School of Computing Open Days - 20th, 21st November 2015

DCU Open Days 2015

DCU and Trinity go head to head in UKIEPC

UKIEPC 2015 DCU teamThe School of Computing, DCU was again the Irish host site for the UK & Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition on Saturday 24th October. Seven DCU college teams were up against seven Trinity college teams in this 5 hours algorithmic coding challenge generously sponsored by Google Ireland.

The UKIEPC is a sub-regional competition of the North West European Programming Competition (NWERC) and ultimately the prestigious ACM ICPC contest. This year there were 150 teams, totaling 400 students from 20 different universities around the UK and Ireland pitting their wits against a common problem set. Each team had to solve as many problems as possible in the shortest period of time, with time penalties added for every incorrect solution submitted.

RTE Collaborates with ADAPT to Analyse Twitter Reaction to Budget 2016

RTE Six One News

During the week running up to Budget 2016, researchers at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology worked with RTE to monitor and analyse the reaction on Twitter to Budget 2016. 

Focusing on the main hashtags (#Budget2016 and #Budget16) along with trending topics as they emerged, the researchers tracked the volume, sentiment and frequency of budget related Twitter conversations in the build up to the Budget speech along with the public’s reaction to it. 

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