Expo 2022 IBM winners
IBM Continues to Support DCU’s Engineering and Computing Final Year Project Expo

IBM Continues to Support DCU’s Engineering and Computing Final Year Project Expo

IBM has built a strong relationship with DCU and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing over the years. They have continued to be involved at undergraduate level by hiring INTRA students on work placement programmes as well as hiring many DCU graduates. At postgraduate level they have a number of collaborations across various programmes.

IBM have continued to sponsor a prize in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing Final Year Expo for ‘The Best Use of Opensource’. This year the award was won by two Computer Applications students, Peter Browne and Kealan O’Connor, for their project ‘Contractify’. 'Contractify' is an Android Mobile Blockchain application that allows users to buy and sell items/products on a decentralised ethereum blockchain. Users can pay each other directly using Ether. Each transaction takes place on a public blockchain so a permanent record is easily accessible. Users will also be able to access information about each other for record. The overall goal of this application is to create a marketplace where establishing legitimacy and trust is paramount.

James Flynn, IBM explained: “Each year we continue to see highly talented students at the Final Year Project’s Expo, their hard work, commitment, and dedication is highlighted in every project. We chose ‘Contractify’ as the winner as it was an excellent project, both highly technical, accomplished, and very well presented by the team. We wish Peter and Kealan the best and see a great future for them both”

You can view this years Expo projects here

For more information contact: Christine.stears@dcu.ie

Pictured at IBM office from left to right: Peter Browne, Kealan O’Connor