The All Ireland Programming Olympiad is in its final stages to find out who will represent Team Ireland in the International Olympiad in Kazakhstan. Fidelity Investments have been supporting this event for over four years and continue to invest on our young Irish programming talent.
The group had the opportunity to visit the Fidelity office in Dublin, where they got an insight and understanding of the agile process they employ in product development. They had the opportunity to meet some of the staff working in various roles within the technology organisation and to hear more about what their roles entail. A number of speakers are recent university graduates and seem to be really enjoying their career journey with Fidelity so far. Most have had the opportunity to travel for business meetings or training. Some of the places they have visited were Boston, Tokyo, Stockholm and one even had the chance to go to Disneyland Florida for a business trip!
On Saturday 13th June, Dublin's RDS hosted Coolest Projects 2015. 500 projects from around Europe were showcased by girls and boys aged between 7 and 17. This year DCU sponsored the special award for Enterprise which was won by Conor Begley (Dundalk CoderDojo) for Quickcon.
The School of Computing had a number of staff involved in the event with Rory O Connor, Martin O'Connor and John McKenna working the DCU stand. In addition, Mark Roantree, Brian Stone and Jennifer Foster were project judges.
[Picture Right:][DCU's Mark Roantree presents Conor Begley with the Special Prize for Enterprise]
Stephanie Dinsmore, First Derivatives with Aislinn Moorhouse and her ‘Easy to Learn’ e-learning project.
It might have been an 8am start and it was fairly cold outside, but it didn’t stop employers arriving early to make sure they got to meet DCU’s Computing and Engineering final year students. The Helix was definitely buzzing with visiting employers from dozens of different companies.
This year President of DCU, Prof. Brian Mac Craith thanked SAP for yet again continued sponsorship of the event and to the many companies who sponsored numerous student prizes. It was interesting to see this year, SAP’s key note speaker was Aisling Mulholland a previous Computer Applications graduate who spoke of her fond memories in DCU and how she has implemented her learnings into the working world of SAP.
The seventh annual DCU Wall took place on 27th May 2015 in the John & Aileen O’Reilly Library in DCU. This event celebrates and recognizes the successes of twelve graduates. The Alumni Wall was first launched in 2008 to celebrate the outstanding professional and personal achievements of our graduates, as nominated by DCU staff and alumni.
This year 2 Computer Applications graduates Noel King (BSc Computer Applications 2003 and MSc 2005) and Sean Mac Roibeaird (BSc Computer Applications, 1987) were nominated and will feature on the DCU Alumni wall for the next twelve months.