IT Carlow welcomes big name game companies
Over 70 final year students will take part in IT Carlow's 'Showcase of Final Year Computing Projects', hoping to impress representatives from some of the world's top gaming and tech companies.
Taking place on the the 29th of April, the showcase will present an extensive range of ideas and technologies in the areas of games, software engineering and IT Management. Among the companies in attendance will be representatives from Microsoft, IBM, Intel and EA Games.
Projects on show include games with titles such as Dark Neon; Crystal Capture; Poker! Runaway Intern; The Thief and Call of 2D: Single Plane Warfare. In the gaming realm, the showcase also features gamification tools for ambient assisted living and teaching sign language.
A number of apps will be presented by students, including an app for smart shopping and one to prevent obesity in dogs.
Carlow IT's GameCORE research centre will demonstrate a number of recently complete projects. The Secret to Life is a serious game to teach the concept of death to intellectually disable people. PiP is a gamification system to help people learn how to manage stress. Join In is an EU funded serious games project for elderly people, aimed at social connectedness and reducing physical and cognitive decline.
The tech sector's demand for talented graduates is well known at this point, with numerous efforts in place to encourage a greater uptake in tech courses in college. According to IT Carlow's programme directors, this demand rings true, with many final year computing students already in receipt of at least one job offer before graduation.