Students showcase their computing skills
Now in its third year, the University's Undergraduate Computing Showcase gives students graduating this summer in BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems the chance to present and discuss their work with IT specialists, members of the business community and potential employers from across the region.
This year, projects include a news aggregation website with natural language processing, a 'Live at Leeds' iOS and Android App and an investigation into the use of search engines and how traffic is driven to a website.
Ronald Nyandoro, a final year BSc Business Information Systems student, will be presenting his IT Helpdesk system product that can be adapted by any company with an IT function. It incorporates a fault resolution system, an asset register for IT equipment and a knowledge bank.
Ronald commented: "I believe that my project exhibits a high degree of professionalism and that a good number of IT professionals can do with having a software tool that would enable them to have the benefits of three components in one system."
Maurice Calvert, Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing and Creative Technologies, commented: "This is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate pride in their achievements and display the skills they have developed. The event is the culmination of three years of study and an opportunity for prospective employers to meet our students. In previous years students have been offered interviews as a direct result of their Showcase presentations."
The Showcase, which is free and open to the public will include a keynote address by Andy Bolton, Managing Director, Kokino-Marvo. It will take place on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 6pm-8.30pm in Lecture Theatre D & E, Level 5 in the University's Rose Bowl.
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