Thursday, 14 June 2018

Eligible for Work Placement need to Register

Dear all

if you are eligible for work placement and want to participate in workplacement rather than group project, you need to register on this form.
If you don't know if you are eligible yet for work placement, please feel free to contact me about this.

Kind regards

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Reminder Stream Choice selection DT265A closes tomorrow

Dear all

this is a reminder that the DT265 stream choice selection closes tomorrow. If you haven't done so yet, please choose your stream here.

Kind regards

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Email shut down email

Dear DT265/8265/265A students

can those of you who have been contacted by DIT that their accounts are about to be discontinued please contact me asap. This will be relevant only to those students out on work placement.

Kind regards

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Stream Choice for DT265A - current y1

Dear all

after tonight's stream choice talk you should select your stream choice, either data analytics or software development.
The deadline for submission is Friday, June 1, click this form.

It is very important that you use the time between now and the 1st of June to get informed about what each choice means:
  • talk to lecturers
  • talk to mentors: Bianca Schoen-Phelan for Data Analytics (, Jonathan McCarthy for Software Development (
  • talk to chair (Bianca) or head of 265 (Robert Ross <>)
  • check out final reports for the individual project in 265 on the DIT library, or use the Quicklink to 265 dissertations.
Please don't hesitate to contact me in case you have questions in relation to this.
Kind regards

Thursday, 19 April 2018

MSc Qualifier Talk

A reminder that this talk is on today in Room KA 3-011 @ 6pm.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

DT265A - Year 1

Dear DT265A-Year 1 students

for your second year in DT265A you will have to choose between a software development specialisation and a data analytics specialisation. In order for you to make an informed decision we hold an information event next Wednesday, April 25 @5.30pm in room KA-G-027.
Please make sure you can attend this event.

Kind regards

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Blockchain event

A public conference that might be of interest

‘Blockchain – a new frontier for freedom, tech and investment’

Fiona Delaney, creator of Origin Chain, a blockchain project recently shortlisted for French Tech Ireland award and an MSc graduate who graduated last year, is a speaker at this event.  


Monday, 9 April 2018

Opportunity to attend Dublin Tech Summit at Student Rate

Dublin Tech Summit [DTS] will take place in the heart of Dublin city at Dublin's Convention Centre on the 18th & 19th April. 

To make DTS more accessible to students they are offering all students the opportunity to attend DTS18 for just €49*.

For more information on Dublin Tech Summit and Dublin Tech Week please see

For more information on DTS18 speakers please see  

To learn more visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Students must be able to provide some form of student ID at the registration desk of DTS. DTS18 student tickets are full attendee passes with access to both days of the conference and opportunities to attend other DTS & DTW events. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Register for Work Placement Specs Emails

If you are planning on doing a work placement as part of the higher diploma, and you are in your year 2 of part-time study, please register at this link in order to receive the specs for vacancies that come in to the School of Computing.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Become a Member of the Irish Computing Society

The Irish Computing Society is offering free membership to students now!

The Irish Computer Society is the membership body for the IT sector in Ireland, with over 10,000 members. We act as a representative voice for those members, furthering the development of IT knowledge across the country. For more information on our student membership have a look at their website.

Students can take advantage of all their member benefits:
  • Networking opportunities with those already working in the sector
  • Talks by inspiring leaders in the industry
  • Free member events to help your students unsure of which direction they'd like to take their career, or even how they can apply the skills they have learnt to the 'real world'
  • Free resources to allow your students to prepare themselves for the world of work
  • Free membership for your students for the duration of their course and for a year following that to help students take their first step into the workplace

    Joining ICS is easy too, it’s just a case of online form, which takes less than five minutes.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Bank of Ireland HACKATHON

Hi everyone,
Bank of Ireland are holding a hackathon 6th-8th April.   
The prize fund for each section is €2,500 so definitely worth a look :)

Details and application are at the link below:


Kerry Graduate Development Programme

The ICT Graduate Development Programme 2018 with Kerry is currently open for applications.

Kerry are looking for smart, innovative and collaborative Graduates to work across business analyst, technical delivery and development, and infrastructure roles. Candidates will be matched to roles that best suit their abilities. However, Kerrywork with graduates to help them develop a full set of skills to become leaders within ICT and Kerry during their careers.

You can apply through

Monday, 5 March 2018

Graduate Programme, Start Jan 2019, interviews in March 2018!

This is for students interested in a graduate programme commencing in January 2019. The interviews are actually held this month!
Fidelity Graduate Programme (click)

Springboard - Re-Registration Process for 1st Year DT265A Students

This email is for Higher Diploma students who started in September 2017.

The HEA have now opened the springboard courses website for you to confirm your re-registration for the programme. You need to confirm this re-registration so that the HEA will pay your fees again for this semester. Confirming this registration is a condition of the programme; and failure to do so will leave you liable for your own fees.

To confirm re-registration, you simply need to log in to the springboard courses website and click the re-registration /second registration button.

Closing date for this will be this week, but please do it now. It only takes a minute or two and will save you an awful lot of grief should you forget.

Class reps or anyone feeling useful, as this information is important, I would appreciate it if you also posted this on any Facebook or WhatsApp groups etc.

Thanks for your time. 


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Systems Analysis and Testing Tonight

The DIT will be closing at mid-day today so there will be no class this evening. We had scheduled next week as dedicated to CA Phase I, so we will switch the order and allocate this week to CA work.
I’ll be available online to help this evening (as long as the broadband keeps working). Check the webcourses module later for details of how to get in touch.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

New Industry Placement Process and Handbook

The industry placement process has changed for everyone in the School of Computing who will go through placement as part of their programme. This does not affect students currently on placement. If you are not yet placed, then it affects you. The new industrial placement handbook has been linked on this blog, on the left panel.
Please let me know if you have any questions in relation to this.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Systems Analysis and Testing Lecture Wednesday February 7th

I will be a little delayed tomorrow so the lecture will start at 18.20 in KE-4-008



Thursday, 1 February 2018

MSc Qualifier - Assessment Schedule

The MSc Qualifier(DT8266/DT265C/DT8900-CF) Assessment Schedule is now available on the left of the blog.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Systems Analysis and Testing Class Times

To clarify the class times for this module are:

Wednesday 18.00 to 20.00 Lecture (all students)

You need to attend one lab class session of 2 hours per week.

You have been given the timeslot on your timetable either:
Wednesday 20.00 to 22.00  (AU-1-005, AU-1-006) or
Friday 14.00 to 16.00 (KA-1-016)

There will be no lab class this week Friday January 26th. You will not miss any content if you are scheduled in this lab class timeslot. Formal lab work will start next week.

I'll see you all in the lecture on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Hi All,

I'm having some difficulties creating a Webcourses module for COMPU 4062  - Architecture, Op. Sys. & Networking.  When I have it up and running I'll post a blog here to let you all know and Ill give you all a password via email.  

In the meantime I'll share a Dropbox link with Mondays lecture notes, so expect an email either today, or tomorrow with that share link.

Pat Tobin...

Monday, 22 January 2018

DT265A Year 2 venue update

Hi folks, 
Please note that the DT265a Stage 2 timetable has been updated and that modules for Data Analytics and Programming for Mobile and Smart Devices will now be delivered in a Bolton Street location. 

Please see the updated version of the timetable attached to this email .

Please also note that as with previous years, the Data Analytics module is delivered intensively over 8-9 weeks with 6 hours per week. However since this is the first year that the content is being delivered to part-time students, the delivery will be split between a standard 3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of blended learning delivery. This should allow students to focus on content and also avail of online support from the teaching staff for the module. More detail on this will be presented at the first DA lecture which will take place on Wednesday evening in room 392 in Bolton Street. 

Small adjustments to the timetable may yet come through. Please keep an eye on your email and the DT265 blog for details.