Newry.ie

ADVERTISEMENT

Two local students have successfully completed one of N Ireland’s leading IT infrastructure summer camps.

Newry students David McKenna and Thomas Brownlee who both study at Abbey CBS in Newry, participated in the 2019 Novosco Camp in partnership with Ulster University took place in early August at Ulster University’s Jordanstown campus.

The five-day initiative, which was free of charge to students aged 16-17 and enrolled at schools and colleges across Northern Ireland, provided first-hand, practical experience in the management and development of IT infrastructure and systems in a fun and engaging learning environment.

Professional IT engineers from Novosco, experts from the Connected Health Innovation Centre at Ulster University, and lecturers from the University’s School of Computing, facilitated the camp, which also included a tour of Novosco’s state-of-the-art Belfast headquarters at Catalyst Inc on the Friday of the week.

A mix of theory and hands-on experience, the camp covered networks, programming, building circuits, sensors, machine learning and more.

In a bid to nurture future IT talent during the camp and beyond, each student was provided with a Raspberry Pi, a small and affordable computer used to learn programming, which they could keep.

Pictured receiving their certificates for successfully completing Novosco Camp Newry students David McKenna and Thomas Brownlee who both study at Abbey CBS in Newry. They are with Dr Ian Cleland of Ulster University, left, and Patrick McAliskey, right, Managing Director of Novosco.
Pictured receiving their certificates for successfully completing Novosco Camp Newry students David McKenna and Thomas Brownlee who both study at Abbey CBS in Newry. They are with Dr Ian Cleland of Ulster University, left, and Patrick McAliskey, right, Managing Director of Novosco.



Novosco Managing Director Patrick McAliskey said: “Novosco Camp is one of my favourite weeks of the year as we get to engage with young people who are passionate about IT and eager to learn, as well as to work closely with the fantastic team at Ulster University. I am also delighted that we have been able to increase the intake for Novosco Camp this year to 50 pupils.”

“It’s an understatement to say that Northern Ireland’s IT sector is fast growing and provides a vast number of opportunities for talented people. Novosco Camp helps us communicate that to potential future talent as well as to help them develop their experience and skills so that they can potentially go on to have a fantastic career in IT,” he adds.

Dr Nicola Ayre, Associate Head of the School of Computing at Ulster University commented: “Ulster University nurtures world-class IT and computing talent every year, students we are proud to say are industry ready and sought-after by global companies, industry disruptors and local technology firms. Our partnership with the Novosco Camps explores the breadth of opportunity a degree in computing at Ulster University offers to potential students. It is an invaluable opportunity to develop skills, raise ambitions and prepare future IT leaders by presenting the opportunity for participants to engage with our state-of-the-art robot, experiment with some of the very latest technology in our research labs and fully immerse themselves in the world of IT beyond a classroom setting.”

Novosco is an IT infrastructure and managed services provider with clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the UK and Ireland.

For more information about the Novosco Camp, in partnership with Ulster University, visit novoscocamp.com

Pin It

WHAT'S ON IN NEWRY

22Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
23Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
24Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
25Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
26Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
27Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
22Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
23Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
24Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
25Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
26Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
27Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
28Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
28Aug
_DSF1812.jpg07:00PM - 08:30PM]
Newry Cathedral Tour
Newry Cathedral
29Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
30Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
31Aug
51755190_2049844198436183_642267798831104000_n.png12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Pride In Newry - UK & Ireland Pride 2019
Newry - Various Venues
31Aug
11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
05Sep
08:00PM - 11:59PM]
Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry - Various Venues
05Sep
Screen Shot 2019-06-12 at 19.09.43.png08:00PM - 11:00PM]
You Must Be Joking
Newry Town Hall
06Sep
08:00PM - 11:59PM]
Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry - Various Venues
06Sep
Newry-2.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain are Fat Chancers 
Canal Court Hotel
07Sep
08:00PM - 11:59PM]
Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry - Various Venues
08Sep
Cycle poster.jpg08:30AM - 02:00PM]
The South Down Coastal Tour
Newry Leisure Centre
08Sep
08:00PM - 11:59PM]
Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry - Various Venues
14Sep
53068844_2231144767099824_3226086567525220352_n.jpg10:00AM - 05:00PM]
Disc Golf Tournament
Kilbroney Forest Park

VIDEO

Carlingford Ferry
Carlingford Ferry

Carlingford Lough Ferry trip to Haulbowline Lighthouse

Bluebell Lane Glamping
Bluebell Lane Glamping

Glamping in South Armagh a new tourist destination for the Newry area

Newry.ie require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using Newry.ie you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.
More information Ok