AIPO field trip to Fidelity Investments

AIPO Fidelity VisitThe All Ireland Programming Olympiad is in its final stages to find out who will represent Team Ireland in the International Olympiad in Kazakhstan. Fidelity Investments have been supporting this event for over four years and continue to invest on our young Irish programming talent.

The group had the opportunity to visit the Fidelity office in Dublin, where they got an insight and understanding of the agile process they employ in product development. They had the opportunity to meet some of the staff working in various roles within the technology organisation and to hear more about what their roles entail. A number of speakers are recent university graduates and seem to be really enjoying their career journey with Fidelity so far. Most have had the opportunity to travel for business meetings or training. Some of the places they have visited were Boston, Tokyo, Stockholm and one even had the chance to go to Disneyland Florida for a business trip!

AIPO-IOI Training Camp 2015 Kicks Off

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The final stage of the 2015 AIPO competition kicks off in DCU today. This is where Team Ireland is selected to attain the prestigious IOI competition in Kazakhstan in July.

The best eight senior students from the AIPO finals where invited to the this three day training boot camp where the students stay in campus residence and attend training in the School of Computing.

But it isn't all hard core programming. They visit our sponsor, Fidelity Investments software development office on the Thursday night to hear about the variety of software careers available with them. And Friday night is the Arduino Robot challenge.

Follow the fun on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DCU.AIPO

And the serious stuff happens here each afternoon from 2pm-5pm:

http://aiporanking.computing.dcu.ie/

AIPO 2015 - Finals Report

AIPO2015Finals1DUBLIN, February 21st - Some of the brightest, young problem-solvers and computational thinkers from around Ireland gathered at Dublin City University (DCU) last Saturday for the Finals of the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO).

Students from 15 different counties around Ireland packed out one of DCU's computer labs to compete against each other over a 5 hour computer programming challenge. This is the fourth year Fidelity Investments has sponsored the event and with their continued support participation has grown by double digit figures year on year.

“We continue to see increased interest in this great event. Fidelity Investments takes great pride in encouraging young students to develop their technical skills and consider IT as a career”, said Tadhg O’Shea, vice president of software engineering at Fidelity Investments.