Monday, 14 December 2015

Placement Status Check

Hi there,

We are currently checking the status of all active DT265 students who have moved into the streams part of their studies. In order to help us can you please fill out the very short questionnaire below. For those looking for a job and requesting assistance with that, we ask that you provide a link to your CV through the questionnaire.

Just to emphasize - if you are in Semester 1 you should not fill out this form. We will get back to you shortly.

All the best.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

DT265-DA Database Revision Class

Dear DT265-DA students
the Advanced Databases revision class will be re-scheduled to next week. You have received an email with further information.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Systems Analysis and Testing December 7th Class

A quick reminder that tonight both class slots (lecture and lab) are dedicated to working on the independent project.

If you have questions about the project can you post it to the discussion board in webcourses. This will help make sure everyone has access to the answers and make life a little bit easier for everyone.

Friday, 4 December 2015

OOSD lecture/lab cancelled today

Due to illness there will be no lecture or lab this morning. Please use the time to work on your projects in the lab. Hao will be available to help and answer questions in Kevin st lab from 11.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

EAD reminder : C# quiz tomorrow( friday the 4th of Dec)

Hi all EAD students

Just another quick reminder that the C# quiz will run in lab class tomorrow( friday the 4th of Dec). Ivan will be supervising this. (Thanks Ivan )

Some notes regarding the quiz :

  • There will be 14 multiple choice questions
  • Some questions can contain multiple answers (so read the questions carefully!)
  • It is a CLOSED BOOK EXAM, therefore NO peeking at class notes, internet, your class buddies!
  • The quiz will have a time limit of 30 minutes

Best of Luck
John Walsh

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Thursday, 26 November 2015

EAD module : Quiz will run in lab class on friday 4th of Dec

Hi all EAD students

This is a reminder that the C# quiz will run in lab class on next friday the 4th of Dec. Ivan will be supervising this. (Thanks Ivan )

Some notes regarding the quiz :

  • There will be 14 multiple choice questions
  • Some questions can contain multiple answers (so read the questions carefully!)
  • It is a CLOSED BOOK EXAM, therefore NO peeking at class notes, internet, your class buddies!
  • The quiz will have a time limit of 30 minutes

Best of Luck
John Walsh

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Stream Talk (DT265 students only)

There will be a session on Thursday 3rd December (Week 12) @ 4pm in KA-0-25, to discuss the available streams for the second semester of DT265.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

EAD Class Tomorrow 12:00->4:00pm moved to the following week

Hi all
I have to move Tomorrows class (17th Nov, 12:00pm->4:00pm) to the following week (24th Nov, 12pm->4pm)

That means that next Tuesday will be a double class, one in the daytime and one in the evening.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

September 2014 Students Re-Enrollment

Dear September 2014 Students,

Note this is for September 2014 students - not September 2015 students. Unless you started with us over a year ago, this email doesn't apply to you.

All September 2014 Students are required to immediately re-enroll via the Springboard AMS system to complete their payments for the programme. The enrollment process is very straightforward and is detailed below.

We are conscious that many of you are now out on placement, but it is vital that you complete this process so that your account is in good standing and you can graduate.

Instructions on how to re-register are below:

The process is as follows: 

1. Log in to using their email address and password [both required]. 

2. Each participant should click on their email address which is displayed towards the top right hand side of the screen and select “Applications” from the resulting drop-down menu. 

3 The participant will see all courses to which s/he has applied in 2015. Beside the course they are currently registered on, they see an orange button/link marked “Re-register”.

4. On clicking on this Re-register button/link, they will be asked to confirm that they remain enrolled on this course.

5. If the student is still enrolled on and intends to complete her/his course, s/he must click ‘OK’ to confirm this intent. This completes the reregistration process and the AMS database is updated. 

The screen will refresh and their registration status will be changed to “Confirmed”. 

The re-enrollment period ends at the end of this week. We would appreciate if you could make sure to get this taken care of sooner rather than later. 



Monday, 2 November 2015

DT265-DA Joe Condon's Tutorial

Dear DA students

this is a reminder that Joe Condon's tutorial is scheduled for the next two weeks to run at
11am in KE-1-008.


School Awards & Employment Event

Hi folks, 

This Wednesday the 4th we will be hosting the School's first mid-week Awards & Employment event. During this session we will be both handing out the class and project prizes as well as hosting a number of employers who will have stands in place. 

We are scheduled to run the actual awards ceremony from about 1:15
until 2:00 in Gleeson Hall. After that students are invited to mingle
with the companies present. The employers are provisionally scheduled to stay around until 4:00, but that will depend on the number of you that engage with them. 

This is a great opportunity for any student who is looking to get placement or a job in the near future. It is also just a great opportunity to support or even heckle the prize winners!

So please do drop in.


DT8265 No class this morning with Deborah Brennan

Dear all

due to unforeseen circumstances the class this morning with Deborah Brennan won't take place.  
Work to complete is available on webcourses, and Deborah is in communication with the group via webcourses.

Kind regards

Science Undergraduate Research Conference November 13

Dear all

the First Science Undergraduate Research Conference is held Friday, November 13 in Gragegorman in collaboration with ITT and ITB.

Among the presenters is a fellow DT265 graduate. I would like to encourage you to attend this event and use it as an opportunity to interact with DIT graduates who have pursued successful careers in industry and research.

As this is an annual event, I would advise you to also consider sending an abstract of your DT265 project to the next conference call in 2016.

If you wish to attend this event, please register on the conference web site (it is free and lunch will be provided too):
The full programme is available on the conference website.
We hope to see you at the event on 13th November.
Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions in relation to this event.

Kind regards

Friday, 30 October 2015

Reminder: Systems Analysis and Testing Class Monday November 2nd

Just a quick reminder that both class slots on Monday are allocated for you to work on Phase I of the assignment.
If you have specific questions/areas you would like me to cover again in the lecture session post a question to the discussion board and I will work through these in the 6pm session.
The labs are free from 6-8 and are booked for our 8-10 slots so if there are no specific issues to be addressed in the lecture I will see you in the labs.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Joe Condon's class Thursday at 13:00

HI folks, 

Joe Condon will not be able to take his Thursday 13-14 tutorial with DT8265-DA. Apologies.

The Assessment will go ahead, as scheduled, on Thursday from 16.00-17.00.



BearingPoint Open Evening

Bearing Point are hosting an open evening next week for students. You may be interested in attending. Please see the correspondence from BearingPoint:

As you know BearingPoint regularly recruits graduates from Computing and Computer Science courses.  We are holding an open evening on Thursday 5 November and we would like to invite your students to the event to gain a unique insight into what it is like to work in technology consulting and enjoy some delicious craft beers and pizza in our boardroom!  The event will take place in our offices (see address details below) from 5.00pm for approximately 1.5hours.

This is an excellent opportunity for your students: 
·        To meet experienced and graduate staff who can help them understand what it is really like to work in the technology solutions and consulting industry
·        To get a flavour for the types of projects BearingPoint helps clients with and ask any questions they might have about how to launch their career
·        Oh, and of course... enjoy some delicious craft beers & pizza

Craft Beers, Pizza and an Introduction to Technology Consulting with BearingPoint  5 November 2015 @ 5.00pm

DT265 Advanced DB Review Session This Friday

Hi everyone

we will have a review session for
  • joins
  • procedures
  • triggers
this Friday @11am  - 12 noon in room KA-G-028.


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

IBM Internet of Things Follow Up Questions

Hi folks,

I've had some queries about prizes and the BlueMix licences for this event on Friday. 

he prizes will be one for all vouchers to the value of 50 euro plus for each of the students on the winning team for each challenge.... so with 4 winning teams of 4 to 5 students on each team, out of a relatively small number of students, there are good odds of winning a prize.

Re BlueMix licences, I have these so if you need licence access prior to taking part in the event just get in contact.

Finally it is worth keeping note that while the event is on Friday there is still plenty of time to get a team together and register.


Generation Exchange Evening - This Thursday from 6:30

Hi folks, 

Just a reminder that this Thursday we are planning to hold the Generation Exchange Evening where current DT265 / DT8265 students can interact with graduates of the programme to pick their brains on the placement process among other things. 

We are hoping to kick off at about 6:30 in KA G 025 where we will have a short question and answer session between current students and graduates. We (the teaching staff) will stay out of the room and leave you to talk to the graduates freely. Then at 7:00 or 7:15 we will move everyone to the canteen where some finger food and soft drinks have been arranged.

Remember this is open to both the February and September cohort, so we hope to see lots of you there. Remember that Andrea does not have class on Thursday so there is no possibility of missing a class for this. 



Internet of Things Enterprise Challenge

DIT, in collaboration with IBM, Bell Labs and The Greenway, are hosting an Internet of Things Enterprise Challenge which will take place in the DIT Grangegorman campus  on Friday October 30th starting at 8.00am and finishing at 6.30pm.

Present on the day will be some of the leading Small Medium and Large Enterprises in the IoT space with genuine problems they need resolved. IoT is a growing area of interest for many companies and it is anticipated that this space will be an underpinning element for most jobs in most sectors in the near future.

It is hoped that the teams on the day will be multidisciplinary.

The link to the event

Monday, 19 October 2015

**NB** : EAD Reschedule of Class => Tomorrows 12:00pm class moved to 6:00pm

Hi all EAD students

Apologies gor the late post but something has come up last minute so I need to move tomorrows (20/Oct/2015 @ 12:00pm)  class has been moved  to 6:00pm -> 10:00pm (same class room)

Sorry for any inconveince caused!

Again Tomorrows (20/Oct/2015) class is now on at 6:00pm, instead of 12:00pm as originally scheduled


Work Placement Class Schedule

The following is the schedule for the Work Placement class:

Oct 22nd – Employer in to talk to class
Oct 29th – Review of CV's - please bring in 2 hard copies
Nov 5th – Dave Kilmartin, head of the DIT Careers Service, on IT interviewing skills
Nov 12th – Linked in for the IT industry
Nov 19th – Dave Kilmartin, head of the DIT Careers Service, on IT interviewing skills
Nov 25th – how to research industry
Dec 3rd – how to research employer
Dec  10th – no class

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Free Talk on Quantum Computing

Dear students, 
you might be interested in this event:

Eric Ladizinsky, chief scientist at DWave, the Quantum Computer Company, will be in Dublin to give a free public lecture in the Burke Theatre in Trinity College at 7pm on 5th November.

Here is his WIRED2014 talk

Admission is free but booking is essential at

The event is organised by the Royal Irish Academy; Embassy of Canada and the Irish Centre for High End Computing.


Monday, 12 October 2015

Date for your Diary - Evening of October 29th - DT265 Generation Exchange

Hi folks, 

We are currently trying to sort out a special meetup on the 29th of October between recent graduates and current DT265 students so that the recent graduates can give you some advise and tell some experiences of the placement process. 

Currently the plan is to kick this off at 6:30 in the Canteen. 

For that week Andrea's Thursday evening class will be cancelled in lieu of this important event. 

We should have some tea and coffee there. 

More info to follow closer to the date. 


Data Analytics Class Cancelled Today Monday 12th of October

Hi folks,

Due to unforeseen circumstances Aidan Meade's Data Analytics class has been cancelled today. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Careers Fair - DIT Aungier Street 14th October 11 - 4 pm - opportunities for Maths, IT and Science students

DIT Career Development Centre – Mini Careers Fair.

Date: Wednesday 14th October.

Time: 11.00-15.00approx.

Venue: The Courtyard ( Ground floor area adjacent to the Grumpy Mule
Café) DIT, Aungier Street.

Graduate Jobs: Graduate Training Programmes: Undergraduate Internships.

This is your chance to engage with employers from a diverse range of
industry sectors who have opportunities for students across many
disciplines, including maths, science and IT.   Whether you are
interested in a graduate job, a graduate training programme or want to
secure an undergraduate placement, this is an opportunity not to be

Attached is a list of companies and the disciplines from which they
are recruiting.

Academic and administrative colleagues - Can  you please bring this to
the attention of students in your area.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

February Cohort Dave Kilmartin CV Session

Hi folks who are currently in the second semester.

Dave Kilmartin from the DIT Careers Office has kindly offered to run a CV talk for the group thanks to the hard work by Lisa Cavern in organizing.

Finding times that suit everyone has been tough. It looks like Dave would like to go ahead with a session this Monday from 16:00 to 18:00 in KA 3-023.

I've had a look at the timetables and this seems to work for all - so fingers crossed.

Please note that this is for Semester 2 students. Dave and Leslie have been organizing a separate session for the September cohort. Leslie will have info on that.

All the best

Hi folks,

Next Thursday the 15th at 13:00 in KE B-034 we will have a short visit from Allied Irish Banks who will be in to promote their Hackathon which is taking place on November 7th. 

The presentation is being given by Cathy Roche who is currently completing the work placement aspect to her DT265 course. 



€2,000 CASH  
 Entrants are invited from Irish 3rd Level colleges to enter and attend the Datahack in AIB Bankcentre in Dublin on Saturday the 7th November 2015 for a fun 12-hour event where they will compete for awesome prizes. Both undergraduates and taught post graduate students are eligible to enter this exciting event which will see teams of two competing in one of two interesting challenges. 
The Hackathon Challenge will see teams attempt to building new and interesting applications for AIB while the Datathon Challenge will require teams to use data analysis skills to solve an intriguing data puzzle. Participating teams are required to bring their own laptops to the event.
Many fantastic spot prizes (such as drones and tablets) will be awarded to participants throughout the day while on-site caterers provide food to hungry competitors.  For more information, or to register your team, check out our website at




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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Springboard Re-Registration for the January 2015 Intake

Hi folks, The re-registration period for the Higher Diploma in Computing [ICT Conversion] - (JANUARY INTAKE) will be from 05/10/2015 to COB 16/10/2015. If you are part of this JANUARY 2015 INTAKE please ensure that you complete the online re-registration procedure before the end of the dates above to ensure that Springboard continue to fund your studies. If you do not complete this re-registration form Springboard will discontinue funding for you and obviously none of us want to have to deal with that. The process is as follows: 1. Log in to using their email address and password [both required]. 2. Each participant should click on their email address which is displayed towards the top right hand side of the screen and select “Applications” from the resulting drop-down menu. 3 The participant will see all courses to which s/he has applied in 2015. Beside the course they are currently registered on, they see an orange button/link marked “Re-register”. 4. On clicking on this Re-register button/link, they will be asked to confirm that they remain enrolled on this course. 5. If the student is still enrolled on and intends to complete her/his course, s/he must click ‘OK’ to confirm this intent. This completes the reregistration process and the AMS database is updated. The screen will refresh and their registration status will be changed to “Confirmed”. Best Robert

Monday, 5 October 2015

Reminder : No EAD class tomorrow

Hi All
Just a reminder that there is no EAD class tomorrow.
I've included the module timetable at the bottom of this message:

Before next class can I ask that all students

  • complete the C# exercises and labs
  • read the 'Unit Testing and Test Driven Development' section
  • read the Visual Studio online section
**NB** : We will be using Visual Studio on-line  (formerly TFS) to manage our code from now on. Therefore can ye all ensure you  have signed up for a Visual Studio online account (  If you already have a windows live account (Hotmail account) you can use this to sign into Visual studio online


EAD module Timetable
5/9 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm
22/9 - daytime class, 12pm to 4pm
29/9 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm
6/10 - no class
13/10 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm
20/10 - daytime class, 12pm to 4pm
27/10 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm
3/11 - no class
10/11 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm
17/11 - daytime class, 12pm to 4pm
24/11 - evening class, 6pm to 10pm

1/12 - no class

Friday, 2 October 2015

Work Placement classes until Christmas

There will be no work placement class next week. The schedule for the rest of the term is as follows:

Oct 15th – Review of CV’s / Discussion on Work Placement prep with Robert Ross
Oct 22nd – Dave Kilmartin interview skills
Oct 29th – Linked in
Nov 5th – Dave Klmartin
Nov 12th – Review of CV’s
Nov 19th – Review of Linked in
Nov 25th – how to research industry
Dec 3rd – how to research employer
Dec  10th – no class

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Trip to IBM.

Hi folks, IBM is about to launch its 2016 Graduate recruitment campaign. This year they are opening their doors on their technology campus in Damastown and inviting students to come with them on a campus tour. Students will be invited to visit the Research Centre, Innovation centre, the Design hub; and they will have presentations and interactive experiences, competitions and prizes. This is a great opportunity for students to get an insight into various parts of IBM from the Research Lab, to the Software group, Global technology, and global Business, Digital Sales ....they will also get an introduction to Watson and all the amazing things going on there ! The School of Computing is happy to make sutdents aware of this event and coordinate with IBM, but it should be noted that classes will not be cancelled for the day. If you wish to attend, please do, but bare in mind that you will have to catch up on any lectures or labs. You can register here: Please do so before lunchtime Friday. Robert

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

EAD : 6:00pm (Reminder : Robert Ross talking about work placement)

Hi All

Just a reminder that EAD class is at 6:00pm this evening in AU-1-006
Tonight we will finish off the C#/OO stuff and do Unit Testing and LINQ

Also a reminder that Robert Ross  will be calling into class at 6:00 this evening to talk about work placements (very important!) so can we all be in class by 6:00


Class Visit to DA and SD Streams

Hi there, I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I will be dropping into John Walsh's SD Stream class this evening at 18:00 and Bianca's DA Stream class on Friday at 10:00. I'd appreciate if everyone could try to get in on time for those two class starts as I don't want to take too much time out of Bianca and John's classes. I'll be addressing some issues surrounding placements (very important!) so please do try to be there. Robert

Friday, 25 September 2015

Assignment Schedules

All assignment schedules are now available on the left of the blog.

Monday, 21 September 2015

EAD class Tomorrow 12:00pm

Hi All

Just a quick reminder that EAD class will run tomorrow in the daytime @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm in the normal class (AU-1-006)
Tomorrow we will finish off the C# and OO primer by looking at how C# implement Object Oriented behavior


Assessment Schedules DT265-SD and DT265-DA streams

Please find the assessment schedules here:

Document for Work Placement

Leslie has asked that you bring this CV Builder Template to class this week.

Friday, 18 September 2015

EAD : Students Enrolled

Hi all EAD students

I've manually enrolled all/most of you in the EAD (Enterprise App Development)

Can you check to see if you have access

If you still don't have access can you email me back with you Name and studetn number and i will try again


EAD module Enrollment

Hi All
I'm going to see can i manually add you to The EAD module in webcourses

In case I'm missing any student details, I'm sharing the following document , to get your details so I can try and add you to webcourses

Can you : 
- Open the link in your browser
- Click on the 'Edit in Browser' button (its the green button in the top right)
- Fill in the following details
  • Firstname
  • Surnname
  • Student number 
  • email
 That should be enough info to find you on webcourses and attempt to add you to the EAD module

When I have that done, and if i am successful, i will email you and let you know 


P. S : At this stage I hope you have found and started an online C# course :)   The quicker we get to grips with C# the soponer we can get to all the really interesting stuff in the module.. Good Luck!

Feb 15 Cohort Project Info

Hi DT265 project students

thanks to everyone who attended the project seminar today.
You can find all the info (at  some stage on webcourses when you get access) and also here:
Project Info

Don't forget, deadline for submission is
Monday, September 28


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

EAD class notes on Skydrive

Hi all

Tonights class notes are @


OOP1 Thursday Lab Cancelled

Object Oriented Software Development 1

Lab on Thursday is cancelled for Week 1. First lecture is 9am on Friday followed by a lab session.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

Timetable changes for DT265 (1st Semester), DT265B & DT8900-CF

Please note that Architecture, Operating Systems & Networking has been moved to 12-2 on Wednesday (from 1-3).

For DT265 students only:
Work Placement class is from 1-2 on Thursday in KE4-008.

All these changes have been updated on the timetabling system.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

DT265-DA Advanced Databases Starts Next Week Friday

Dear DT265-DA students

the 'Advanced Databases' class will start on Friday, September 18.
However, please note that the lecture time slot will be used for a project related session for both streams. The lecture itself will take place in the afternoon during the time slot allocated to the lab.

Friday, 18 September
Advanced Databases Lecture

Normal schedule will resume in teaching week 2.

Kind regards

DT265 Project Students Meeting Friday 18th

Dear DT265 Project Students

welcome back after the summer!
We are going to have a project related session for both streams, DA and SD, on Friday the 18th of September @10.30am in Room KA-G-028.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all there.

Kind regards

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

EAD (Enterprise application Development) class

Hi all EAD students

Firstly, welcome!

The EAD module will be a very practical course involving plenty of coding, so it should be lots of fun.

The first class will kick off next Tuesday , sept 15th @ 6:00pm in room AU-1-006 (aungier St)
I will spend the first class doing a crash course in C#, as it is fundamental to the rest of the course.

Therefore, can i recommend that  you sign up for a C'# online course and try and work through it yourself

There are loads of free on-line courses on the internet, such as :

(1) C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (Microsoft Virtual Academy course)

(2)Programming with C# (EDX course)

see you next tuesday


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Lab Groups for DT265/DT265B/DT8900-CF (Sept 15 intake)

Lab Groups have been updated and are under "Important Forms & Documents" on the left of the blog.

DT8265 - Timetables

Timetables for the Data Analytics stream and Software Development are now available on the timetabling system.
Select "Class Group" and enter DT8265
Select "DT8265-SD" or "DT8265-DA"
Choose week numbers 3-15

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

DT265-DA Sep 14 Cohort Presenation Schedule

Dear students of the DT265-DA September 2014 cohort,

your project presentation schedule for September has been distributed. If you feel you should have gotten an email regarding your presentation but have not, please contact me ASAP!

Kind regards & have a great summer everyone,

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Stream Selection for DT8265 students ONLY

Could all DT8265 students make their stream selection using the following form:
DT8265 Stream Selection Form by Friday 12th June?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Science Undergraduate Research Conference Call for Abstracts

Dear DT265 students

DIT, ITT and ITB are together hosting the Science Undergraduate Research Conference in November 2015 in Grangegorman.

This conference is a great opportunity to showcase research projects for level 7 and level 8 students.
In order to participate you must submit an abstract that will be (blind) peer-reviewed.

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 12 June 2015 @5pm
Acceptance notification: Friday, 31 July 2015
Conference date: Friday, 13 November 2015

This would be particularly suitable for the February and September 2014 cohorts of DT265.
Further information, such as the conference flyer and abstract submission template are available at the following link:

Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions in relation to this.

Best regards

Dublinked data event

The dublinked data conference is held this week Thursday the 7th of May, which might be of interest to the DT265 DA stream students. There is a good representation of industry as well as academic speakers.

The event is free of charge but requires registration.

All information can be found at this link:

EAD class today @ 6:00pm

Hi all EAD students

Just a reminder that we will run the last EAD class (awww!)  today, tuesday 5th may, @ 6:00pm

John Wlash

Thursday, 30 April 2015

EAD 'Enterprise Application Development' : next Tuesday 5th may @ 6:00pm

Hi all EAD students

Will run yesterdays cancelled class next tuesday 5th may @ 6:00pm

sorry for any inconvenience

John Wlash

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

EAD Class cancelled Tomorrow (Thursday 29th april)

Hi All

Apologies for late notice but something has come up and I can't run class tomorrow  (Thursday 29th April). I'm going to try and reschedule it for Tuesday April 5th @ 6PM

I'll get back to you as soon as i have rescheduled class time confirmed

John Walsh

DT265 Stream Selection & Project Talk (Jan Cohort)

A reminder that this talk takes place from 3-4 in KA-323.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Q6C Feedback Forms

We need you to evaluate the quality of this Programme and student services provided for this academic year.  Obtaining your input is a vital part of the Institute’s Quality Enhancement procedures.  This anonymous feedback enables the programme committees to review which parts of your programme are functioning well and which parts may need improvement.  This is how the Institute uses your voice to assure and improve the quality standard of our programmes.

Each student in the Institute is requested to complete this process (max 5 minutes) in advance of Friday 1st May 2015; please follow this link to begin
We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this evaluation.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

MSc Choices for Master's Qualifiers (DT265B, DT8266, DT265C, DT8900)

Could all Master's Qualifier students (whether completed or still in progress), who wish to start your MSc in September 2015, please complete the following form, stating your choice of MSc:
MSc Choice Form

Monday, 16 March 2015

Programming for Mobile & Smart Devices Class (DT265 SDev) - Tuesday March 17th - Reschedule

Dear Class,
as discussed last week, i will run a once off class to compensate for the 4 hours of class lost on March 17th. Class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th, from 2pm-6pm, in Room 249, Bolton St.
We will also have class on Tuesday morning, March 24th, at the usual time.
Kind Regards,
Jerome Casey

Thursday, 5 March 2015

IP Mash Up event

Information on IPMash Up/ Hackathon on March 11-12 is at the following link: IP Mashup Event

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

OO Software Development I Classes move to Kevin St./Aungier St.

OO Software Development I classes are now in Kevin St./Aungier St. on Thursdays:

Lecture is 1-3 in G28.

Labs are 4-6 in Aungier St. - 1-005 (Group A) and 1-006 (Group B).

DT265-DA Advanced Databases Room and Time Change

Dear students
the Advanced Database class has been moved to the following time/date/location:

Tuesdays, 12-2pm in KE-B-008.

The change will take effect from next week on.

Kind regards

Friday, 27 February 2015

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Talk

The CSO are coming  to talk to our students next week about upcoming job opportunities for statisticians/data scientists.

It will take place next Wednesday, 4th March, in room B16
@ 11.

CSO provides the information system for the state. .

The CSO is part of the Civil Service but is run as an independent office under the aegis of Dept of An Taoiseach. The CSO collects, compiles and disseminates information for statistical purposes relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State. The CSO meets the needs of Government for quality statistical information and also serves the needs of the wider national and international community for impartial and relevant information on social and economic conditions.
The CSO has 2 offices based in Dublin and its main headquarters is based in Cork. The CSO employs about 650 people of whom approx 100 are professional Statisticians/Data Scientists across the three offices.

Speakers: Mr John Dunne, Senior Statistician, Administrative Data
Ms Marie Creedon, Recruitment Manager, Human Resource Division

Vacancies and job descriptions

The CSO plans to hold a competition in May 2015 to recruit Data Scientists, General Statisticians and Methodologists for our three offices. They also plan to recruit Statisticians/Data Scientists for other Government departments -these posts are generally in Dublin. Staff recruited from this competition can expect to work on any aspect of the cycle involved with Statistical production including such areas as survey design, data collection, data analysis including emerging work with big data, data publication and dissemination.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

EAD class tonight kicks of at 6:30

Hi All

Just a reminder that the EAD class will kick off tonight at the earlier time of 6:30
see you then


Thursday, 19 February 2015

EAD class tonight

Hi all,  stuck on trafficso will be 5 or 10 mins late for class
Regards john. Walsh

Friday, 13 February 2015

Architecture, O.Sys & Networks, No Lab Feb 13

Gerry Heapes has to cancel today's lab in Augnier Street Room 1-005 from 2pm-4pm due to unforseen circumstances.
The lecture and lab next week Tuesday are going to go ahead as scheduled.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

EAD 'Enterprise Application Development' tonight Thursday, Feb 12 @ 7pm (room AU-1-006, aungier street).

Hi all DT265 EAD folks

Class tonight as usual. Tonight I plan to go over section 3 (HTTP Overview) and start into section 4 (.Net MVC)

Also, the upload link for the first lab was not open in blackboard so I've amended that now and ye should all be able to upload the lab (sorry for any confusion)



Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Career Zoo

For those DT265 students looking for work placement Career Zoo is a very good event to attend.  Below are some extracts from their website.  You can register to attend at the Career Zoo website.

"Career Zoo is where the world’s most innovative employers meet Ireland’s smartest talent.

Now firmly established as Ireland’s keynote career event, the 2015 Spring Career Zoo will take place on Saturday, February 21st 2015 in the Convention Centre Dublin from 10am-5pm.

As well as leading employers and organisations, our unmatched speaker series streams and innovation and technology showcasing create a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for professional networking."

Monday, 9 February 2015

WAM Event Assistive Technology 10th February

There is a WAM event on Assistive Technology on Tuesday next 10th February, hosted by Dell Cherrywood.

This event is a debate on arguments for and against the proposition “Does One Size Fit All? - Assistive technology in the learning environment and at work”
The event will aim to
  • Examine of the myths and assumptions that assistive technology is effective in all environments
  • Deepen the understanding around the stigmas for students with disabilities (learners) when transitioning from college to work
  • Provide a check-list that will enable relevant staff and learners get the assistive technology right when moving into professional work
  • Improve the quality of engagement between student support services/ faculty and the learner with a disability as they plan for job hunting 
Guest speakers include James Northridge (UrAbility), Ger Craddock (National Disability Authority), Siobhan Long (Enable Ireland) and Trevor Boland (DIT). Tuesday 10th February @ Dell Ireland, Cherrywood, Dublin 10am – 1.30pm with lunch provided.

This a free event.

If you have any further queries please contact Angela Glancy at or phone 01 716 8844.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Assignment Schedules

All assignment schedules are now available on the left of the blog.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Change of room for Semester 1 Architecture class

Gerry Heapes' Architecture class has moved to KE G-007 from 6-8 on Tuesday evenings. This change has been made due to the class size.

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Clubhouse - Vacancies

The Computer Clubhouse based in the liberties has two vacancies for youth workers with a technology focus.They are part-time, flexible positions. They may be of interest to someone in the DT265 class or to someone you know. Please feel free to pass on the information if you do know someone who is interested.

See the specification below


Assistant Youth Worker
with Multimedia & Technology focus (CE Scheme)
SWICN Computer Clubhouse

The Computer Clubhouse, located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin, provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia and innovative technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. We are open for young people from 3:00 - 7:00 Monday to Friday and offer evening workshops as well. The mission of the Clubhouse is to provide the young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. In the Clubhouse, young people can gain an insight into what it is like to be an architect, musician, filmmaker, engineer, artist, journalist, programmer and much more.

Duration: 1 to 3 years
Hours of Work: 19.5 hours a week 

Summary of Position:
To support the work of the SWICN Computer Clubhouse, to assist the youth workers in planning, running and evaluating multimedia and technology based programmes.  

Duties & Responsiblities:
  • Assist the youth workers in carrying out various creative programmes through the use of multimedia and technology
  • Plan and evaluate programmes with young people and youth workers
  • Build positive working relationships with young people through engagement
  • Identify the needs of the young people and develop the appropriate responses with support from the team.
  • Develop links with agencies, groups and institutions which involve young people and which have an impact on their lives (school, family, justice).
  • Advocate with and for young people where appropriate
  • Attend meetings where required
  • Carry out evening and occasional weekend work.  
  • Undertake the necessary training 
  • Participate in weekly youth work team meetings
  • Avail of regular supervision
  • To abide by the child protection policy of the youth service and to abide by other policies and procedures as per induction
  • Work flexible hours
  • Have basic multimedia and technology skills

Please send CV and cover letters to