Software Development students make CVS Falkirk Appy

Appy students

Software Development students make CVS Falkirk Appy

A team of four HND Software Development students stepped up to make CVS Falkirk Appy recently.

The second year Forth Valley College students – Mateusz Glowacki (21) and Krzysztof Stepien (28) both from Falkirk, Steven Dixon (30) from Carronshore and Tai Speirs (20) from Camelon – answered the call recently to help the Third Sector organisation create an app platform to enhance their recent Falkirk Funders Fayre, which took place at the Bowhouse Community Centre in Grangemouth on Thursday 7 March.

Their brief asked the group to build an environmentally friendly app and provide users with all the details they would find in a printed leaflet.

Steven Dixon, said: “Four of us were involved in the project and we spread the tasks evenly amongst us, as we only had a week and a half to do it. It was a lot of hard work, but we managed to do it. CVS Falkirk were brilliant to work with and gave us great feedback. It really was a great experience interacting with real clients and will stand us in good stead for the future.”

Mateusz Glowacki, said: “It really was a last minute job for us, but we are all really happy with how the app went. This was something new for us and it was actually a great feeling to be involved in it. I would recommend that other students get involved in live projects if they get the chance and I am looking forward to getting involved in more projects like this.”

Tariq Mahmood, Development Officer for Capacity Building at CVS Falkirk, said: “We’re really pleased with the result, the guys were great to work with. Considering the short deadline, they managed to deliver a high quality app, which worked well and looked fantastic – well done!”

William McRae, FVC Computing Lecturer, said: “I was really proud of how the students engaged in this project, they presented themselves very professionally and created an excellent app in a very short time frame.  I hope that this spurs them on to have a very successful career in the software development industry.”

The photo shows (from left to right) Andrew Bleakley CVS Falkirk Health and Wellbeing Development Officer, FVC student Steven Dixon, Tariq Mahmood, Development Officer for Capacity Building at CVS Falkirk and FVC student Mateusz Glowacki.

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