefer in Chinatown, which has been criticized as a harbinger for further gentrification into the historical Vancouver district.
If you’ve seen an influx of memes on your Facebook newsfeed making fun of UBC or SFU, do note that this isn’t a coincidence or by chance — there’s an all-out meme war going on between the two universities.
At the last training party on October 19, speakers educated attendees about what opioids are, what an opioid overdose looks like, how to respond if someone around them is overdosing and how to properly administer naloxone, an injectable drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Held every November, Movember is an awareness campaign in which participants grow moustaches over the course of the month in order to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
The UBC Vancouver Senate has recently approved a new holistic approach to student admissions that will require applicants to submit the near-entirety of their Grade 11 and 12 marks. It will also require students to submit a number of courses relevant to their program of interest.
Dungeons and Dragons is once again popular, comic book franchises are universally beloved, Silicon Valley start-ups are perpetually the “next big thing” and “nerd chic” has become a fashion category of its own.