IBM Smarter Planet Tour visits DCU

ibm smarter planet truck

On 15 March, the DCU School of Computing welcomed IBM's Smarter Planet Tour to DCU. The 32 tonne skills truck showcased the very latest in computer technology to a steady stream of students throughout the day, with a mixture of demos, talks and hands-on opportunities in the gamezone, jobzone and many others. IBM experts also held a number of talks on how to become part of a Smarter Planet and as a result be more competitive in tomorrow's work environment.

IBM Smarter Planet comes to DCU

IBM Smarter Planet LogoDCU School of Computing is delighted to announce IBM will bring their Smarter Planet Tour to DCU on 15th March. The 32 tonne skills truck will arrive on campus for everyone to enjoy. IBM is keen to promote smarter, safer and greener ways forward in technology by introducing new skills, new ways of thinking and new ways of applying technology to solve business and world problems.

James Flynn, from IBM explains "The Smarter Planet tour is visiting 24 universities in 12 European countries and we are delighted to bring it onto the DCU Campus on 15th March. DCU will be the only campus the truck will visit here in Ireland and there is a wonderful schedule planned for everyone to enjoy during the day".

He went on to say "Inside the Skills truck there's plenty to see and do. We will have various demos, there's a gamezone, a job zone and lots more. By visiting the truck you will get to learn about IBM technologies, talk to IBM experts and have a chance to create your own digital signature."

400 Dublin School Students Experience High-tech Life at DCU

ComputeTY WinnersPictured at ComputeTY 2011 were: Conall Mooney, St. Aidan's CBS Whitehall (web design), Aaron Trimble St. Kevins College, Finglas (web design), Paul Shanahan (programming) St. Aidan's CBS Whitehall

More than 400 Transition Year students from over 26 schools across Dublin and the outskirts have sampled university life and experienced the high-tech world of computing this month, when they attended the ComputeTY programme at DCU's School of Computing. The course introduces the students to web design and computer programming.

Mike Scott Head of the School of Computing said 'This programme has run very successfully in the past and this year, thanks to funding from the HEA and CNGL we can continue to run this programme and promote computing education to students from all backgrounds of society. Computing and digital technology is a crucial and productive element to the success of Ireland's future and an important learning tool in our young peoples lives. Our School is constantly trying to encourage students to understand and learn the benefits of computing and more so than ever in 2011, it is important we continue to support and encourage them into the world of computing and digital technology'.

School of Computing's Dr. Helfert receives IVI Research Fellow award

markus IVI fellow Professor Tom Collins, President NUI Maynooth / Dr. Markus Helfert (DCU School of Computing)

In acknowledgement of Dr. Markus Helfert's outstanding past and on-going Research contribution to the Innovation Value Institute he received the award "IVI Research Fellow".

The Innovation Value Institute at NUI Maynooth researches and develops unifying frameworks and road-maps for IT and Business executives to create more value from IT and better deliver IT enabled innovation whilst validating that these frameworks/tools have a broad applicability across differing industries and contexts. Further information about the Innovation Value Institute http://www.ivi.ie/.

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