SELL Student Games 2020 are cancelled.

Interviews of Web Developer and IT Manager

Here are our crew members Eetu Andronoff, our Web Developer, and Julia Kuisma, our IT Manager!

Julia Kuisma

Tell a little bit about yourself? How did you get into this project?

My name is Julia and I study my third year of software engineering at LAB University of Applied Sciences. I’m head of the website development and IT-services.

I found SELL about a year ago during a project course that I was taking part in. In the beginning, I was helping out with our result service, but then I switched to web and mobile development. 

What kind of expectations do you have from this project?

I’m expecting to learn more about the IT side of arranging an event: like how to establish a communication between the different services or what kind of a network is needed for this kind of event.

What are all the things that you have to consider in this kind of project and in your field? Any challenges?

I think the biggest thing that you have to consider with web development is that the website works for every user on every platform. There have been some challenges but we have overcome them with great teamwork.

What has been the best thing so far and what are your expectations from SELL Games 2020?

I think that the best thing might have been publishing our website. There is still room to improve but we are making steady progress on improving them day by day.

How would you encourage other students to take part in this project?

This kind of event is perfect place to learn new skills, improve your teamwork skills and have interaction with students of different educations.

Eetu Andronoff

Tell a little bit about yourself? How did you get into this project?

My name is Eetu and I’m a first-year student at LAB University of Applied Sciences. My degree program is Information and Communications Technology. I also have a vocational qualification in ICT, which I got in 2018.

Julia first introduced me to the project, when she asked me to come help with the development of the SELL Games 2020 website. I started working on the project at the start of this year.

What kind of expectations do you have from this project?

Probably most of all I’m expecting to gain more experience on website development and improve myself on that front, but I am also of course interested in the event itself and would especially like to learn more about organizing the IT related side of the event.

What are all the things that you have to consider in this kind of project and in your field? Any challenges?

For this project, from the website development perspective I think that the most notable challenge can be urgency, like it probably is in many parts of organizing this kind of event. There are deadlines for many things, and the faster we can put out content that is required on the website, the better. But we have to remember that all information should be easy to find and easy to understand, and accidentally having incorrect information on the website is also something that we have to avoid.

What has been the best thing so far and what are your expectations from SELL Games 2020?

Well I haven’t been in the project for very long, but I was quite happy to notice that even though I am so new to the project and that I am still only a first-year student, I feel like I’ve been able to help in many things. And as I said earlier, I’m expecting to learn new things, improve skills that I already have and have a good time doing it.

How would you encourage other students to take part in this project?

This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity; it’s not very often that you get to be part of arranging this type of global event. And don’t be afraid that you wouldn’t be useful, you don’t need to be an expert to be of help and it’s an excellent way to learn new things!