Thursday, 27 July 2017

Work Placement Survey

Hi there,
I hope that you are all keeping well and have recovered from the exams / end of year assessments.

To help us plan out some extra support on finding a work placement, we've prepared a short survey to collect information on where people are with the placement process.

I'd be grateful if as many people as possible fill this out -  particularly if you haven't completed your placement yet. We will use the number of requests to plan out when and how many supports will be put in place over the next couple of months.

You can find the link to the survey below.

https://goo.gl/forms/UFkgecdcKRXkqkGv2

Please do your best to have the survey filled out by Friday the 4th of August. If class reps could post this to relevant facebook groups etc., that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Robert

Monday, 19 June 2017

DT265A Stream Selection - Now OPEN

Hello DT265A students

many thanks for the large turn out for the stream selection talk.
On the left hand pane you can find the slides for the stream presentations.
Please click here for the stream selection form.
DEADLINE for stream selection is Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

Please let me know if you have any questions in relation to this.

Kind regards
Bianca

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

DT265A Stream Talk on Thursday 15 Jun at 6pm

Dear DT265A (part-time Higher Diploma) students

the stream choice talk for your cohort is scheduled for Thursday, 15 June @6pm in KA-G-027.
This is a very important meeting to prepare you for your year ahead. Please make sure you attend.

Kind regards
Bianca

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Workplacement Notice Reminder

Dear students

those of you who are starting a work placement in the summer, or think that you are nearly done with your work placement and are expecting your presentation schedule soon, this is a reminder that you cannot progress through work placement without contacting Leslie Shoemaker.
Leslie assumes that you still regularly check your DIT email address, and she uses it to make contact with you.

The work placement process document is permanently attached to the left pane of this blog and would have been distributed several times already. We expect that this is familiar material.

If you fail to contact Leslie Shoemaker, your work placement won't be counted towards your higher diploma.

Kind regards
Bianca

Friday, 5 May 2017

Data Science Award

This award is of interest to all the Higher Diploma students with a data analytics specialisation!

Entry deadline is in 4 weeks on 31.05.2017, it is also free to enter!

Entries will be judged by an established panel of judges.

The DatSci Awards is a great opportunity to highlight students contribution to Data Science.  Winners will be awarded in front of 450 Data Science Leaders in Croke Park on 21st September 2017.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to profile significant Data Science achievements to the Data Science Community and also profile your Data Science/Analytics Course to potential students and employers.

In total this year there will be 8 different categories of awards
·        Data Scientist of the Year sponsored by Deloitte
·        Data Science Student of the Year sponsored by Core Media
·        Best Use of Data to achieve Social Impact sponsored by Deutsche Bank
·        Best Use of Data Science in a Large Company sponsored by FTI Consulting
·        Best Contribution to Data Science from an Academic Research Body
·        Best Use of Data Science in a Startup
·        Best Use of Data Science in an SME
·        Best Use of Data Science in a Public Sector Body

Also we were featured on Irish Tech News last week for our event announcement. http://irishtechnews.ie/datsci-awards-doubles-in-size-and-adds-international-dimension/# and on the UCD site

Check out the 2016 Awards here

For more info about the 2017 Awards; visit : www.datsciawards.ie and follow @DatSciAwards on Twitter ( #datsciawards).

Today is Stream Choice Selection Deadline

Dear DT8265 students

many thanks to everyone who has already made their choice.
This is a reminder that today is the deadline for choosing your stream!!!
Please make your selection here.

Please let me know if you have any questions in relation to the stream selection.

Regards
Bianca

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Important - Confirming Registration for DT265 / DT8265 and DT265A students on Springboard website

Hi,
This is for the attention of *all* students who are funded through ICT Skills / Springboard and began with us in the 2016-2017 academic year.

You are all asked to please log in to the Springboard website and confirm your status as being either first registered or re-registered on your programme. Depending on your programme you will either need to make a 'first registration' or a 're-registration'. Below I have listed which form of registration applies to you:
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [ICT Skills Conversion]  (September 2016)            DT265   - For Re-registration
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [ICT Skills Conversion]  (January 2017)            DT8265  (DT265 Jan) - For First-registration
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [ICT Skills Conversion]  (September 2016)            DT265A (part-time) - For Re-registration)
Some of you may have done this already. However we would be grateful if all students could check / confirm your registration. This has to be done by Tuesday 9th of May by close of business. Failure to do so could leave you liable for fees. 


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].
2.      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.

  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.
     
  2. On clicking on this register button/link, they will be asked to confirm that they remain enrolled on this course.
     
  3. 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”.
 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 Tuesday 9th of May. 


Monday, 24 April 2017

For DT265B/DT265C/DT8266/DT8900 ONLY: MSc talk

A reminder that there is a talk on the MScs being offered in September 2017 in KE-1003 today at 6.30.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Link Stream Selection DT8265

Dear all

thanks for the good attendance of the stream selection talk. The deadline for choosing a stream is Friday, May 5, 2017.
Please make your selection here.

Please let me know if you have any questions in relation to the stream selection.

Regards
Bianca

Monday, 27 March 2017

Announcement Stream Choice Talk

Dear DT8265 students

it's soon time for you to make a choice if you want to pick the software development stream, or the data analytics stream for your semester 2.
For this purpose, we are holding an information session next week, on Wednesday, 5 April @5pm in Room KA-G-027.
We will provide an overview of the two streams, what expects you in terms of modules and experience, and we will briefly provide an overview of the project too. All streams are expected to do a project module in semester 2. It's also an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have in relation to semester 2.

Kind regards
Bianca

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

DT265-DA No Advanced DB Lecture today, Lab still goes ahead

Dear DT265-DA students

There is no Advanced Databases lecture today, Tuesday March 21. The lab still goes ahead.

Regards
Bianca

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

IMPORTANT and URGETN - Reregistration for funding for DT8265 Students

IMPORTANT and URGETN - Reregistration for funding for DT265 and DT265A Students 

This is of all DT265 AND DT265A students, i.e., those who began with us in SEPTEMBER. You need to re-register with Springboard this week in order to continue to receive your funded place.

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].
2.      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.

  1. The participant will see all courses to which s/he has applied in 2014. Beside the course they are currently registered on, they see an orange button/link marked “Re-register”.
     
  2. On clicking on this Re-register button/link, they will be asked to confirm that they remain enrolled on this course.
     
  3. 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”.
 If a participant does not 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. This information will be emailed directly to students. 

Friday, 3 March 2017

Women in Technology event at Citi Group Ireland

Citi Group Ireland are hosting a one-day event on March 8th for all female students interested in pursuing a career in Technology.

The students will have the opportunity to network with senior technology employees and graduates and also be involved in some interactive team building exercises.

This is an invitation only event, which means you must register online: Registration Link (click).

If you have any questions regarding this event, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Regards
Bianca
DT[8]265[A] Programme Chair

Monday, 27 February 2017

Class Reps, Please Contact me: DT8265, DT265A, DT265-DA|SD

Dear students

this is for DT265A, DT8265, DT265-DA and DT265-SD:
Could you please select a class rep and contact me by Wednesday this week (1 March) with a name. Email to bianca (dot) phelan (at) dit (dot) ie is fine. We are going to have a programme team & committee meeting soon and I need to know who to invite as student represenatatives.

Kind regards
Bianca
(DT265 Programme Chair)

Systems Analysis and Testing Monday 27th February 2017

There will be no class today due to lecturer illness.
The content will be covered next Monday March 6th.
The lab session this week (Tuesday) will be allocated to working on your CA Phase I.

Deirdre

Friday, 24 February 2017

3 Month Summer Internships

Any full time students who are interested in 3 month summer Internships please register your interest by completing the Internship Registration Form.  

Iseult Kelly from the School of Computing Industry Engagement Office (soc-ieo@dit.ie) will contact all those interested. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

EAD class Tomorrows eveing 6:00pm in room KA 1-016.

Hi all
Just a reminder that class tomorrow evening is now in room  KA 1-016.
We will look Visual studio online and LINQ.
Before tomorrows class could everyone look at the "Visual Studio Online" notes.
Note Visual Studio online is now called Visual Studio Team services and is located @  https://www.visualstudio.com/team-services/
If you dont have a microsoft/hotmail account, can you create a microsoft account as this is needed for Visual Studio online

regards
John

Friday, 10 February 2017

EAD Class location update

Hi all
Out Tuesday class  location has been moved.
Its new location is KA 1-016
(our Wednesday class is still in the same classroom : KA 3-008 )
So the class times/locations are as follows :
Tuesdays     EVENING from 18:00  until 22:00 in KA 1-016
Wednesday  DAYTIME from 09:00 until 13:00 in KA 3-008
Tuesdays     EVENING from 18:00  until 22:00 in KA 1-016

Remember :  there is no class next week. Out next class is Tuesday 21/Feb @ 6Pm in  KA 1-016 

I've updated the document ("Course Info : Class Dates/Times  (Labs due & Assignments)") with the nex tclass locations

(one other thing : Seamus can you email when you get this message. I suspect the DT265 blog has a day delay emailing subscribers and curious to see exactly what the time lag is)
regards
John

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

EAD class reminder

Hi All EAD students

Just a quick reminder that there is class this evening (Tuesday 07/Feb) @ 6PM in room 3-005 in the Annex building

I plan to finish of the C#/OO section this evening

regards
John

Monday, 6 February 2017

Assessment Schedule DA and SD cohort

The assessment schedule for DT265-DA and SD have been published on the left of the blog.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

DT265 Information System

Please note that there won't be an Information Systems class this evening due to sickness of the lecturer.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Advanced DB Lab

Dear DA-stream students
the Advanced Databases lab starts in teaching week 2, on Tuesday, January 31.
Please note that there has also been a room change.  The Advanced Databases lab is now in room KA-3-008.
Kind regards
Bianca

Systems Analysis and Testing January 24th 2017 - Lab Room Change

The labs today will be in KA-1-016 (changed from KA-3-008) and KA-1-017 from 2-4.
The lab will start @ 14.15

Monday, 23 January 2017

DT265 _ EAD (Enterprise App Development) Class starts tomorrow @ 6PM

Hi EAD students

EAD class will kick off tomorrow in Room 3-005

We will begin with a introduction to C# and Object Oriented (OO) development, using microsoft Visual Studio (Visual Studio is a fantastic Code Editor,Debugger and much more)

If you have laptops I'd recommend using them as you will need to install 'Visual  Studio Community'  on it (Available at  https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/)

See you tomorrow
John Walsh
(JohnWalsh@gmail.com)





Monday, 16 January 2017

DT8265 students only

New student cards, for DT8265 students, are being sent to the School Office on the 3rd floor this morning (Monday) and will be available to collect this afternoon.