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Results wiki page for the 2013 IP program [[Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions 2013]].
 
Results wiki page for the 2013 IP program [[Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions 2013]].
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Video recordings of the lectures' and public presentation are [https://echo360.e-ope.ee/ess/portal/section/f3965e33-979e-46d3-9b6c-e5df6f6ce4f7 here]
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=Assignments=
 
=Assignments=
  
==Coprporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation==
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==Corporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation==
  
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
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Greenpower network will work as intended and the solution is documented.
 
Greenpower network will work as intended and the solution is documented.
  
===Skilles needed===
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===Skills needed===
 
Basic understanding of IP address, dynamic routing protocols, IPSec VPNS, Firewalls, IDS, wireless devices,  configuring routers and switches.
 
Basic understanding of IP address, dynamic routing protocols, IPSec VPNS, Firewalls, IDS, wireless devices,  configuring routers and switches.
  
  
 
Lecturer: Truls T. Ringkjob and Indrek Rokk (Estonian IT College)
 
Lecturer: Truls T. Ringkjob and Indrek Rokk (Estonian IT College)
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==Entry Test Web Application==
 
==Entry Test Web Application==
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===Expected outcome===
 
===Expected outcome===
Analysis of requirements, functionalities.
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* Analysis of requirements, functionalities.
Database design
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Prototype of web application
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* Database design
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* Prototype of web application
  
 
===Expectations from students===
 
===Expectations from students===
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#End test
 
#End test
 
#Do test
 
#Do test
Support for several authentication methods such as password/username and Estonian ID Card ( More info and help from Margus Ernits)
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Support for several authentication methods such as password/username and Estonian ID Card ( More info and help from Margus Ernits).
All attempts must be logged
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All attempts must be logged.
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==Improving toolset for race sailing performance analysis==
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==Visualization of Municipality’s Budget==
  
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
Implementation of logger that could be used for performance analysis of race sailing teams,
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Technical solution which enables local governments to visualize their budget (it´s composition etc) on their official webpage. Could be something similar to http://meieraha.eu/ which is for state budget.
based on data specification for communication between marine electronic devices NMEA
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The goal of this tool should be to simplify for users of city website (citizens) the complicated data of budget.
0183.
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Learning about the performance analysis needs and specifics of race sailing teams, also
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===Problem and expected outcome===
learning about the marine instruments specifics and communication standard NMEA 0183.
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The problem is that average citizen is mostly not capable of „reading“ and understanding the data about costs and incomes his/her municipality or the distributions of them between different areas local municipality is responsible for. This leads to sometimes unjustified critics towards the choices local government does and also to low interest and motivation to say their say in decicion process.  
Based on core architecture of the NMEA 0183 data logger implementation including
 
software, hardware and testing.
 
  
===Expected outcome===
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The created tool (solution) should offer also the possibility to „play“ with different components of budget to get better ideas of the choices and alternatives of local municipality.
Fully functioning and tested race sailing performance analysis data logger.
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Te expected outcome should be a prototype for Tartu city what is test municipality. The tool should be easily used by all local governments who want to use that. It means that every municipality should be capable of inserting their data and see respective visualization of their data.
  
 
===Expectations from students===
 
===Expectations from students===
Aspiration to develop in rapid prototyping and testing environment together with professional
 
and Olympic Team race sailors and marine technology specialists fully functional
 
performance analysis logger. Both software and hardware development skills. If you can
 
understand and are interested in what is described
 
at http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attachments/onboard-electronics-controls/19260d1204757550-laptop-interface-tacktick-nmea-architecture.png then you are
 
expected to join team.
 
  
===Lectures support===
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The tool should be easily usable by boths sides – municipalities inserting data and citizens  (even with only basic skills) using the data.
Lectures and seminars will cover first the needs specification of the performance analysis
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Also the visual attraction is important!
logger, NMEA0183 standard description, marine instruments Received Sentences description:
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Technical specfications (written by IT Department of Tartu City)
DBT, DPT, GLL, HDG, HDM, MTW, MWV, RMB, RMC, VHW, VLW, VWR. Team will
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implement the logger and install the marine wireless range instrument for testing on actual
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In terms of webusability the tool should work with
performance sailing boat. Life saving equipment and wetsuits not needed :)
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• Firefox (version5)
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• Chrome (version18)
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• Internet Explorer (version 10)
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• Safari (version4)
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• Android (version 4)
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• Opera (version12)
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HTML5 standard
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Load enduarance : 3000 pages per/hour
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Requirements for platform:
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• Operation System FreeBSD (version 10)
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• Webserver Apache (version 2.4)
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• PHP (version 5.5). PHP-s status deprecated should be avoided).
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• MySQL (version 5.6) and supported databases
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• Drupal prefered (prefered version 8)usable with several slides. They use Drupal, multisite solution
  
Lecturer: Linnar Viik (Estonian IT College)
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===Support===
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Lilian Lukka, Head of Information Service, City of Tartu
  
  
==Robotic competitions organization software system==
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==Bang&Olufsen Mobile Remote Control App==
  
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
The software system provides everything from participant registration to the live competition carry out
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Provide a software solution that enables a user to control a B&O TV via an app. The app should get info
by the referees. It contains web based interfaces and real-time applications such as score and time
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from the TV to tailor the user experience according to TV setup. The design of the app must be in line with
overlay on video broadcast. Different competition (tournament) formats are needed. As much as
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the B&O traditions.
possible smart solutions and freely available components shall be used in order to keep the
 
development time short.
 
  
===Expected outcome===
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===Problem===
System design description including component, database and sequence diagrams. Suggestion on
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Main effort of the task is to implementing the two‐way protocol to communicate to the TV. Secondly the
database, programming language and reusable components is expected. Creating a project time plan
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design needs to be minimalistic and offering magical user experience. Everything should “just work” without
with at least two scenarios (full scope, minimum scope) is secondary objective. Prototype solution
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much configuration by user, “predicting” what user would like to do, etc.
covering some part of the system would be a bonus task.
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===Recommended technologies===
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Android or iOS. It does not need be used on actual phone, emulator on a PC is just fine. Two‐way protocol
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over Ethernet (lan/wlan) provided by B&O.
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===Outcome===
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You should be able to demonstrate app that can find B&O TV from a network, connect two‐way to it and
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some user interface elements that show the magical user experience.
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===Software requirements & limitations===
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Any open source software may be used or adapted. Android or iOS development environment.
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===Skills needed===
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Knowledge of either Android or iOS development. Some experience of UI design in apps.
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Suggested would be to:
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#Adherence to a coding standard;
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#Code documentation used (Doxygen, Javadoc etc.);
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===Support===
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#Support with B&O two‐way protocol understanding;
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#Introduction to the domain;
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#Progress follow‐up sessions;
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#E‐mail;
  
 
===Expectations from students===
 
===Expectations from students===
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appreciated.
 
appreciated.
  
==E-teacher==
 
  
In the course of studying Database Fundamentals the students, as independent coursework, must draw ERD-
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==A Professional too valuable to lose==
schemes. Although there is no use of drawing the diagrams if the lector doesn’t give feedback on the success
 
or failure of said work. The whole process of drawing ERD-diagrams looks like any other teaching process-
 
The teacher prepares the task, the student draws the ERD-diagram and hands it to the teacher, The teacher
 
then looks it over and corrects/improves/comments it then returning it to the student. The specificity in here
 
being that the solutions of the tasks are graphic and no task has one concrete solution – every student solution
 
is different. This makes every revision unique- the teacher must understand the undergrads intention, check
 
its compliance whit the task set and then if needed make changes in the model without changing its nature.
 
  
For now it has always been done on paper – Undergrad draws a ERD case system model, prints it and hands
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===Description===
it to the lecturer; the lecturer, if needed, corrects it with a pen , writes their comments and the non-grading
 
evaluation and returns it to the undergrad. The lector marks the results of the test in their ÕIS table.
 
  
This process doesn’t exist electronically because during the semester there are many undergrads (ca 140-150)
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Andrew Bessett (45) is an experienced systems administrator with nearly
and there are no comfortable ways to grade them QUICKLY electronically. Herewith, when the lector gets
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20 years of experience in both Microsoft and Unix-like systems. His successful career as a leading sysadmin of Shelley's, a high-profile London insurance company, got a serious setback in February 2013 when the British Airways flight 6201 from Dubai to London with 146 passengers onboard crashed in the Austrian Alps due to bad weather and control system malfunction. Andrew, returning from his winter vacation, was one of the 12 survivors. However, he suffered serious injuries. His two upper vertebrae were smashed on impact, his hands suffered third-degree burns and had to be amputated - right at the shoulder, left at the elbow.
the work printed on paper he is capable of correcting them with haste. Hence it raises two main problems that
 
need solving. The Schemes sent on paper must be replaced by electronically forwardable materials and a way
 
to revise/correct electronically presented ERD quick must be created.
 
  
Past couple of years have brought with them the development of portable computer user interface – There are
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After spending a year in a rehabilitation programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, he has decided to return to his work. His condition has stabilized but has left him practically paralyzed from neck down - he can move his head and (with very limited power and range) his remaining part of the left hand. He had to use respirator after the accident, but has recovered enough to breathe freely. His speech, hearing, vision and mental aptitude have survived fully intact and he has retained most of his professional skills (interrupted only by the year in therapy). He uses a joystick-controlled powered wheelchair as a means of transportation.
touch screens and electronic pens, with which one can draw on a computer screen. From there springs the
 
thought, of making an application for correction of such works, where the lector writes the
 
corrections/notes/comments directly on the work presented by the undergrad. Using an electronic pen.
 
  
The process itself should look like this:
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The company has decided to re-hire Andrew if he can prove his ability to handle most of his earlier duties. You are his technical advisory team and have to draft a suitable workstation and necessary software, plus all the necessary amendments in the company infrastructure (premises, workspace, hardware, networking, typical configuration of servers and workstations, intranet, mobile communication, website etc) to allow him return to work. Note: The IT infrastructure at Shelley's makes extensive use of both Microsoft Windows and Debian GNU/Linux platforms.
# The undergrad creates an ERD‐diagram and presents it in some from, that is editable by the pen (Would be best if the format permitted layers, for both the teacher and the student, so if needed the teachers additions could be „turned off
 
# The undergrad logs into the portal where their tests are to be presented and uploads their work. (the status becomes „presented“)
 
# The lector makes the corrections and adds the grade (the status of the work becomes „graded“; the evaluation can either be „accepted“, „needs personal discussion “ or „Must be reapplied“)
 
# The undergrad finds out their grade. If needed presents the work again.
 
  
Notes:
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===Things to do===
# The form of the presentation and the correction must be chosen
 
# The environment should allow the setting of the time for the discussion and medium if the lector wished for it (Time and place of direct contact; Skype etc.)
 
# The lector must be able to note the appointment
 
# The system must send an email to the lector if there is a wish for discussion
 
  
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# Study assistive technology (solutions that allow people with different disabilities to use computers).
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# Map technologies that can be considered for the case (NB! The whole field is heavily individualized - most of the more complex solutions have to be tailor-made).
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# As dedicated assistive solutions are often expensive, study also possibilities of using regular computing hardware (both in standard and non-standard roles - this is a good place for MacGyver types).
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# Study both hardware, software and their combinations (as a rule, the simpler the hardware, the more needs to be done in software)
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# As Andrew's company uses both Windows and Linux, study both and when possible, give preference to multiplatform/platform-independent
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solutions.
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# Also consider the work environment (doors, elevators, desk, chair, shelves etc) and possible assistive devices needed here (e.g. the powered wheelchair is quite large and heavy).
  
==A Professional too valuable to lose==
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===Expected outcome===
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A project of Andrew's future workplace - location, furniture, lighting, computer hardware and software, possible adjustments to work regimen etc. Specific models and brands of products can be proposed, but preferrably suggesting several alternatives. The project should be polished enough to be presented to the upper management of a large company.
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===Expectation from students===
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The team should get at least somewhat familiar with assistive IT solutions. Team members can choose their roles, e.g. someone on hardware, someone on environment, software etc.
  
Andrew Bessett (45) is an experienced systems administrator with nearly
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Lecturer:  Kaido Kikkas (Estonian IT College)
20 years of experience in both Microsoft and Unix-like systems. His successful career as a leading sysadmin of Shelley's, a high-profile London insurance company, got a serious setback in Februrary 2012 when the British Airways flight 6201 from Dubai to London with 146 passengers onboard crashed in the Austrian Alps due to bad weather and control system malfunction. Andrew, returning from his winter vacation, was one of the 12 survivors. However, he suffered serious injuries. His two upper vertebrae were smashed on impact, his hands suffered third-degree burns and had to be amputated - right at the shoulder, left at the elbow.
 
  
After spending a year in a rehabilitation programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, he has decided to return to his work. His condition has stabilized but has left him practically paralyzed from neck down - he can move his head and (with very limited power and range) his remaining part of the left hand. He had to use respirator after the accident, but has recovered enough to breathe freely. His speech, hearing, vision and mental aptitude have survived fully intact and he has retained most of his professional skills (interrupted only by the year in therapy). He uses a joystick-controlled powered wheelchair as a means of transportation.  
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Note: There is a dual-boot PC with a small set of assistive devices located in the students' work room (407).
  
The company has decided to re-hire Andrew if he can prove his ability to handle most of his earlier duties. You are his technical advisory team and have to draft a suitable workstation and necessary software, plus all the necessary amendments in the company infrastructure (premises, workspace, hardware, networking, typical configuration of servers and workstations, intranet, mobile communication, website etc) to allow him return to work.  Note: The IT infrastructure at Shelley's makes extensive use of both Microsoft Windows and Debian GNU/Linux platforms.
 
  
  
 
=Teams and their assignments=  
 
=Teams and their assignments=  
  
==Example Team==
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==Team Virtual==
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Assignment: [[#Corporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation|Corporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation]]
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Documentation: [https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0l-8m_Chg59OEw2R1JTc2V6X2s&usp=sharing Google directory for documentation]
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====Members====
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* Teemu Mahlamäki, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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* Ankit Charolia, Fachhochschule Kiel
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* Ari Vastamäki, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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====Personal Input====
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* '''Teemu Mahlamäki'''
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** What I did:
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*** During the project I was responsible for server configurations and Linux services
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** What I learned:
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*** I learned a lot about networking between the ISP and things about several protocols like BGP and EIGRP.
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*** I also gained some experience on working in multicultural teams.
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*** One of the new things that I encountered during project was a purely Linux based active directory solution.
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*** I also gained a lot of insight on encryption methods and the philosophical approach on system and software development.
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* '''Ari Vastamäki'''
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** What I did:
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*** My role in the team was to configure Cisco routers with Ankit Charolia. I also made the presentations and documentation about network structure and Cisco configurations.
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** Things that I learned:
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*** HRSP VLAN, VPN, DHCP, MPLS configurations
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*** basic configuring
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*** physical connections and network designing
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*** presentation skills from daily feedbacks
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*** Theory about MPLS protocols
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**What I learned from lectures:
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*** Basics of Ruby on Rails
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*** Scrum Project management
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*** Why we should document
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*** Theory about visualization of data
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*** Basics of Data Mining
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*** How to give presentations in English
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==Crashtest team==
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Assignment: [[#Entry Test Web Application | Entry Test Web Application]]
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Documentation:
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[https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ELVvQEzfWVqfafpYjsFgsFW4jcoZ102wnZLNF3KKrCw/edit?usp=sharing task presentation]
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[https://github.com/crashtestteam/ETWA github GIT repo]
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====Members====
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* Arsenios Matsanto, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
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* Lelet Hollo, The Estonian Information Technology College
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* Zumradkhon Kamolova, Fachhochschule Kiel
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* Jeremias Soini, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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* Edvard Šavareiko, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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* Anastasios Kalaentzis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
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==Alpha Team==
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Assignment: [[#Visualization of Municipality’s Budget|Visualization of Municipality’s Budget]]
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Documentation: [https://wiki.itcollege.ee/index.php/Visualization_of_Municipality’s_Budget Link to Wiki page]
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====Members====
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* Alexandros Kantas, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
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* Georgios Alexakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
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* Pijus Akelis, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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* Mindaugas Gedaminskas ,Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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* Olga Trikk, The Estonian Information Technology College
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* Üllar Seerme, The Estonian Information Technology College
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====Personal Input====
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[https://wiki.itcollege.ee/index.php/Visualization_of_Municipality%E2%80%99s_Budget#Personal_input Available on the team's Wiki page]
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==Unitive developers==
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Assignment: [[#Bang&Olufsen Mobile Remote Control App|Bang&Olufsen Mobile Remote Control App]]
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Documentation:
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[https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3FyuCnUBakxNk5ZYm5xTTZLUEk&usp=sharing Google directroy for documnetation]
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Daily reports:
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[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tiYt7qAlM_t2c2-Xozeqb-v8_JYuwrI79jbUioahN-8/edit?pli=1 Day 1],
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[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bd_LQHVPpiKPQRjMaMHiw4ulr9xU66_dpBqS3ldxV50/edit?pli=1 day 2],
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[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gjB54cyDIUr7IJFx46I6NOFYMANwOAhjwSD2CriLAsw/edit?pli=1 day 3],
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[https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12O1hzbywXZLM6e2vi2gsTUtqTV0hKgi869bkrbBXjME/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p day 4],
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[https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sTmJjv2UHixhXBFht34Tbgdm6nOw_woa6pOzxcbFknQ/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p day 5]
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====Members====
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* Alexandros Apollon Rodopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Cret
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* Harsh Jaikrushna Soni, Fachhochschule Kiel
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* Mantas Navickis, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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* Vilppu Vuorinen, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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* Matti Rita-Kasari, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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===Personal Input===
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[https://wiki.itcollege.ee/index.php/Unitive_developers_personal_input Avaiable here]
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==Nemo Team==
  
 
Assignment: [[#A Professional too valuable to lose|A Professional too valuable to lose]]
 
Assignment: [[#A Professional too valuable to lose|A Professional too valuable to lose]]
  
Documentation: [[Sailing pirates]]
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Documentation: [[Media:2014_DITS_Nemo_team_Final_Log.pdf‎|Daily log]], [[Media:2014_DITS_Nemo_team_FinalPresentation.pdf‎|Final Presentation]], [[Media:2014_DITS_Nemo_team_FullDescriptionofSolutions.pdf‎|Full Description of Solutions]], [[Media:2014_DITS_Nemo_team_costs.pdf‎|Cost proposal for client]]
  
 
====Members====
 
====Members====
* Student 1, The Estonian Information Technology College
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* Martynas Jaras, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
* Student 2, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
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* Grigorios Maragkakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
* Student 3, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
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* Kalliopi-Nefeli Goumenaki, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
* Student 4, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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* Daniel Cuervo, Fachhochschule Kiel
* Student 5, Fachhochschule Kiel
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====Personal Input====
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[https://wiki.itcollege.ee/index.php/Nemo_Team_Personal_Input Available here]

Latest revision as of 12:06, 22 April 2014

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This is the student results wiki page for the IP program "Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions" taking place from 30th of March until 12th of April 2014.

All the information regarding program will be presented in the program web page.

Results wiki page for the 2013 IP program Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions 2013.

Video recordings of the lectures' and public presentation are here


Assignments

Corporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation

Description

GreenPower is a new company with two offices. HQ in Tallinn and branch office in Amsterdam. They have about 300 employees. 275 in the Tallinn office and 25 in the Amsterdam office.

Many of GreenPowers employees work remotely and so there needs to be a secure VPN solution for the remote users to access the corporate network

You need to design and implement the whole corporate network of GreenPower.

Requirements

The network must work with both IPv4 and IPv6.

Both wired and wireless networks at both sites. The corporate wireless network must use 802.1x with a RADIUS or TACACS server.

The two sites must have a secure tunnel between them and dynamic routing must be established between these two sites.

VoIP must be working between the two sites. Yes you can use the Asterisks solution for this.

Corporate webserver with proof of concept webpage, DNS, Domain name, DHCP, HSRP, best practices of securing a network must be deployed as well.

Remote workers need a secure way to access the corporate network as well as be able to surf the net in confidence. In confidence means that the local ISP the remote users uses to access the corporate network will not be able to see what the remote users is doing.

Quality of Service must be enabled to ensure that VOIP traffic get priority.

ISP requirements Students must set up and MPLS cloud to simulate the ISP network.

Expected outcome

Greenpower network will work as intended and the solution is documented.

Skills needed

Basic understanding of IP address, dynamic routing protocols, IPSec VPNS, Firewalls, IDS, wireless devices, configuring routers and switches.


Lecturer: Truls T. Ringkjob and Indrek Rokk (Estonian IT College)


Entry Test Web Application

Description

The goal is to develop an Entry Test web application for Estonian IT College. The task starts with requirement collection and analysis (2 days), followed by choosing technical solutions such as web application framework, programming language and database system. The next steps are to design the database and to prototype the web based user interface.

Expected outcome

  • Analysis of requirements, functionalities.
  • Database design
  • Prototype of web application

Expectations from students

Previous programming experience with PHP or Ruby or Python

Lectures support

Ruby and Ruby on Rails crash course - Tiia Tänav Web based UI design - Tiia Tänav

Functionality

Admin interface:

  1. Question’s CRUD
  2. Test CRUD (schedule, time limits)
  3. Question choice engine (difficulty levels, topics etc)
  4. Grades and reports
  5. Manage users/attendees

Test interface:

  1. Authentication/authorization
  2. Start test
  3. End test
  4. Do test

Support for several authentication methods such as password/username and Estonian ID Card ( More info and help from Margus Ernits). All attempts must be logged.


Visualization of Municipality’s Budget

Description

Technical solution which enables local governments to visualize their budget (it´s composition etc) on their official webpage. Could be something similar to http://meieraha.eu/ which is for state budget. The goal of this tool should be to simplify for users of city website (citizens) the complicated data of budget.

Problem and expected outcome

The problem is that average citizen is mostly not capable of „reading“ and understanding the data about costs and incomes his/her municipality or the distributions of them between different areas local municipality is responsible for. This leads to sometimes unjustified critics towards the choices local government does and also to low interest and motivation to say their say in decicion process.

The created tool (solution) should offer also the possibility to „play“ with different components of budget to get better ideas of the choices and alternatives of local municipality. Te expected outcome should be a prototype for Tartu city what is test municipality. The tool should be easily used by all local governments who want to use that. It means that every municipality should be capable of inserting their data and see respective visualization of their data.

Expectations from students

The tool should be easily usable by boths sides – municipalities inserting data and citizens (even with only basic skills) using the data. Also the visual attraction is important! Technical specfications (written by IT Department of Tartu City)

In terms of webusability the tool should work with • Firefox (version5) • Chrome (version18) • Internet Explorer (version 10) • Safari (version4) • Android (version 4) • Opera (version12) HTML5 standard

Load enduarance : 3000 pages per/hour

Requirements for platform: • Operation System FreeBSD (version 10) • Webserver Apache (version 2.4) • PHP (version 5.5). PHP-s status deprecated should be avoided). • MySQL (version 5.6) and supported databases • Drupal prefered (prefered version 8)usable with several slides. They use Drupal, multisite solution

Support

Lilian Lukka, Head of Information Service, City of Tartu


Bang&Olufsen Mobile Remote Control App

Description

Provide a software solution that enables a user to control a B&O TV via an app. The app should get info from the TV to tailor the user experience according to TV setup. The design of the app must be in line with the B&O traditions.

Problem

Main effort of the task is to implementing the two‐way protocol to communicate to the TV. Secondly the design needs to be minimalistic and offering magical user experience. Everything should “just work” without much configuration by user, “predicting” what user would like to do, etc.

Recommended technologies

Android or iOS. It does not need be used on actual phone, emulator on a PC is just fine. Two‐way protocol over Ethernet (lan/wlan) provided by B&O.

Outcome

You should be able to demonstrate app that can find B&O TV from a network, connect two‐way to it and some user interface elements that show the magical user experience.

Software requirements & limitations

Any open source software may be used or adapted. Android or iOS development environment.

Skills needed

Knowledge of either Android or iOS development. Some experience of UI design in apps. Suggested would be to:

  1. Adherence to a coding standard;
  2. Code documentation used (Doxygen, Javadoc etc.);

Support

  1. Support with B&O two‐way protocol understanding;
  2. Introduction to the domain;
  3. Progress follow‐up sessions;
  4. E‐mail;

Expectations from students

Knowledge of database- and web programming. Understanding of software architectures such as MV is appreciated.


A Professional too valuable to lose

Description

Andrew Bessett (45) is an experienced systems administrator with nearly 20 years of experience in both Microsoft and Unix-like systems. His successful career as a leading sysadmin of Shelley's, a high-profile London insurance company, got a serious setback in February 2013 when the British Airways flight 6201 from Dubai to London with 146 passengers onboard crashed in the Austrian Alps due to bad weather and control system malfunction. Andrew, returning from his winter vacation, was one of the 12 survivors. However, he suffered serious injuries. His two upper vertebrae were smashed on impact, his hands suffered third-degree burns and had to be amputated - right at the shoulder, left at the elbow.

After spending a year in a rehabilitation programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, he has decided to return to his work. His condition has stabilized but has left him practically paralyzed from neck down - he can move his head and (with very limited power and range) his remaining part of the left hand. He had to use respirator after the accident, but has recovered enough to breathe freely. His speech, hearing, vision and mental aptitude have survived fully intact and he has retained most of his professional skills (interrupted only by the year in therapy). He uses a joystick-controlled powered wheelchair as a means of transportation.

The company has decided to re-hire Andrew if he can prove his ability to handle most of his earlier duties. You are his technical advisory team and have to draft a suitable workstation and necessary software, plus all the necessary amendments in the company infrastructure (premises, workspace, hardware, networking, typical configuration of servers and workstations, intranet, mobile communication, website etc) to allow him return to work. Note: The IT infrastructure at Shelley's makes extensive use of both Microsoft Windows and Debian GNU/Linux platforms.

Things to do

  1. Study assistive technology (solutions that allow people with different disabilities to use computers).
  2. Map technologies that can be considered for the case (NB! The whole field is heavily individualized - most of the more complex solutions have to be tailor-made).
  3. As dedicated assistive solutions are often expensive, study also possibilities of using regular computing hardware (both in standard and non-standard roles - this is a good place for MacGyver types).
  4. Study both hardware, software and their combinations (as a rule, the simpler the hardware, the more needs to be done in software)
  5. As Andrew's company uses both Windows and Linux, study both and when possible, give preference to multiplatform/platform-independent

solutions.

  1. Also consider the work environment (doors, elevators, desk, chair, shelves etc) and possible assistive devices needed here (e.g. the powered wheelchair is quite large and heavy).

Expected outcome

A project of Andrew's future workplace - location, furniture, lighting, computer hardware and software, possible adjustments to work regimen etc. Specific models and brands of products can be proposed, but preferrably suggesting several alternatives. The project should be polished enough to be presented to the upper management of a large company.

Expectation from students

The team should get at least somewhat familiar with assistive IT solutions. Team members can choose their roles, e.g. someone on hardware, someone on environment, software etc.

Lecturer: Kaido Kikkas (Estonian IT College)

Note: There is a dual-boot PC with a small set of assistive devices located in the students' work room (407).


Teams and their assignments

Team Virtual

Assignment: Corporate ISP Network Designing and Implementation

Documentation: Google directory for documentation

Members

  • Teemu Mahlamäki, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Ankit Charolia, Fachhochschule Kiel
  • Ari Vastamäki, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

Personal Input

  • Teemu Mahlamäki
    • What I did:
      • During the project I was responsible for server configurations and Linux services
    • What I learned:
      • I learned a lot about networking between the ISP and things about several protocols like BGP and EIGRP.
      • I also gained some experience on working in multicultural teams.
      • One of the new things that I encountered during project was a purely Linux based active directory solution.
      • I also gained a lot of insight on encryption methods and the philosophical approach on system and software development.
  • Ari Vastamäki
    • What I did:
      • My role in the team was to configure Cisco routers with Ankit Charolia. I also made the presentations and documentation about network structure and Cisco configurations.
    • Things that I learned:
      • HRSP VLAN, VPN, DHCP, MPLS configurations
      • basic configuring
      • physical connections and network designing
      • presentation skills from daily feedbacks
      • Theory about MPLS protocols
    • What I learned from lectures:
      • Basics of Ruby on Rails
      • Scrum Project management
      • Why we should document
      • Theory about visualization of data
      • Basics of Data Mining
      • How to give presentations in English


Crashtest team

Assignment: Entry Test Web Application

Documentation: task presentation github GIT repo

Members

  • Arsenios Matsanto, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Lelet Hollo, The Estonian Information Technology College
  • Zumradkhon Kamolova, Fachhochschule Kiel
  • Jeremias Soini, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Edvard Šavareiko, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Anastasios Kalaentzis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete


Alpha Team

Assignment: Visualization of Municipality’s Budget

Documentation: Link to Wiki page

Members

  • Alexandros Kantas, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Georgios Alexakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Pijus Akelis, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Mindaugas Gedaminskas ,Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Olga Trikk, The Estonian Information Technology College
  • Üllar Seerme, The Estonian Information Technology College

Personal Input

Available on the team's Wiki page


Unitive developers

Assignment: Bang&Olufsen Mobile Remote Control App

Documentation: Google directroy for documnetation Daily reports: Day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5

Members

  • Alexandros Apollon Rodopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Cret
  • Harsh Jaikrushna Soni, Fachhochschule Kiel
  • Mantas Navickis, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Vilppu Vuorinen, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Matti Rita-Kasari, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

Personal Input

Avaiable here

Nemo Team

Assignment: A Professional too valuable to lose

Documentation: Daily log, Final Presentation, Full Description of Solutions, Cost proposal for client

Members

  • Martynas Jaras, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Grigorios Maragkakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Kalliopi-Nefeli Goumenaki, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Daniel Cuervo, Fachhochschule Kiel

Personal Input

Available here