Thursday, 15 December 2016

Quiet day

Last day of autumn semester. Since this is school project and students need credits, we had morning full of self- and peer evaluations. This autumn we had four different courses included in this project. Each course had different aspect of used technologies and it was delight to realize how many things can be combined into one project.

We had courses about pfsense, Zabbix and naturally the practical course. Courses were designed to support each other and in my opinion, they really did that. It was beautiful.

Now we start enjoying our well-earned holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! We will continue in the first week of January. Hopefully enthusiastic and rested.


Saturday, 10 December 2016

ICT Project Expo

Different, but definitely fun day at school. So many different projects! I'm glad that this year every project was presented in fair instead of basic Power Point presentation. It was interesting to test all the applications other ones had made, comment and give feedback. The high light was definitely when I got to test VR glasses for the first time in my life. It was both amazing and scary.

With one day notice, our telecommunication team did quite well. I'm proud of my two team members who presented with me without any hesitation. I had made a small Power Point slide show which was on loop. It consisted basic information about our Lahti2017-project and some pictures. Besides the slide show we also had other computer with more detailed pictures and of course - promotion for this blog.

It was truly interesting to talk about this project. Make it more visible to other students. I would do this again any time.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Google it.

Things are surely speeding up. This week we finally started putting wireless network together and testing it.

Three of us spent Wednesday evening by trying to figure why pfsense didn't work as it should. Some issues occured... Even installing pfsense was difficult! Luckily we had music. As my usual style - I was dancing around and trying to help the guys, light the room up with my smile. But when pfsense started to give screens like below, we decided it's time to go home.
Our setup on Wednesday evening.
Thursday was also fun. We had the same playlist, but way more people around. One of our teachers were leading the second year students with testing wireless access points. It was amazing to see how he encouraged them to look things up from internet, google things. It's surprising how many issues can be fixed just by googling the solution. You just need to know what to look for. And that is one of the things this school teaches us - how to find relevant information on our own.

IT field is changing fast and the things you learn in school are probably useless when you graduate. It's kinda sad, but there is also potential. School is not supposed to give you direct answers, it's teaching you how to survive later. It took me over 3 years to realized and accept that.