Showcasing HoverTanks to Enterprise Testing Services

Showcasing HoverTanks to Enterprise Testing Services

Watch out as Holodeck SDK, Advocates, Hovertanks, OmniSocial and Enterprise Testing Services are on their way.

UOW’s School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (SCSSE) and School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) will hold their Trade Show and Research Showcase on Thursday 30 October.

The event will present the software development projects of third-year Computer Science and Information Systems students to the wider public. Student teams are on hand to present and discuss their projects throughout the day. Many of their projects have an industry focus, and students are keen to receive industry comments and feedback. The SCSSE Research Centres will also present displays and demonstrations of their research and specialist areas.

SCSSE Project displays this year include:

Holodeck SDK - a project facilitating the integration of novel means of user interaction, such as hand gestures and headsets, with software.

ADVOCATES - a client and time management system for Illawarra Advocacy (IA), a not-for-profit organisation providing independent support and facilitation for people with a disability.

HoverTanks - a game that challenges players to build a flying war machine and battle against AI controlled vehicles.

OmniSocial - an application that simplifies the management of a social identity across multiple social networks.

While an important example of a SISAT project on display will be:

Enterprise Testing Services - As part of the 2013 agreement signed between Westpac Group Technology and the University of Wollongong, Westpac’s Enterprise and Testing Team has completed its first student collaboration project which set students the task of designing and developing the Enterprise Testing Services (ETS) web portal and mobile application for the ETS community.

The team leader of the student project Yukun Wu said it was a great experience to work on a real world project during their final year studying IT at UOW.

“The ETS Web Portal Mobility project has given me a precious opportunity to see how a real industrial project works. During the project, we talked to many Westpac managers and technical teams from different sectors to ensure requirements and feasible technical solutions,” he said.

Westpac has invited the students to attend the Westpac 2015 Project Tradeshow in February 2015, where the CEO and other executives will attend and listen to their project results. The project was one of five Westpac student technology projects undertaken this year.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and information Sciences, Professor Chris Cook, will present the official opening speech and a Keynote speech will be given by Veronica O’Gorman who is a Bachelor of Information Technology graduate who is now an Analyst with the Reserve Bank of Australia.

More information: The annual Trade Show and Research Showcase will run from 1pm – 4pm on Thursday 30 October in the UniCentre Hall.

Media contact: For further information contact the Marketing and Events Assistant in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Eli Caballos on +61 2 4252 8879.