Students recently flexed their coding skills at the Christmas Codefest event. Open to all levels, students had to solve programming challenges in teams. The winning team were presented with a Raspberry Pi set and case each.
Run by Almas Baimagambetov, the sessions are a great way to improve your computing skills. If you missed this event, look out for the next one in the New Year ~ January 9th ~ then monthly throughout the year.
Brighton Digital Festival is now in full flow with loads of exciting events and talent.
From free workshops run by BlockBuilders – a non-profit initiative founded by Brighton graduates where 7-17 year olds can redesign their own way through Minecraft – to the Uncommon Natures art exhibition showcasing finalists of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art featuring slime mould , there is a lot going on!
Not to be missed is the SheSays Brighton – The Future Female 2018 event tonight. Five inspiring women speakers, who are major decision-makers and influencers in the industry, will be sharing their knowledge and passion as part of the event which starts at 6pm Sallis Benney Theatre – it’s not too late to book!
Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week!
If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.
If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help.
Sam Buxton, Business Information Systems BA(Hons), talks about his work experience at RSM UK and migrating into the Microsoft Cloud.
I did my placement at RSM UK where I worked as an IT Trainee for 16 months. The role encompassed everything from IT Support tasks, all the way up to designing and deploying solutions to meet the business needs. I managed the third line support desk while simultaneously working on agile project tasks, such as the migration of employees into the Microsoft Cloud. I also had the opportunity to help colleagues fit out new offices with the base networking infrastructure.
A successful placement year led to the inspiration for a final year project and job on graduation, for final year Business Information Systems BA(Hons) student Kathryn Haycock. We caught up with Kathryn at the Computing Degree Show and found out more about her placement, her final year project and life as a University of Brighton student.
In a recent article in University Life, Dr John Kingston, senior lecturer in Information Systems and Business Computing here at Brighton, joins the discussion about trends in technology at university and student and employer expectations.
One of the points the article makes is that 92% of CIOs think current IT recruitment needs are not being met by education, resulting in a £63bn cost to the UK economy (from a study by Robert Half UK).
At Brighton we have been using Mendix to help our students understand the requirements needed to design mobile applications, without the knowledge of coding, to address this.
“We use Mendix to teach students how to use software applications and the principles of applications without teaching them programming,” explains Dr. John Kingston, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Business Computing at the University of Brighton. “Mendix requires students to learn how to structure data, create workflow diagrams and specialised user interfaces.
“However, when they’re finished, they just press a button and it creates the application. We are using it with first-year Business Computing students, which has resulted in one student getting a summer job with Brighton City Council.”