Tag Archives: student work

App developer part-time job opportunity in Lincoln – Apply Now

Are you looking for flexible part time work whilst you are studying? Do you think you could create an app? If so have a look at the role below. It will allow you to work from home but with contact with the team on Greetwell Road, at the end of Monks Road, Lincoln.

rilmac logo

Rilmac Scaffolding provides commercial and industrial & domestic scaffolding, combining traditional methods with imaginative solutions to complex access problems. The Company has invested heavily over the years and operates with high-quality equipment along with making full use of modern technology.

Rilmac Scaffolding is looking for a bright, initiative and highly motivated individual who can think outside the box when solving problems. What we are hoping to accomplish is an easy way to communicate with our staff and provide them with up-to-date information and then provide us with real-time information from their respective job sites.

How are we looking to achieve this?

We would like the right individual to assist Rilmac in the design of the Rilmac App. The App will have a number of functions:

  • Homepage – to navigate to forms, notice board, job sites and site survey
  • Forms page – two tabs, one to form templates and the other to signed forms (form template to show a number of forms, each with signature completion and option to save as a PDF for viewing offline)
  • Signed forms – forms with an option to view or email
  • Notice board – information from head office/news board
  • Job sites – list of current site. Manager login with the option to edit/add notes
  • QR capability (to be able to read barcodes for inspection of plant and equipment).

The App needs to be compatible with IOS, Android and desktop computers.

The Person

To succeed in the role you will need to be a knowledgeable and experienced individual within the subject matter, have excellent communication skills, a team player and to adapt to changing situations.

This opportunity would be on a part-time basis, as well as being a challenging and exciting role for the chosen candidate with a competitive salary.

Please forward a cv and cover letter to ccampbell@rilmac.co.uk

CV’s will be considered when sent. Apply as soon as possible

Industry experts impressed with student showcase

Companies have invited Computer Science students to share their project work with staff following a a two-day showcase.

Postgraduate by Research students and final year undergraduates presented their work to fellow students, academic staff and visitors at the showcase on 6-7 May.

The industrial panel commented the overall standard  was very impressive and that the awarding of individual prizes was made difficult by the high quality in both presentations and in the technical content evidenced.

Comp Sci showcase 2015 Amr OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Comp Sci showcase 2015 Comp Sci showcase

Student’s handy app brings the ‘phone’ to iPhone

A Computer Science student from the University of Lincoln, UK, has created a handy new app that provides iPhone users with a quick and simple way of dialling a number, no matter which app is in operation.

Raviraj Minawala’s ‘Addial’ app simply places a dial-pad in the ‘Today’ view, making it possible to place a call from anywhere on your iPhone.

Once it is added users can tap on the phone icon to place a call or begin composing a message by tapping the text bubble.

Raviraj, who is currently a second year undergraduate in Lincoln’s School of Computer Science, said: “There was a lot of demand for this particular app as it allows users to call, add and copy phone numbers anywhere throughout the iOS operating system.This means users don’t always have to access the phone app specifically to do phone related functions. It brings the ‘phone’ to iPhone.”

Addial is now available in the App Store and has been featured on CNET – one of the world’s most influential technology news and review sites.

Raviraj has also developed iOS ‘tweaks’ that includes ‘Pluck’, which allows users to access the music library from the Lock-screen and Control Centre to instantly play or queue music. Another tweak called ‘Define’ allows access to the Dictionary, Wikipedia or Thesaurus from anywhere using the Control Centre – without leaving current content.

Raviraj, who aims to gain experience in a software company on graduation, eventually aspires to set up his own company.
Raviraj added: “The resources and teaching support provided by the University of Lincoln has really helped me to showcase my developments. As I enter the third year of my degree I aim to complete the mobile computing module, which will enhance my skills even further.”

To see more examples of Raviraj’s projects go to www.ravirajm.com or follow him on Twitter @rv1raj.

Addial

 

LSoCS was well represented in the “Annual Vision & Language (V&L) Network workshop”

Two Presentations and Posters delivered by members of the Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS), and the DCAPI research group, while attending the Annual Vision & Language (V&L) Network Workshop, 13-14th Dec. 2012 in Sheffield, UK.

Amr Ahmed, Amjad Al-tadmri and Deema AbdalHafeth attended the event, where  2 oral presentations and 2 posters were delivered and presented about their research work:

1. VisualNet: Semantic Commonsense Knowledgebase for Visual Applications
2. Investigating text analysis of user-generated contents for health related applications

Abstracts are available on ( http://www.vlnet.org.uk/VLW12/VLW-2012-Accepted-Abstracts.html)

Congratulations for all involved.

Amjad Altadmri and Amr Ahmed around their poster at the Vision & Language Net workshop, 13-14th Dec 2012, Sheffield, UK.
Amjad Altadmri and Amr Ahmed around their poster at the Vision & Language Net workshop, 13-14th Dec 2012, Sheffield, UK.
Deema AbdalHafeth and Amr Ahmed at the Vision & Language Net workshop, 13-14th Dec 2012, Sheffield, UK.
Deema AbdalHafeth and Amr Ahmed at the Vision & Language Net workshop, 13-14th Dec 2012, Sheffield, UK.

The event included tutorial sessions (Vision for language people, and language for vision people) and key-note speakers from organisers of popular challenges (e.g. TRECVID and ImageNet).

We had even better presence this year. Last year, we had a good presence in the last year’s workshop (http://amrahmed.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2011/09/19/vl-network-workshop-brighton/), had good discussions and useful feedback on the presented work.

Thanks and well done for all involved.

Showcasing Event for Undergraduate projects. A Successful Event that is coming to be Annual…

Friday, 27th April 2012, marked the end of the Showcasing week for the Undergraduate Projects work, with an Interactive demos sessions. Students, Staff and Visitors gathered in Comp Lab ‘B’ in the School of Computer Science, where the event was officially opened by the Head of the School, Dr David Cobham.

Local companies, like Rockstar Games and Artsgraphica, participated in the event and the judging panel. The event included Posters around the lab and interactive demos including; Websites, Gesture-controlled Robots, Retinal Analysis, Map analysis for navigation, Healthy Eating through receipt analysis, and analysing Cheating in Games.

Interactive Demo: Gesture-Controlled Rovio robot
Simple game for analysing "Cheating in Games"
Encouraging Healthy Eating, through analysis of shopping reciepts!
Enhancement of Retinal Images, for better analysis and diagnosis of Retina and related diseases
Interactive Demo: Map analysis and Topological Path Finding Application

Students were very pleased to participate and enjoyed presenting and talking to all visitors (especially with the companies’ representatives).

The panel found the demonstrated projects challenging and interesting. It was a bit of challenge to agree on the winners. Hence, the panel decided to have extra prizes for some Honorary positions. The “Best Poster” and the “Best Demo” (as well as their corresponding honorary positions) were announced at the end of the event, by the industrial panel.  Congratulations for the Winners, but well done for everyone.

Companies’ representatives and visitors praised the event and commented that this is the way forward, and students need to get used to this kind of event, presenting their work more and more to potential employers. They are looking forward to an even bigger event next year.

This event is going to be an annual event, and students are looking forward for it next year.

The School is always open for companies and potential employers to get in touch and participate. This could be the source for recruiting your next potential intern or placement student, if not new employee.

Thank you for all involved in the organisation and setup, especially the Technical and Admin teams.

A special thank you to Tom Feltwell (LSoCS Technician) for his excellent support and dedication.

Well done everyone.

All the best
Amr