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A tiny island that looks remarkably like a new Cyprus being born!


Using Revolut Metal in Cyprus

In this entry, we will briefly describe our experience with “Revolut Metal” as a customer that resides in Cyprus. We will update this post as time goes by and new data are collected.

Day 0

Pros

It was straightforward to change our plan and upgrade.

With a click, we were also able to convert the plan to an annual instead of a monthly plan, which gave us a reasonably good discount!

In the tab “Accounts,” under the category “Net worth,” the “Savings” option, we can see some money being accumulated that is marked as “Metal cashback.”

The new metal card was immediately available to use online.

Cons

Under the “Accounts” tab, we clicked on the “Discover discounts” option, which popped up a video. At the bottom of the video, there was a button labeled “View my Rewards” we clicked on it, but nothing showed up. We could not find a page with rewards that are available for people residing in Cyprus.

Day 11

The metal card arrived at our door in a black envelope!

Day 12

The maximum cap for Revolut Metal Cashback is 13.99 euros per month.

Day 20

Revolut credit cards cannot be used with the Bank of Cyprus wallet application, nor can they be used with Google Pay for people that reside in Cyprus, as Google Pay is not available to Cypriot citizens.

Day 53

The maximum number of disposable virtual cards per day is six (6)!


Google Hash Code 2022 Nicosia Cyprus – Call for participation

We’ll be hosting a hub at the University of Cyprus for the Online Qualification Round of Hash Code, a team-based programming competition created by Google for university students and industry professionals. The Online Qualification Round takes place on the 24th of February at 19:30 EET and registered teams from Cyprus are invited to participate from our hub, which will take place at the Computer Science Department. Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will then be invited to Google’s office to compete in the Final Round of the competition in April.

If you’re interested in joining our hub, find a team (two to four people) and register at g.co/hashcode. Make sure to select the University of Cyprus from the list of hubs in the Judge System.

Address:

Rooms: 101, 102, 103
Department of Computer Science,
Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01)
University of Cyprus
1 University Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, CYPRUS

Date and Time:

24th February 2022
From: 19:30 EET
To: 23:30 EET

Free Amenities Offered

High speed Internet access
Wi-Fi access to the Internet for your mobile devices (personal computers and smart phones)
Lab computers will be available for use by the participants
Food in the form of snacks and beverages will be available outside the labs

Programming Course Series [01 – Introductory course to python]

Computer programming is important today because so much of our world is automated. Humans need to be able to control the interaction between people and machines. Since computers and machines are able to do things so efficiently and accurately, we use computer programming to harness that computing power.

This is the first of hopefully many programming courses that can introduce technically inclined people to Python programming.


  Date and Time

Location

Information on our VPN service (instructions for iOS devices) will be provided to the registrants that cannot join us along with instructions on our BigBlueButton platform.

Hosts

Registration


  Speakers

George Michael

Topic:

Everybody can write a computer program (An introduction using Python)


Agenda

Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs?

These are the course-wide materials as well as Introductions’ first section where we discuss what writing programs mean. In the third part of the class, we will finish the Introduction and have the quiz and first task.

Installing and Using Python

We’re going to set up stuff so that you can write Python programs.

Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs? (continued)

We try to cover the “big picture” of programming so that you get a “table of contents” from what to expect to learn. Don’t worry if, the first time you hear it, not everything makes perfect sense. This part is very broad.

Variables and Expressions

We will explain how a program uses the memory of the machine to store, retrieve and process information in this section.

Conditional Code

We will move from sequential code in this section that simply runs one line of code after another to conditional code where some steps are skipped. It is a very basic idea – but it is how “choices” are made by computer software.

Functions

We are going to learn about what functions are and how we can use them. Functions will be an essential way for us to make sense of our code, as we move into more and more complicated programs.

Loops and Iteration

Our four fundamental programming patterns are completed by loops and iteration. Loops are the way we say Python over and over to do something. Loops are the manner in which we create programs that remain with a problem until the problem is solved.


Programming Course Series [beta]

Computer programming is important today because so much of our world is automated. Humans need to be able to control the interaction between people and machines. Since computers and machines are able to do things so efficiently and accurately, we use computer programming to harness that computing power.

This is the first of hopefully many programming courses that can introduce technically inclined people to Python programming.

Date and Time

Location

Information on our VPN service (instructions for iOS devices) will be provided to the registrants that cannot join us along with instructions on our BigBlueButton platform.

Hosts

Registration

 Speakers

George Michael

Topic:

Everybody can program (An introduction using Python)


Agenda

Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs?

These are the course-wide materials as well as Introductions’s first section where we discuss what writing programs mean. In the third part of the class, we will finish the Introduction and have the quiz and first task.

Installing and Using Python

We’re going to set up stuff so that you can write Python programs.

Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs? (continued)

We try to cover the “big picture” of programming so that you get a “table of contents” from what to expect to learn. Don’t worry if, the first time you hear it, not everything makes perfect sense. This part is very broad.

Variables and Expressions

We will explain how a program uses the memory of the machine to store, retrieve and process information in this section.

Conditional Code

We will move from sequential code in this section that simply runs one line of code after another to conditional code where some steps are skipped. It is a very basic idea – but it is how “choices” are made by computer software.

Functions

We are going to learn about what functions are and how we can use them. Functions will be an essential way for us to make sense of our code, as we move into more and more complicated programs.

Loops and Iteration

Our four fundamental programming patterns are completed by loops and iteration. Loops are the way we say Python over and over to do something. Loops are the manner in which we create programs that remain with a problem until the problem is solved.