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Communication and passion common theme for IT employers

August 20, 2014

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Here are my notes from tonight’s seminar on IT careers. Seven speakers represented some of NZ’s leading IT companies. (these notes originally posted as facebook comments, they’re unedited other than a couple of typos). Simon Ferrari from Datacom – what he looks for: people who are socially comfortable, well adjusted, intelligence but transcripts not important, […]

Apples for the students? Beyond good or evil

February 18, 2013

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We’ve got a new Mac suite at work.  We intend to use it for teaching operating systems, networks etc, as well as a platform for developing for the iOS. On our department facebook page an interesting debate has been raging, started by the following question: I’d like to know (and I know of others who […]

EcoExplore citizen science app framework

November 21, 2012

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Another successful capstone project, EcoExplore is a flexible and scalable framework built to be a foundation for mobile applications that aim to engage members of the public in the exploration of the natural environments of New Zealand, and enable sharing of their discoveries. The NZ Marine Metre Squared application is an implementation of the EcoExplore […]

Panda Island

November 21, 2012

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Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Information Technology capstone project sees groups of students undertaking year long “real projects for real clients”. Panda Island is a recently completed project. The Peace Foundation has identified a need for an interactive tool to complement their Cool Schools programme, which is aimed at primary school students to learn skills required […]

FarmBase

November 21, 2012

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Here’s one of our recently completed capstone projects. The farm environmental accreditation process is a time consuming, costly and document-laden endeavour. FarmBase enables efficient management and auditing by providing agribusiness and environmental data in an integrated system (for Ian Brown Consulting).

TikiTouring around the capstone

May 30, 2012

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(update: here are the pictures from the launch). In a first for Maori tourism a free Maori visitor app to the lower South Island is being launched this Friday. KUMA, (Te Kupeka Umaka Māori ki Araiteuru) the Māori business network for the lower South Island is launching a free app linked to the recent project […]

Polytechnic geeks ace speed dating

September 23, 2010

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Dunedin ICT Internship Speed Dating 2010 Originally uploaded by Samuel Mann Last night 22 of our students met with 14 of the city’s IT firms in a bid to secure much sought after summer internships. This is a perfect win-win-win. Last year 24 students from Polytechnic and University got internships and 17 of these resulted […]