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FAIR GAME - IT Carlow Computing Students Set out Their Stalls in Final Year Showcase

03/05/2017

Irish and international software and gaming employers were in attendance at Institute of Technology Carlow last week to meet and recruit the cream of Gaming and ICT talent at the Institute’s annual Showcase of Final Year Computing Projects. Representatives from, IBM, UNUM, AOL, TATA, SAP, Scurri and BAML are amongst the companies that attended the event.

More than 60 final year students presented an extensive range of ideas and technologies in the areas of games, software engineering. IT management and data science. Games Development and Software Development projects on show straddle the most up-to-date technologies.

Demand by employers for graduates is very high, according to programme directors, with many of IT Carlow’s final year computing students already in receipt of at least one job offer within the computer game industry and ICT sector. Graduates are working for global leaders such as: Microsoft; Apple; SAP; Amazon; IBM; Intel; AOL; SAGE; PlayFirst and Aeria Games.

Institute of Technology Carlow offers a range of ICT programmess, from Certificate level right through to Masters, incorporating the full range of ICT skills, including Programming, Cybersecurity, Project Management, Systems Administration, Software Engineering, amongst others.  

“The digital games sector demands constant innovation and the quality of design and programming has made huge advances since the games course was first introduced at IT Carlow. Our students are highly regarded by the top game studios in the world”, commented Nigel Whyte, Head of Computing & Networking, IT Carlow.

 

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For reference: Alma Feeley, IT Carlow
t: 059 9175098/087 8204934            
e: alma.feeley@itcarlow.ie