Computer camp for third level students

Published 17/04/2013|05:20

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DUNDALK Institute of Technology (DkIT) has announced it will hold another edition of its ever popular computer camp for pre-third level students this July.

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The three day camp aims to introduce different aspects of computing and provide a taster of the area for students considering a career in computing.

DkIT's computing department is to run a three day computer camp for pre-third level students this July. Priced at €40 per student, the camp spans multiple thriving areas of computing, including web technology, programming, hardware and robotics.

The camp's content has been designed to introduce students to a variety of areas in computing, giving them a taste of what working in the computing industry actually entails.

Additionally, the camp will teach them basic web computing skills useful in everyday life. The topics will be taught by current DkIT post-graduate students, each of whom

possesses a full degree in their area

Over the course of the camp, students will attend three day-long sessions, each of which is targeted to a specific field. On the first day, they will assemble a computer from its components, learning the function of each of the parts inside the PC. The second day is devoted to understanding programming, both through robotics and programming in a teaching language, Scratch (www.scratch.ie).

By combining robotics with programming, students see exactly how a program is executed and why logical thinking plays such a large role. The third and final day covers multimedia topics including image manipulation and web using HTML5 and CSS3.The camp will run from 10am-4pm, with lunch and refreshments for all days included in the booking cost. In addition to this, students will also receive a memory key containing a selection of software relevant to the classes and any notes for the sessions. Availability is limited to 20 places and demand is high, so applications should be submitted early. If demand is extremely high, a second camp may be run from July 3-5, covering the same topics. Application forms are available from http://reboot.dkitcamp.me/ Contact Mark Morrissey by email on mark.morrisey@dkit.ie

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