Thursday, 24 November 2016

Weekly report

Once again it's Thursday which means project day. Planning for MainMediaCenter is on and most of the day went with it. Our proposal wasn't approved as it was, but after some changes we finally came to agreement. Compromising with all parties is the key to success.

After lunch we slit up and started to work with different tasks. This weeks tasks included making changes to pfsense, measuring fibers and getting know to other parts of the area. Besides these tasks, some of us concentrated on documentation and making sure everything is properly written down.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Road so far..

There's kinda much to catch up. Like I said earlier, the planning has started long time ago. This autumn we started in August by going through last year's setups. We created a new co-operative workplace for our files and divided everyone in the small groups.

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October just flew by. We tested differences between Cisco and HP switches, made sure they are stable and had little bit fun with configuration. One of the most amusing things in beginning of October was getting our new monitor. You should have seen how everyone was thrilled. Playing with the new toy and messing with music. It's important to have fun while working.

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We have made suggestions for network layout of SubMediaCenter and Grandstand Central. Also plans from printers were created. Documenting every plan is surprisingly important thing to do, but luckily at least I like doing it. So far we have at least documents for configurations, printers, VLANs and laptops. I have to say, updating and preparing laptops was bigger operation than anyone thought, but we managed to do it!


Friday, 18 November 2016


Lahti2017 is a huge event for Finland and especially for Lahti. This means that students of Lahti University of Applied Sciencies (Lahti UAS) are also deeply involved with it.

Our project is to build IT infrastructure for media and support it in Lahti2017. We support IT team with this import task. You would be surprised how many things are needed for functional, secure internet! This project has started last year's Pre-World Championships and during this autumn our team has been planning and testing, improving things from last year.

How it works?

We have our awesome teachers who make sure the whole package is in one piece. They gently guide us in the right direction and make sure our client's orders are fully heard. They are the bridge between the client and the students. They mainly consult 4th year students and support us when needed.

Every final (4th) year telecommunication student has their own small group of 3rd and 2nd year students. These small groups fulfill different kinds of tasks - whatever is needed. It can be creating topology for cabling or network mapping, clean installing Windows and Linux, or just listing the things we need.

You are most welcome to join us and see little bit behind the scenes.