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The Information Age

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22 May Doors 6pm
Event 7 to 10pm
Brutti Compadres, 3 Virginia Court,
Glasgow G1 1TS
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Nowadays, we seem to live in a world dominated by algorithms and our lives are ruled by our smartphones. What are these algorithms though and how do you create one? What goes into making a successful app? Our speakers will be discussing how the technologies and ideas that underpin our lives work and are developed, and how they might shape the future.

An Introduction to App Development

Micheal Hayes (Founder of Add Jam)
@_MDHayes
Michael is cofounder of Add Jam, a small talented team great digital products with global reach from Glasgow. Alongside a background in Android and iOS development, Michael brings his skills in design and project management to the Add Jam team. Michael launched his first Android app in 2009. He's passionate about nurturing the Scottish tech community, having founded the RookieOven community for tech startups in Scotland. Come learn about the basics of app development and be inspired to start making your own.
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Optimal Matching

Sofiat Olaosebikan (PhD Researcher, University of Glagow)
@soolaosebikan
Matching problems are all around us – they arise when we try to find the best allocation between two sets of entities. For example, matching kidney transplant patients with compatible donors, or allocating doctors to hospitals.
One thing that these problems have in common is that we typically can’t use brute-force computation to find a solution. This is where my research comes in: I study patterns in the underlying matching problem in order to describe a step-by-step mathematical procedure that is guaranteed to produce a correct solution, in seconds or minutes, rather than hours or days.
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