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Dundalk IT to host another computer camp this June

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Dundalk Institute of Technology is to hold another edition of its ever popular Computer Camp for pre-third level students this June. The three day camp aims to introduce different aspects of computing and provide a taster of the area for students considering a career in computing.

The computing department will run the three day computer camp for 12 to 16 year old students this June. Priced at €40 per student, the camp spans multiple thriving areas of computing, including web technology, programming, 3D modelling, hardware and robotics.

The camp’s content has been designed to introduce students to a variety of areas in computing, giving them a taste of what is possible with computers. Additionally, the camp will teach them basic web computing skills useful in everyday life. The topics will be taught by current DkIT post-graduate students, each of whom possesses a full degree in their area.

Over the course of the camp, students will attend three day-long sessions, each of which is targeted to a specific field. On the first day, they will assemble a computer from its components, learning the function of each of the parts inside the PC. The second day is devoted to understanding programming, both through robotics and programming in a teaching language, Scratch. By combining robotics with programming, students see exactly how a program is executed and why logical thinking plays such a large role. The third and final day covers multimedia topics including image manipulation and web using HTML5 and CSS3.

The camp will run from 10am-4pm, with lunch and refreshments for all days included in the booking cost (payable on the first day of camp). In addition to this, students will also receive a memory key containing a selection of software relevant to the classes and any notes for the sessions.

Availability is limited to 20 places and demand is high, so applications should be submitted early. If demand is extremely high, a second camp may be run from the 25th to the 27th of June, covering the same topics. Further information and application forms are available here.

If you wish to find out more about this course, please contact Mark Morrissey at itlc@dkit.ie

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