Conestoga news

August 25, 2022 5:45 PM

Student skills highlighted at IT Demo Day

On August 17, Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology hosted IT Demo Day at the Waterloo campus to showcase student capstone projects. 

Students in the Mobile Solutions Development and Computer Applications Development programs demonstrated the culmination of skills and knowledge learned over the length of their studies to the Conestoga community. Most projects were developed for industry partners through IT Pitch Night.

“These culminating projects allow students to apply theory to practice while solving real-world problems,” said Jim Edwards, chair of the School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology. “We are grateful to our industry partners for supporting project-based learning and contributing to student success.”

Among the student projects were e-learning platforms, e-commerce sites, inventory tracking systems, a job portal, a content management system, an investment management application with a community focus, and a mobile application for a pet care company.

“IT Demo Day plays an important role by allowing students to showcase skills to the community and industry partners as they head out into the workforce,” Edwards continued. “Their hard work has helped them gain a deeper understanding of industry challenges and prepared them for success in a wide range of 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.