ComputeTY 2018 - Fidelity Invest in future IT students

ComputeTY Winners with FidelityYet again 2018 delivered another successful  ComputeTY programme for many transition year students who attended.

ComputeTY is a transition year programme that allows students to visit the campus for one week to learn computer programming, web design and android app development.  It runs for three weeks every year with approximately 380 TY students on campus.

With the finanical assistance of Fidelity Investments Ireland this year, students showcased their own fully fledged websites, game apps and python programming skills at the end of the week. BBC Microbits where presented to the best students to help them to continue exploring their technical skills. Recent graduates employed on the Fidelity Leap programme gave insightful talks to the students at prizegiving, charted their own journey through CAO choices to the world of IT. Each of them emphaised the huge opportunities in the IT sector for all types of university graduates and encouraged the students to consider the sector when they came to making their CAO choices.

ComputeTY 2018 - Winners

ComputeTY 2018 - Winners

ComputeTY2 - ComputeTY's Top Programmers!

ComputeTY2 winners

L-R – Dr. John McKenna and Gary Conway, School of Computing - Maxym Balashchuk, Ardgillan College, Michael O’Neill, St. Fintan’s School Sutton and Rico Duessmann Mount Temple Comprehensive, all winners of ComputeTY2 and Prema Bhuiyan, Bank of Ireland sponsor.

DCU School of Computing run a ComputeTY programme every year taking in approximately 380 TY students from North Dublin and South Meath to give them a taste of Undergraduate Computer Science. This year for the first year thanks to Bank of Ireland, the cream of ComputeTY were invited back to further their computing skills with the aim of preparing them for entry in the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) also hosted in DCU.  

Bank of Ireland put up three mini iPads for the winners of a programming contest held at the end of the day. The results were:
  1. Michael O’Neill, St. Fintan’s School Sutton
  2. Rico Duessmann Mount Temple Comprehensive
  3. Maxym Balashchuk, Ardgillan College
Although there were three winners, all the ComputeTY students should be commended for achievement of reaching the second day. These students consumed the first four to five weeks of our first year Python Undergraduate course in a week and a day!


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