“Blockchain 101” with Professor Jan Liphardt from Stanford
What is “Proof of Work”? What is “Proof of Stake”? What is a “51% attack”? “Why are blockchains hard to scale?” Please join us for an interactive virtual brown bag lunch with Professor Liphardt as he graciously helps us demystify the workings of today’s public blockchains.
Professor Liphardt has a physics background and is interested in the intersection of data and health. At Stanford, he teaches a class on blockchains and distributed trust, and he is the founder of the Stanford Distributed Trust Initiative (https://cryptolab.stanford.edu)
The Stanford Club of Hong Kong would like to invite you to enjoy a unique experience at Dignity Kitchen.
Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise with the mission to restore dignity to the differently-abled by providing vocational training and employment opportunities at their “Singaporean hawker-style” food centre in Mongkok.
The 7-stalls food centre is staffed by the differently-abled and disadvantaged, serving Singaporean street food as well as delivery of bentos for both commercial and charity purposes. At the heart of the company’s mission is its approach to restoring dignity to the differently-abled and the disadvantaged through skills training, job placement and integration. (For more information, please visit https://www.projectdignity.hk/)
The Stanford Club of HK has organized a visit for our alumni community, which will include a talk from founder Koh Seng Choon and a tour through their centre. Afterwards, we will get to help the Dignity Kitchen team pack bento boxes which will be donated for the underprivileged and elderly.
Those who are interested can also arrive earlier and join for an optional, casual lunch with fellow alumni – the food is delicious there!
*1:30-2:30pm: Lunch (optional)*
2:30-3:00pm: Tour + Talk
3:00-4:00pm: Bento box packing. Recommended age is 12 years old or older for hygienic reasons, but feel free to bring younger kids to join for the eating + touring around.
We have limited capacity of 16 people, so please sign up early to save a spot!
Pac-12 Happy Hour
When: August 20, 6-9pm
Where: IFC Podium (near Shake Shack)
Cost: Free – attendees may bring their own beverages or purchase from nearby restaurants and other beverage outlets.
No RSVPs required.
Come meet friends from the Stanford Club of Hong Kong, as well as multiple other Pac-12 alumni clubs, for happy hour drinks!
Stanford Football Viewing – First of the 2021-22 Season!
When: September 12, 10:30am HKT kickoff
Where: American Club 49er, 48/F, Exchange Square 2, Central
Cost: Free, except for the optional lunch (attendees to settle own bills)
No RSVPs required.
Come root on the Card as they head down to the LA Coliseum for the first game of the season vs. the Trojans of USC!
Disclaimer for All Events:
– By attending any event, you acknowledge that there is inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19.
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– As required by the venue for each event and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, guests must use the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ app and/or complete any QR code forms related to COVID-19 and related vaccination(s).
From the creators of one of the most popular electives at Stanford, Designing Your Life, comes Design Your Energy, a program focused on helping you thrive in your daily life. Developed in partnership with d.school faculty Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, this simple program will help you reframe and tackle the wicked problem of energy drain.
During this video-guided activity, Bill and Dave will guide you and a group of alumni and friends through a brief design-thinking exercise and teach you how to optimize your energy around your weekly routine.
Space is limited to only 24, so sign up today!
Target audience: Mid-career Alumni and Friends
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018
Time: 7:00 pm (registration and networking start at 6:30 pm)
Venue:COCOON, 3/f, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Cost: Inclusive of drinks and canapes. $300 for Stanford alumni | $350 for friends of Stanford
Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). She is deeply interested in what prevents people from living meaningful, fulfilling lives.
How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. She received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of her tenure as dean she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over three million views, and counting, as well as a sequel which will be out in 2019. Real American details Julie’s personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The child of an African-American father and a white British mother, Julie shows how microaggressions in addition to blunt-force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Julie’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother.
Prof. Ming K. Chanis Distinguished Practitioner, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, where he was a Hoover Institution Research Fellow, 1976-80/1999-2009 & ran its Hong Kong Documentary Archives project. Also Visiting Professor of Chinese History at Stanford’s History Department, where he got his PhD in 1975 at age 25. Born and K-12 schooled in HK, he obtained his three degrees in the USA.
He taught 1980-97 at University of Hong Kong where he was twice elected “Best Teacher” by the HKU Students Union. Holder of endowed chairs at Swarthmore College and Grinnell College, he taught at UCLA, Duke University, Mount Holyoke College, and El Colegio de Mexico-Mexico City. He was twice visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. He is Adviser to University of Toronto Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, and International Advisory Board member of Instituto do Oriente, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.