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first Marine I.T. Class

Monday next, February 6th, is our first get together as a class, the mini lab is almost ready, 5 laptops, couple of PCs a bunch of GPS, couple of AIS too, a few spares, hard drives solid state, routers, hubs, firewalls, name it, it fits in 6 flight crates, not to mention software, Polar Navy, some Transas software, Chandler CH Marine is also helping to source some hardware, I am truly amazed with the wave of enthusiasm the course is generating, people willing to drive miles (from Dublin to Cork) to attend is just incredible... I am very busy with the course material and the practicals for each night we will be meeting... 

I have made a few posts on internet, also initiated a discussion group on Linkedin for Marine I.T. Technologists, and some chaps registered on the course have joined already the group not to mention others who aren't on the group but have an intake in Marine I.T. Technology, coders, chandlers, etc...

For my own records, I have named the group ''Jacques Cousteau'', he was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. What better name for the first batch of Marine I.T. Technologists than the one of a man who liked to call himself an "oceanographic technician."

Written by : Arnaud Disant

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