Friday, 27 February 2015

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Talk

The CSO are coming  to talk to our students next week about upcoming job opportunities for statisticians/data scientists.

It will take place next Wednesday, 4th March, in room B16
@ 11.

CSO provides the information system for the state. http://www.cso.ie .

The CSO is part of the Civil Service but is run as an independent office under the aegis of Dept of An Taoiseach. The CSO collects, compiles and disseminates information for statistical purposes relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State. The CSO meets the needs of Government for quality statistical information and also serves the needs of the wider national and international community for impartial and relevant information on social and economic conditions.
The CSO has 2 offices based in Dublin and its main headquarters is based in Cork. The CSO employs about 650 people of whom approx 100 are professional Statisticians/Data Scientists across the three offices.

Speakers: Mr John Dunne, Senior Statistician, Administrative Data
Ms Marie Creedon, Recruitment Manager, Human Resource Division

Vacancies and job descriptions

The CSO plans to hold a competition in May 2015 to recruit Data Scientists, General Statisticians and Methodologists for our three offices. They also plan to recruit Statisticians/Data Scientists for other Government departments -these posts are generally in Dublin. Staff recruited from this competition can expect to work on any aspect of the cycle involved with Statistical production including such areas as survey design, data collection, data analysis including emerging work with big data, data publication and dissemination.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

EAD class tonight kicks of at 6:30

Hi All

Just a reminder that the EAD class will kick off tonight at the earlier time of 6:30
see you then

John

Thursday, 19 February 2015

EAD class tonight

Hi all,  stuck on trafficso will be 5 or 10 mins late for class
Regards john. Walsh

Friday, 13 February 2015

Architecture, O.Sys & Networks, No Lab Feb 13

Gerry Heapes has to cancel today's lab in Augnier Street Room 1-005 from 2pm-4pm due to unforseen circumstances.
The lecture and lab next week Tuesday are going to go ahead as scheduled.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

EAD 'Enterprise Application Development' tonight Thursday, Feb 12 @ 7pm (room AU-1-006, aungier street).

Hi all DT265 EAD folks

Class tonight as usual. Tonight I plan to go over section 3 (HTTP Overview) and start into section 4 (.Net MVC)

Also, the upload link for the first lab was not open in blackboard so I've amended that now and ye should all be able to upload the lab (sorry for any confusion)

regards

John

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Career Zoo

For those DT265 students looking for work placement Career Zoo is a very good event to attend.  Below are some extracts from their website.  You can register to attend at the Career Zoo website.

"Career Zoo is where the world’s most innovative employers meet Ireland’s smartest talent.

Now firmly established as Ireland’s keynote career event, the 2015 Spring Career Zoo will take place on Saturday, February 21st 2015 in the Convention Centre Dublin from 10am-5pm.

As well as leading employers and organisations, our unmatched speaker series streams and innovation and technology showcasing create a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for professional networking."

Monday, 9 February 2015

WAM Event Assistive Technology 10th February

There is a WAM event on Assistive Technology on Tuesday next 10th February, hosted by Dell Cherrywood.

This event is a debate on arguments for and against the proposition “Does One Size Fit All? - Assistive technology in the learning environment and at work”
The event will aim to
  • Examine of the myths and assumptions that assistive technology is effective in all environments
  • Deepen the understanding around the stigmas for students with disabilities (learners) when transitioning from college to work
  • Provide a check-list that will enable relevant staff and learners get the assistive technology right when moving into professional work
  • Improve the quality of engagement between student support services/ faculty and the learner with a disability as they plan for job hunting 
Guest speakers include James Northridge (UrAbility), Ger Craddock (National Disability Authority), Siobhan Long (Enable Ireland) and Trevor Boland (DIT). Tuesday 10th February @ Dell Ireland, Cherrywood, Dublin 10am – 1.30pm with lunch provided.

This a free event.

If you have any further queries please contact Angela Glancy at wam@ahead.ie or phone 01 716 8844.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Assignment Schedules

All assignment schedules are now available on the left of the blog.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Change of room for Semester 1 Architecture class

Gerry Heapes' Architecture class has moved to KE G-007 from 6-8 on Tuesday evenings. This change has been made due to the class size.