Tuesday, 17 October 2017

OOSD class on tonight

Hi All,

OOSD class is on tonight as normal, see email for more detail.

(If you haven't received an email -  make sure you enrolled in the module on webcourses and send me an email to let me know)


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

DT8265 Re-Registration Now Open - Important for Feb Students

Hi folks,

Summary: This reminder is for students on the DT8265 programme who started with us in January. You need to confirm that you are still enrolled on the programme via the springboard website. This is an important status check that you need to make before October 22nd. If you are having any difficulty doing this, please contact me.

Detail: This is for the attention of *all* students who are funded through ICT Skills / Springboard and began with us in January 2017.

You are all asked to please log in to the Springboard website and confirm your status as being re-registered on your programme. This is to be done by October 22nd.

The process should take no longer than 5 minutes. The terminology below makes reference to Springboard students, but please note that the same instructions apply to students such as DT8265 students who are applied for through the ICT Skills programme. 

The process is as follows: 

  1. Students who began in the Spring and who are still in progress should log in to www.springboardcourses.ie using their email address and password [both required].
  1. The participant will see all courses to which s/he has applied in 2016/2017. Beside the course they are currently registered on, they see an orange button/link marked “Re-register” or 'register' or similar.
  1. On clicking on this register button/link, they will be asked to confirm that they remain enrolled on this course.
  1. 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”.
  1.     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.

 If a participant does not initially register or re-register throughwww.springboardcourses.ie, no further funding is paid on their behalf by the HEA.

Please note that this is very important and should be prioritised by all students. Please ensure that this is done by October 22nd. 



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Full Time Probability Models and Statistical Inference - Lab Time Change

Hi folks,
As of next week the Thursday @ 1:00 lab for Joe's Probability Models and Statistical Inference module will move to Tuesday at 1:00 instead. The lab will be held in KA 1-014 as before.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Group Project Starts Tonight + Work Placement Info

Hi folks,
The first Group Project class will be held this evening from 7:00 in KA 3-008. If you are taking the Group Project, or even if you think you might be applying for exemption for work placement, please attend this evening. Exemptions are not guaranteed until they are accepted, so please keep options open as long as possible.

On that note, can everyone in DT265A year 2 please fill out the brief survey here as soon as possible. So far only 5 of the class have filled this out.


This evening at 6:00 Jonathan will be holding a regular Individual Project Session. There won't be a session on Work Placement. Iseult is setting things up and will be in contact with more information shortly.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

No OOSD class tonight (DT265A/1, DT265C/1, DT8900/1)

Dear DT265A- year 1, DT265C - year 1 and DT8900/1 students,

due illness I'll have to cancel the Object oriented software development class tonight.
I will upload some additional exercises on webcourses for you to work on during the week.

Apologies for the short notice.


Monday, 25 September 2017

DT265A - Year 2 - Quick Questionnaire on Group Project or Work Placement

Hi there,
For all those in DT265A Year 2, i.e., part-timers who are now taking their specialism stream, we need you to confirm if you will be opting for Work Placement or the Group Project options.

Basically you need to take the Group Project Option if (a) do not want to take Work Placement; or (b) cannot take Work Placement due to your existing Work obligations. if you are already in a suitable job, you can apply for an exemption. But a suitable job is not simply working for a Tech Company, your job must be deemed suitable for a Work Placement, and thus must be a strong IT role.

Please fill in your preference below before Wednesday afternoon:


It is very important that you indicate this choice. There is some room to change your choice in the next week or two, but we do need your initial preference.

Thanks in advance