We offer a range of Industry Current Practice events for college and university lecturers teaching computing skills. Each session features a leading industry spokesperson sharing current best practice, new trends and developments. You will hear firsthand from industry employers about the skills they require, both soft and technical.
Hear their experience of employing graduates and new talent in the industry. Collectively, what can we improve? What more can we offer and develop within our students?
With such rapid changes in the industry, this is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the latest developments within industry, to ensure that the quality and relevance of courses are maintained and enhanced, where appropriate.
Andreas Schoter, Lecturer at Forth Valley College – stated, “This has certainly given me material that I will be integrating into my delivery next year. When I teach the basics of software testing I will also be including some additional discussion of security issues… It also gives me a framework for analysing the security requirements of an application.”
Chi Onyekaba, Lecturer, University of Dundee – stated, “The importance of keeping up with industry practices cannot be overstated. I made some changes to my teaching content to include discussions and a research essay about how DevOps practices are employed in industry. I believe this has been beneficial to my students as it has enabled them to understand better what goes on in industry.”
Orfeas Stefanos Thyfronitis Litos, Research Postgraduate Student, University of Edinburgh – stated, “The Building Secure Software session helped me identify key points that students must understand in order to create secure software without bugs or vulnerabilities.”