Pictured 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'.