Computing students’ success in Software Development competition

June 11, 2020

Earlier this year, Software Development students from North East Scotland College teamed up with students from the University of Aberdeen to compete in and win the Digital Skills Partnership’s National Student Software Development Competition.

The competition gives students experience of real-world challenges in the software development process by bringing together learners with different levels of experience and expertise, to respond to an industry brief using industry tools.

With mentoring throughout by representatives from CGI and CAS Ltd., the students worked together to develop a secure dynamic data management system, which culminated in a presentation of a delivery plan, commercialisation strategy, and project deliverables to industry judges and their peers.

The event took place on 10 March in Edinburgh College, and saw NESCol students Craig Troup, Aidan Humpidge and Conor Howland, along with their teammates from the University of Aberdeen, take home the win, and a prize of £1200.