TU Dublin Project Fair 2019

It was a day for the history books as our first ever Project Fair as TU Dublin Computer Science took place on Tuesday 9th April. It was also the last time the event will be hosted in the Gleeson Hall theatre in Kevin Street. This project Fair carried on very much in the spirit of previous events giving our students the opportunity to meet with our industry partners and show off their final year projects. The quality and diversity of the projects on show made it a difficult task for our Industry sponsors to identify the handful of projects who would be awarded prizes.

In 2019 the Project Fair showcased the work of 68 students from across the newly titled TU Dublin ‘School of Computer Science’. On the day there was a wide range of projects on show with many real-life problems being addressed and solved using technology. Some of these included an Augmented-Reality Translator, A Wikipedia Web Application for the Visually Impaired, a bill-splitting app, a golf shot-detection app and an app to help you learn sign language

This year’s overall prize winner Eric Strong, won for his project ‘Property Insights - an app which helps potential property buyers make informed and insightful decisions based on potential risks. The overall prize was generously presented by Josephine Austin of Ocuco Software Limited. Ocuco have a long-standing relationship with the Computer Science and Engineering schools here at TU Dublin City Campus.

Alan Fahey of SAP another long-standing associate of the TU Dublin School of Computer Science presented the The Luan O’Carroll Innovation Award to Victor Gonzales for his project Sketch ML. The award was named in honour of the late Luan O’Carroll a former DIT Graduate and SAP Employee and comprises of €2000 worth of IT Hardware of the recipients choosing.

Also returning this year was Kevin Barron of Fidelity who presented the Most Innovative Software Engineering Award to Robert Vaughan for his project ‘Engage’  a Blockchain solution for providing ticket transparency.

Elsewhere there were prizes for the Most Original Project, the ‘Most Commercialisable Project, and the Best Communicator with Salesforce, DIT Hothouse and BearingPoint all returning as industry sponsors in 2019.

This year also featured a new Women in Technology award kindly sponsored by new sponsor and industry partner DocoSoft. There were also two new awards for Most Customer Focused and Most Well Rounded sponsored by Fidelity Investments and DocoSoft respectively.

2019 also the return of the HubLinked Knowledge Alliance CS14 Software Innovation Award presented by Head of School Dr Deirdre Lillis.

Project Fair 2019 took place in the Gleeson Theatre on Tuesday 9th April 2019. Photos for this event are available on the School FaceBook.

Prize recipients at the Project Fair 2019 included the following:




Project Description



Overall Prize for Best Project at Project Fair 2019

Eric Strong

Property Insights.

Josephine Austin


Luan O’Carroll Innovation Award

Victor Gonzalez

Sketch ML

Alan Fahey

Fidelity Investments

Most Innovative Software Engineering

Robert Vaughan

‘Engage’ : A Blockchain Solution providing Ticket Transparency

Kevin Barron

Fidelity Investments

Most Customer Focused Award

Eimear Dillon Turner

CBT Companion

Kevin Barron

DIT Hothouse

Most Commercialisable Project

Abdulaziz Ismail


Andrew Marsh


Most Original Project

Steve Martin

LogoViz:Cloud Brand Analysis

Ciarán Barry


Best Communicator

Szymon Bialkowski

Predictive Data Football App

Seán Fitzgerald


Most Well-Rounded Project

Mark Barrett

Lapis:A Cloud Based API System

Eva McDonnell


Women In Technology Award

Nicola Mahon

Pharmapp:A blockchain risk mitigation system

Eva McDonnell


CS14 Software Innovation

Evgeny Timoshin

Architecture and Design Workflow with VR

Dr Deirdre Lillis

TU Dublin Computer Science April 2019. For More Information Please Contact Iseult Kelly (soc-ieo@dit.ie)