TTCS Pizza Lime on 11th June 2014 from 7pm to 9pm @ Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine

pizza yum!TTCS will host our June pizza lime this Wednesday 11th June 2014, at Joe’s Pizza from 7pm to 9pm.

Topics for discussion:

 Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at secretary@ttcsweb.org 

Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues! Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected toward the food bill.

Address:

Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:

Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

See you there!

TTCS meeting on “Understanding Bitcoin and virtual currency” has been rescheduled to Saturday 14th June, 3pm – 5pm at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Tech Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday 14th June, 3pm – 5pm  at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

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If you have been casually observing international headlines in the last few months, you have probably heard the term ‘bitcoin’ or ‘virtual-currency’.

Do you understand what that is and how it can affect you?

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) invites anyone who wants to learn more about ‘bitcoin’ and ‘virtual-currencies’ to join us for our Tech Meeting on Saturday 14th June 2014
at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine from 3pm to 5pm.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Decentralized currencies in Trinidad and Tobago: Rationale and Outlook – Presented by Richard Jobity
  • Digital Currencies: Challenge or Solution – Presented by Shiva Bissessar

About our presenters:

Richard Jobity is an economist with more than 20 years experience, including 11 years at a major financial institution. His current interests include technology and competitive intelligence in developing countries.

Shiva Bisessar, an ICT practitioner, currently runs a small consultancy firm specialising in provision of technical advisory on clients’ efforts in developing ICT and Information Security policies, regulations and governance strategies.

This event is open to everyone and we look forward to your questions and feedback.

For more information, contact the us at secretary@ttcsweb.org

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Bitcoin is expected to overtake PayPal in terms of US dollar transactions in the near future.

Popular digital currency bitcoin is expected to overtake e-commerce giant eBay’s payment processor PayPal in terms of US dollar transactions in the near future.

California-based hedge fund Laureate Trust says that bitcoin is fast establishing itself as the currency to use globally and instantly to make purchases or payments over the internet recording nearly $300m (£178m, €220m) daily in transactions.

“Whenever you have an instrument that trades over 300 million US dollars a day, it must be recognized,” Peter Tasca, CEO of Laureate Trust, said in a statement.

“The digital currency works, Bitcoin has greater volume transactions than Western Union and we anticipate it will overtake PayPal later this year.”

Read the full article at: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bitcoin-set-overtake-ebays-paypal-transaction-volumes-1449856

Reminder: TTCS Pizza Lime on May 14 2014 from 7pm to 9pm @ Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine

(updated May 13 2014  with agenda topics)

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will host its next pizza lime on Wednesday May 14 2014, at Joe’s Pizza from 7pm to 9pm.

Agenda:

  • Net Neutrality and the FCC and implications for T&T
  • Proposed Code of conduct for using computers
  • Launch of knowledge.tt on May 18
  • Startup Weekend in June

Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at secretary@ttcsweb.org 

Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected  towards the food bill.

Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues!

Address:
Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:
Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

See you there!

Reuters : Douglas Engelbart, father of the mouse, dies at 88

“(Reuters) – Douglas C. Engelbart, a technologist who conceived of the computer mouse and laid out a vision of an Internet decades before others brought those ideas to the mass market, died on Tuesday night. He was 88…..”

Read rest of article:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/03/us-engelbart-obit-idUSBRE9621AA20130703