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SUMMER TRAINING

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:41

Starting 8th June – 12th August 2015     |     At Makerere University, College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)     

Application Procedure.

  1. Write a motivational Letter (Half Page (A4))
  2. Highlight your individual Technical Skills  (Half Page(A4))
  3. At least two references.
  4. Send this to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before the 30th of April 2015

Agile Software Development

Description.

“Agile Development” is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development methodologies. The most popular agile methodologies include Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development, and Feature-Driven Development (FDD).  Agile Software DevelopmentIn line with our Summer Trainee-ship Programme we will implement Scrum Methodology through the Mendix App Platform. While each of the agile methods is unique in its specific approach, they all share a common vision and core values.

They all fundamentally incorporate iteration and the continuous feedback that it provides to successively refine and deliver a software system. They all involve continuous planning, continuous testing, continuous integration, and other forms of continuous evolution of both the project and the software. They are all lightweight (especially compared to traditional waterfall-style processes), and inherently adaptable. As important, they all focus on empowering people tocollaborate and make decisions together quickly and effectively.

 Breakdown.

During the Summer Traineeship Program, Agile Development will be core but the other factors that make it a success will also be studied and internalized.

Aim.

Produce all round individuals who can initiate talks with clients, do the development and offer consultation.

 Areas of Training.

  • Technical Skills Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Client Engagement
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Teamwork

Rewards

  • Winning Team – Tablet Each
  • Runner’s up Team – Phone Each
  • Certificates to each Trainee
  • Employment Opportunity for 2 persons

CoCIS Connect Kicks off

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:36

COCIS CONNECT EXHIBITORS POSING FOR A PHOTO WITH THE GUEST OF HONOR

The long awaited CoCIS Connect Exhibition with the theme: From Invention to Innovation was lauched on 26th March 2015 by the Director ICT at Uganda Police Force Mr. Amos Ngabirano who was welcomed by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu and the CoCIS management and staff led by Deputy Principal Dr. Agnes Ssemwanga.

 

Mr. Ngabirano was exited to launch the exhibition and this is what he to said “With what you have exhibited here today, I am now sure of three things – the academia, young people and ICTs are a critical component to enabling us achieves the task ahead of us. Your innovations in the areas of health, agriculture, security, safe water management, education and e-business are very pertinent components of our strategy towards transforming this country.”

The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu in his remarks echoed the committement of Makerere University to quality high education to students. “The spirit of innovation and resilience exhibited by these students here today highlights their entrepreneurial acumen which we as a university are trying to instill in them in order for them to be able to create employment for themselves” he said.

 

Special thanks to the sponsors of the event Resilience Africa Network RAN, TOTAL Uganda, DFCU Bank Makerere Branch, New Vision and Uganda Police.
Day two of the event will take place 27th March 2015. 
You are all welcome.

List of the projects being exhibited, click to download

Dean SCIT

Welcome to the online platform of Makerere University’s School of Computing and Informatics technology (SCIT).

At SCIT, we have a vision “to be a leader in Computing and Informatics Technology Education, Research and Knowledge transfer to the communities”. Our mission is to provide first class teaching, research and services in Computing and Informatics Technology responsive to national and international needs. We offer high quality teaching services and promote research activities together with outreach in the broad field of computer science, data communications and software engineering, information systems and information technology.

SCIT has a combined population of more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, approximately 1,500 students graduate annually with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.  Our graduates are equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills that makes them competitive in the fast-growing market of Computing and Informatics technologies. This knowledge and skills are offered through four academic departments of Computer Science, Networks, Information Systems and Information Technology.

The department of Computer Science offers quality teaching and research together with outreach in the broad field of computer science through the following programmes; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science. The department of Networks has programs of Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Master in Data Communication and Software Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering and PhD in Data Communication and Software Engineering. The department of Information Systems has programs of Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Information Systems, Postgraduate diploma in Information Systems, and PhD in Information Systems. The department of Information Technology offers the, Masters in Information Technology, PhD in Information Technology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

SCIT conducts cutting edge research through four vibrant research groups of Wireless Networks And Systems Security, Artificial Intelligence, and the Development Informatics, and The Software Systems Center at www.ssc.mak.ac.ug. The groups focus on research that uses ICTs to improve people livelihoods in the areas of Agriculture, Health, Education, Government, and the Environment.

The Artificial Intelligence Research Group leverages cutting edge computational methods and applies them to solving real-life problems using Artificial Intelligence and Data Science techniques in the fields of health and agriculture.  Artificial Intelligence techniques have been used to automate several expert tasks and processes. Current projects include; disease and pest control on cassava using artificial intelligence, automated techniques of malaria diagnostics, and automated auction market for small holder farmers.

The Wireless Networks Systems and Systems Security (NetS) Group focuses on designing affordable, robust and energy-efficient networked systems and digital security solutions that improve livelihoods. This has been applied to environment monitoring, agriculture, health, commerce and Internet services. Current projects are in the areas of Wireless Sensor networks for environment monitoring, Network Security and Malware Management, Security Protocols and authentication systems.

The Software Systems Centre (SSC) spearheads research and innovations geared towards improving the quality of software products and services. The center provides a link between the academia and industry through which companies in the private and public sector can engage with the university in industry relevant research and innovations. The SSC also nurtures prospective software products and services to commercialization in partnership with selected industrial partners.

The Development Informatics (DI) Research Group is a multi-disciplinary Research Group that focuses on the study and creation of Information Systems that address problems in a socio-economic development context. The field of Informatics, in general, studies the intersection of people, information, and technology systems. Themes of the DI Research Group include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Education and research in developing countries, Usability and User experience (UX) design and evaluation, Co-Design/Participatory Design, Digital inclusion, and E-Services.

A decision to join SCIT whether as an undergraduate or Graduate student, faculty or visiting lecturer is therefore a worthwhile investment in your life. We remain committed to offering you a good and enduring experience in the related fields of computer science, software engineering and informatics. Thank you for visiting us and hope you have been inspired enough to become part of our mission and vision.
Enjoy your stay.

Gilbert Maiga (PhD)
Associate Professor and Dean

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