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