ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[ITB Sports Summer Camp for 5-12 yr olds - BOOK NOW ]]> The camp is aimed at 5-12 year olds.
The camp will take place over two weeks.
First week - Monday 24th July - Friday 28th July.
Second week - Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August.
Euro 70 per child for one week or Euro 120 per child for two weeks. This price includes jersey and shorts.
How to book ?
Simply email with your child's name, age and date of birth.
An emergency contact number would also be great.

We looking forward to two weeks full of games and activities. ]]>
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:10:28 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Computing Student wins scholarship to 2017 Unite Europe Games Conference ]]> Catherine's project was supervised by Dr. Matt Smith.
This competition for female computing and engineering students across all of Europe was run by Wooga, a German mobile games company. Catherine was selected as one of the 5 women to be awarded a scholarship that will fund them to travel to and attend the UNITE Europe 2017 Unity computer games conference.

UNITE is an annual European developer conference for Unity-the market leading platform for creating video games, simulations and other interactive 3D, 2D and VR/AR content.
To know more about Wooga and the winning entries Click here ]]>
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:57:12 EST
<![CDATA[Liberty IT hosts 'Recursion' - ITB's End of Year Project Showcase for Computing ]]> Showcasing the best of innovation in computing, the exhibition featured student's work from final year projects on the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing. Visitors to the exhibition witnessed a wide range of engaging, creative projects featuring mobile application development, java development, text processing, computer vision and games development and computational intelligence.
From the courses' inauguration in 1999, ITB's computing programme has attracted an impressive cohort of creative, dynamic and talented students who are passionate about technology: Students who have a serious competence in computing and have developed the skills to allow them to contribute to today's interconnected world.
The Head of School of Informatics and Engineering at ITB, Dr Anthony Keane said of the exhibition, 'the final year projects reflect the technology of the time and as you read through the project descriptions or view them online you can't help but be amazed at the diversity of applications of current computing technology, especially in the smart devices category. I am delighted that Liberty IT have generously supported the end of year showcase 'Recursion' by hosting us at their facility and providing generous prizes for the best projects. Liberty IT already sponsor a scholarship programme at ITB and we look forward to building further links with our near neighbour'.
Felim O'Donnell Director, Liberty IT explained that having established a base in Blanchardstown just three years ago, it was important for Liberty IT to build a strong relationship with our local Higher Education Institute. Addressing the final year students he went on to say 'I would encourage all of you, no matter what road you end up travelling- whether you work for yourself, for a small company or even for a multi-national to always seek out opportunities to learn. Computing as a discipline will continue to evolve making it challenging and fun to keep up with the latest technological advances'.
Recursion is the brainchild of Stephen Sheridan, Course Coordinator for the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Computing at ITB.
According to Stephen 'the final year project is an integral part of ITB's undergraduate computing programme and gives students the opportunity to demonstrate all of the computing knowledge and skills they have acquired in their four years of study at ITB. In particular, the project gives students the chance to work on a long-term project from its initial conception right through to a final demonstration of a working system. Having the experience of a full software development life cycle is a critical skill for our computing graduates and our collaboration with Liberty IT will give students the chance to get valuable feedback and insight from industry professionals as well as experiencing a real-world software development working environment. It is always a pleasure to coordinate and supervise year four projects and the year four supervision team and myself would like to wish all our computing graduates the best of luck in their future careers and as it states in the 2017 Project Brochure "Stay in touch!"
All projects can now be viewed at ]]>
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:50:53 EST
<![CDATA[ITB School of Business to host BREXIT in Blanchardstown briefing on 29th May - REGISTER NOW ]]>"BREXIT in Blanchardstown: How changes in the EU can impact locally"

The School of Business here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown will be hosting a Brexit breakfast briefing on Monday 29th May, 8am - 11am.
This event will provide a forum to hear perspectives relating to Brexit and how changes in the EU can impact locally.
Minister Regina Doherty, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Meath East, John McGrane, Director General British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Anne Lanigan, Manager Brexit Unit Enterprise Ireland will be speaking at the event here in ITB.

For a detailed event schedule, Click here
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce is the focal point for business activity between Ireland and Britain. Through its members and links to key stakeholders in government, it has become one of the main influencing, networking and promotion organisations across these Islands.
The Brexit Unit at Enterprise Ireland is helping SMEs assess the impact of Brexit and prepare for Brexit by plan to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities which may arise from Brexit.
A Q&A panel discussion will follow.
Following the Brexit briefing, attendees are invited to stay for roundtable discussions on how the ITB School of Business can work with industry partners through these economic changes.

Refreshments will be available from 8am in the LINCup at the LINC Centre at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. The event will finish at 11am with coffee and an opportunity for networking.

For transport and parking details, Click here

Limited Places Available. To book your place at this event Click here

If you have any queries please get in touch with us by email : ]]>
Thu, 18 May 2017 13:18:49 EST
<![CDATA[FREE Coding Camp for Second Level Female Students, 13th June - REGISTER NOW ]]> Tuesday 13th June, the Institute of Technology Blanchardtown (ITB) with the support of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) will host a Coding 4 Girls Camp.
This camp is open to second level female students. No previous coding experience is required, as it is a fully inclusive event. Tailored coaching, training and guidance ensures that each individual gets the most from the camp activities.
The camp itself takes place in computer labs on the ITB campus in Blanchardstown. ITB lecturers deliver the camp, which ensures that the students not only learn best methods but that the workshops are truly engaging.
Places in the camp are limited to 40 students. When students arrive to the camp, they will be formed into teams. These teams will then be taken to workstations in a computer lab where they will take part in coding activities, puzzles and challenges.
No laptops are necessary, as pre-configured computers will be available for all coding activities.

Students will all receive a goody bag upon arrival at the camp.

Lunch and snacks will be provided free of charge and will be available for all students at set times. These times will be communicated with the students on the day.

During the event, there will be spot prizes and prizes that recognize student ability, teamwork and performance.

Project Coordinators: Orla McMahon, Michelle Looby & Adrienne Harding.
This is a free event but as places are limited, interested parties should register on Eventbrite early to avoid disappointment.
Click here ]]>
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:36:49 EST
<![CDATA[FREE Cyber Security Camp for Second Level Students, 20th June - REGISTER NOW ]]> Tuesday 20th June, the Institute of Technology Blanchardtown (ITB), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and IBM will host a Cyber Security Summer Camp.
This camp is aimed at all second level students from ages 13 to 18 years. There are no special requirements for computing skills as this is a fully inclusive event that will give all participants the right level of coaching, training and guidance required to make the most of the camp activities.
The camp itself will be run in several computer labs at the ITB campus in Blanchardstown. Facilitators in the camp will be made up of volunteers from ITB and IBM staff. This co-operation between ITB's cyber security academic staff and IBM's cyber security experts will ensure that the students get the best of both academic and industry methods in training and learning.

Total participation in the camp is limited to 100 students. When students arrive to the camp they will be formed into teams. These teams will then be taken to their workstations. Workstations will have activities and puzzles covering Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber security challenges.
Students will all receive a goody bag upon arrival at the camp, this will contain t-shirts, USB sticks and other equipment necessary to carry out activities.

Students will not need to have a laptop as a computer will be provided that will be pre-configured and ready to start into the cyber challenges. This will enable students to focus on having fun learning from the get-go.
Students in the camp will compete to solve challenges and activities fastest. Points will be awarded to students that make the most progress or are the most inventive in their solution.

Lunch and snack breaks will be provided free of charge and will be available for all students at set times. These times will be communicated with the students on the day.

There will be several spot prizes on the day as well as prizes that recognize student ability, team work and performance.
Register on Eventbrite early to avoid disappointment.
Click here

See also our FREE Coding Camp for Second Level Female Students on 13th June. For more information Click here ]]>
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:29:19 EST
<![CDATA[Navan Cousins from Loreto St Michael's Secondary School, Navan win SciFest@ITB ]]>As one of the 16 regional venues hosting a SciFest science fair, SciFest@ITB saw more than 150 students from schools all over the region exhibit almost 70 projects at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and put their knowledge of science to the test.

ITB SciFest Co-Ordinator Aideen Hodgins said of this year's competition "ITB are delighted to be involved in SciFest. It's a wonderful opportunity for the students and encourages them to develop an interest in STEM. We look forward to welcoming schools from Dublin 15, the greater Dublin region, Meath and Kildare to participate in SciFest@ITB 2017".
SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative, which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second-level students. SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Boston Scientific, Intel and Abbott.
Commenting on the SciFest@ITB fair Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO said: "2016 was another hugely successful year for SciFest with a record number of students taking part. In total over 8,000 students presented their projects in local and regional science fairs across the country. This year we are celebrating 10 years of SciFest science fairs. In that time the number of students participating has increased five-fold and they have produced an amazing range of subjects across the STEM disciplines. SciFest gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their interest in STEM and inquiry-based approaches to learning, while developing their creative and problem-solving skills and learning to work in a team."

SciFest 2017 will be the third year of the prestigious Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award, which is presented at each of the 16 regional science fairs; the overall winner of this award will receive the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Trophy at the national final in November. ]]>
Thu, 4 May 2017 10:05:58 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Fourth Year Sports Management and Coaching Students Raise Funds for Bumbleance ]]>(, the world's first children's interactive ambulance service.
As part of their course module 'Practicum in Sports and Leisure Event Management' 19 students organised a series of sports-related events including Dublin's Fittest Primary School, a GAA School of Excellence for primary school pupils at the Meath GAA Games Development Centre in Dungany, a FIFA 2017 Intervarsities competition, a five-a-side soccer blitz at Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Centre, a fitness vloggers conference and a variety of tests of sporting prowess. Almost 800 children and adults from the local community and primary schools from Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Louth and Wicklow took part in the events that ran throughout April.
The students were delighted to welcome Nicola O'Sullivan and John McGuiness from Bumbleance to the ITB campus on Friday 28th April to hand over a cheque for 7,500 euro.
In planning and running their respective events the Sports Management and Coaching students displayed great initiative, enthusiasm and professionalism and were very proud to hand over such a significant amount to a very worthy charity. ]]>
Tue, 2 May 2017 09:25:46 EST