Hello PPIGers,

In my quest to observe software engineers at work, I have come across a company on Ireland's west coast with an interesting project. Annadale Technology are running a summer school for students aged ~16 who are academically strong but have never programmed before.

"The aim of the program is to give the participants a strong grounding in how computers work, how networks and the Internet works, and how to write software using the Java programming language and a variety of other software tools.

The participants will understand how quality software is developed, how to find information to help them solve problems, and hopefully they will learn that programming is a fun and rewarding activity."

This is because they're having trouble hiring good graduates, so they are hoping to nurture a few of their own. Does PPIG have any advice for them?

I also suggested that a PPIGer might like to do a case study on the project. If you'd be interested, let me know and I'll put you in touch with them.


Rebecca Yates
Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
University of Limerick

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