Tuesday, 17 October 2017

AIB Data Hack

DataHack Participants are invited to build an app or solve a problem based around making Ireland's cities smart. Two separate programming competitions – a Datathon and a Hackathon - will take place on November 18th in AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge.   Students will have the chance to show their technical abilities in a fun and friendly environment, with activities, music, food and spot prizes on the day. Last year, 94 teams comprising 188 students from over 50 different Universities and Institutes of Technology took part over 12 hours.

The winning team from each competition will take home €2,000 each while the second placed teams will win €1,000.

AIB has partnered with Sustainable Nation and Smart Dublin to help set the Datathon and Hackathon challenges. They will also participate in the judging process. This year, for the first time, AIB is also running a pilot Webathon competition for second level students. Twenty students from schools around Ireland will take part in this 5 hour competition to build a great website around the theme of Smart Cities.

AIB recruits up to 200 students from colleges across the island of Ireland across areas like computer science, maths, physics and data analytics. The DataHack gives the next generation a chance to show their talents

Click on the following image for more details and how to register for this event.


Monday, 9 October 2017

No Penetration Testing Class tonight

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no Penetration Testing class tonight, Monday 9th.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Graduate Job Specs & CV Preparation

MSc students can register at the link below to receive specs for graduate positions. If anyone needs specific Career Advice or help with CVs/Cover Letters they can contact the Careers Office in Aungier  Street at artsbizcareers@dit.ie


Class Reps & Student Handbook

We will be having a Programme Committee next month which requires a representative from each of streams to attend with class feedback. Could you elect a class rep for the following and let me (or Brendan/Ciaran) know who it is:

  • DT228A - DA
  • DT228A-ASD
  • DT228B/1 - DA
  • DT228B/1 - ASD
  • DT228B/2 - DA
  • DT228B/2 - ASD
  • DT228B/2 - S&F
A reminder that the student handbook is available on the left of the blog which provides lecturer contacts amongst other useful information on the programme. There have been two updates made to the handbook:
  • 2.5 Assessment - more detail on the assignment schedule
  • 2.8 Awards - more detail on the effect of repeating exams/CA have on the final award
Please contact me if you have any question on anything related to the programme.