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April 29, 2022 8:56 AM

Students showcase capstone projects at IT Demo Day

On April 18, Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science and Information Technology welcomed the college community to the Waterloo campus for a showcase highlighting capstone projects.

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Students in programs from Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science and Information Technology presented capstone projects at IT Demo Day on April 18.

Students in the Computer Programming and Analysis, Computer Applications Development, Computer Programming, IT Innovation and Design, and Mobile Solutions Development programs were on hand to demonstrate the culmination of skills and knowledge learned over the length of their programs.

“IT Demo Day plays a vital role in students’ learning, allowing them to showcase skills to the community and industry partners as they head out into the workforce,” said Jim Edwards, chair of the School of Applied Computer Science and Information Technology. “We were pleased to be able to host the event in person once again.”

Among the student projects were a family health app, karaoke game, inventory management system, networking platform, colour pigment database for artists, developer workflow management dashboard, and a website dedicated to helping families search for loved ones who have gone missing during the Syrian civil war.

“Through their capstone projects, students were able to explore real-world problems and apply theory to practice,” Edwards continued. “Their hard work has helped gain a deeper understanding of industry challenges and prepared them for success in a wide range of potential careers.”

Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology is based at the college’s Waterloo campus with access to one of the fastest-growing technology sectors in North America. Leading-edge programs offer a 21st-century education that prepares graduates for exciting careers in the innovative world of information and communications technology. With a strong connection to local industry, project-based and work-integrated learning enable students to solve real-world problems and engage in new technologies that empower a professional journey in a rapidly growing sector.