European Researchers Night 2017

Last Friday we have been at the European Researchers Night 2017 presenting articles about the advantages of using Gamification and Robotics in programming learning process.

Bem Vindos Ao ISCTE!

Hoje estamos a dar as boas vindas aos novos estudates da do ISCTE-IUL. Estamos em conjunto com os representantes dos cursos e a IEEE ISCTE-IUL.

CISTI 2017: ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter participation

The ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter participated in the CISTI 2017, the largest conference in Portuguese and Spanish in the field of Information Technology and Information Systems.

In fact, the student chapter had a stand in the conference place, where Joao Aparicio, Joao Sequeira, Andre Pereira and Antonio Teixeira represented the ACM Student chapter.

ACM student chapter members had a significant scientific participation.  In fact, Fernando Bento, Martinha Piteira, Joao Papricio, Catarina Santos, Sofia Aparicio and Hugo Araujo co-authored several papers presented at the conference. Fernando Bento, Martinha Piteira, Catariana Santos and Hugo Araujo presented papers at the conference.

Presentation of Undergraduate Research Project Proposals

Several students presented undergraduate research project proposals during research week.

The ACM chair (Joao Aparicio) presented a project related to autonomous driving. Andre Freire presented a project related to computer programming learning.

Web Applications and Usability: a Project using WordPress CMS

Last Monday (May 22th), students of Web Applications and Usability course (Postgraduate Program of Informatics Applied to Organizations – ISCTE-IUL) presented one of the projects consisting of developing an organizational website. Students were encouraged to develop the project using WordPress. Prof. Manuela Aparicio supported the students in WordPress customization. In the course, students also learned Javascript, CSS, PHP, and Mysql, allowing them to create a small plug-in. They also used UX and usability concepts and techniques in the process of development and evaluation of the website.

The students were organized in the following working groups (or teams):

  • Team 1: Fátima Tomé, Pedro Dias, Pedro Calado, Patricia Nobrega
  • Team 2: Miguel Afonso, Fabio Damil
  • Team 3: Ana Massano, Sérgio Aires
  • Team 4: Cátia Henriques, Ângela Freixo, Catarina Canteiro, André Mendes
  • Team 5: Carla Silva, Ana Sofia Graça, Cláudia Souza
  • Team 6: Diana Teixeira, Melissa Garcia, Sandra Ricardo
  • Team 7: Volodymyr Mykhayliv, João Sardinha, Rafael Moisés, André Bolila
  • Team 8: Olena Mandzyuk,Nuno Mendes, Brenardo Pereira
  • Team 9: Maria Nunes, Cláudia Ferreira

Master Lecture: Logistics & Robotics

João Sequeira and João Aparicio gave a lecture about Logistics and Robotics to a class of  students from the IBS (ISCTE Business School). In this lecture, João Sequeira and João Aparicio  introduced main robotics concepts to the students in the course of Information Systems and ERP (Master of Services and Technology Management). They also discussed possible impacts of using robotics in factories and warehouses.  João Aparicio also talked about his experience in robot competition.


Ubuntu v17@ISCTE-IUL

On the 19th of abril,  Portuguese Ubuntu Community, Master in Open Source Software and ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter organized the Ubuntu v17@ISCTE-IUL, where the new version of Ubuntu was presented. Snaps and Ubuntu Core was also presented.

Certificate delivery to SmartMOOC Students

The chair of the ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter Joao Aparicio delivered the Introduction to Programming Certification of Completion. He also gave a talk about Introduction to Robotics using Arduino. The course was developed and managed by Martinha Piteira, teacher at the School of Technology from the Instituto Politecnico de Setubal.

SmartTalk: Raspberry Pi

Jorge Varela (MSc. Software Open Source, BSc Computer Science)   IT Manager at Altran,  gave an excellent talk about Raspeberri Pi.

SmartClass: MySQL

In 29th April, we organized the third SmartClass, once more in conjunction with Master in Open Source Software of ISCTE-IUL. The speaker was Carlos Coutinho, CEO of Caixa Mágica Software.