For summertime there were plenty of projects provided. Some of them were small works and others were larger totalities. The assignments were given by companies and school. There were a dozen or so students working on them and they started and finished nearly all of them. Our objective was to get as many of the projects started as possible, while trying to start the big school projects as early as possible too.
Summer project manager Ville Lahtinen
For companies (Eläkeläisyhdistys, Diabetesyhdistys, Rasti-Hyry ja Javeco) we did websites with WordPress and for CSC we made a catalogue of the services they provide. For Herman IT we made a test of how fast is network traffic in virual machines. Moreover we did geocaching -service to SokosHotelli and for liikaraha.fi we did reservation system separation as marketable totality.
The most important projects done for the lab were old IBM disk system deployment and greenhouse planning for the balcony which will continue at autumn. Other noticeable projects were changing computers in the lab, productising new services and planning “avoimet ovet KAMK:lla” (open House at KAMK) event on behalf of KAJAK DC.
Summer in DClab went quickly. The first priority that was the business customers’ projects were finished successfully. Even though DClabs infrastructure was under many updates and remodelling, the summer students fared well. Many students showed surprising amounts of expertice, which guaranteed success of the projects.
Most of the projects were web services. Other big projects were i.a. rendering tests for graphics and LAN-party organizating. LAN-party at Autumn, organized by DC students, Kamk Game Fest, offered chance for students to hone their social and productional skills. It was delight to hear that students got i.a. Gigantti to sponsor the event.
During summer it became clear that writing code is essential skill, it has lots of demand. I learnd the importance of being organized and being able to schedule clearly. I also learned social skills which were needen when communicating with business customers.
I belive that every participant got something new besides course credits. This summer study method was very successfull in my point of view and will continue in following summers.
Project manager of Summer Projects Miikka Heikkinen KAT11J