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Computing students travel to Lens, France

14 March 2018

In February 2018, 11 BSc (Honours) in Computing students traveled to Lens, France, to participate in a week-long intensive web application development project. The project was hosted by IUT Lens in France and involved French, Irish and Polish students working in teams of five to develop cutting-edge web apps.

Each team had to give two short presentations during the first days of the project. On the final day, each team had to give a 20-minute presentation in front of a jury of academics from the three colleges. It was great to see everyone showcase their final product with a sense of pride and accomplishment after an intense week of hard work, dedication and determination.

The presentations concluded with a closing ceremony and a party to celebrate a wonderful week of success. As well as intense work, the week also included a cultural aspect. On the Sunday that they arrived in France, the DkIT students got to spend the day in Paris. Also, on the last afternoon of the project, the students got to take a tour to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, which is dedicated to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Canadian soldiers who were killed during the first world war.

Overall the trip was a wonderful experience for the students. It was extremely challenging but immensely rewarding. As well as being able to improve and learn new skills, it was great for the students to be able to take part in a dynamic, multidisciplinary and real-world problem-solving environment, working as part of a multicultural team with different skill-sets and to produce an end-product within strict deadlines.

Derek O'Reilly

Senior Lecturer in Computing


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