18 May Coding Collaboration
TechWeek 2017 took place earlier this month. At last year’s TechWeek, students from Dundalk Institute of Technology showcased their project work alongside a Coding Schools Initiative the Institute has developed over the Spring Semester with Dundalk Grammar School. (This report courtesy of Dr Ronan Lynch, Department of Computing and Mathematics, DkIT).
The event, labelled as ‘Ireland’s Festival of Technology’ provided hands-on opportunities for second-level students to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life. The objectives of TechWeek are firstly to inspire students to engage actively with STEM subjects, and equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices, and secondly, to educate all citizens – of every age group and background – about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.
DkIT Computing students from their Level 7 Software Development and Level 8 Games Development programmes showcased projects they have developed over the course of the academic year, while students from Dundalk Grammar School presented some of the games they have created in conjunction with DkIT student tutors through their Coding Schools Initiative.