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Visit to Ericsson Athlone

posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:22 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

 The boys and girls of 5th class visited telecom giant Ericsson in Athlone today. First of all Jerome told us all about hacking and how Ericsson use hacking to test their systems. We were also introduced to a past pupil Sean Kelly who is on work experience in Ericsson at the moment. He told us all about how he loves coding and how he is currently studying in Athlone IT. Sinead gave a presentation to the boys and girls all about the work of Ericsson worldwide and what they do . We were  introduced to a colleague of hers David, who is working in India via teleconference call.  The pupils  were very interested in seeing how people from different countries can work together using video conferencing.

Dylan and Conor told us about servers and how they are used in Ericsson and we were shown one of the server rooms.

Finally Tom spoke to us about his life as an engineer. 

It was a  very enjoyable day and we are very grateful to Sinead O'Reilly for the invitation and for making today so enjoyable for the boys and girls.

Thanks also to Ms Dermody for her help organising today's visit.