Several months ago, Camilo José Cela University and Minsait signed a collaboration agreement, aiming to bringing students closer to the professional world, promoting and discovering new talent. With this new university-industry relationship, Minsait provides to students of the Business and Technology degree the Onesait Platform, a globally implemented tool with important references in the market, both in the business environment and in the Open Source community, with its Onesait Platform Community Edition.
University students began their new journey with a small Onesait Platform team. On February 1st, they moved to the Camilo José Cela University to make an introduction to the digital world, to cloud-based systems and, more importantly, to the Onesait Platform.
They showed the advance of the Platform in its ten years of life till now, and the impact generated in each and every one of them, offering and approaching the students not only to the used tools, but also to a more business-oriented approach. After the presentatio, in a casual debate, doubts were solved and all students were given access to both the information on the Platform and to the CloudLab, where they can start checking the Platform’s operation and the workshops provided in the documentation.
During the following weeks, the students, grouped in teams, had the objective of identifying problems or needs in their environment and looking for the appropriate solution using the tools provided, in areas such as Big Data, IoT and Smart Cities, among others.
The teams faced this challenge until last Thursday, March 5th, when the Platform team went back to the University with the aim of guiding the teams to bringing their possible proposals down to earth.
While in a relaxed conversation, the students openly presented their problems and possible digital solutions and ended up solving them based on the Platform team’s advice and vision, including;
- Locker Management: in different scenarios, from an urban environment to a rural one the aim is to facilitate the monitoring and management of lockers, with the objective of not only optimizing this mode of postal delivery, but also to bring it closer to the rural world.
- People tracking and notifications by proximity: from a mobile application, the Platform would register the information of the users, informing them of nearby services of interest, such as restaurants, gymnasia, shops, etc.
- Service Management: such as pharmacies, restaurants, etc.
- Monitoring of COVID-19: from a dashboard, the final system would show visual reports of the coronavirus worldwide evolution, aiming to create predictive models to know the forecast of the virus evolution.
From these ideas, the students had the objective of creating those demonstrators, with a short time to validate their proposed ideas.
In a short time, and in a completely self-taught way, the students were able to initially dibble with the Platform and work with it to create those demonstrators, enhancing the Platform’s ingestion and visualization tools, starting with different approaches, one at the level of a final demonstrator and one vision of the study of possibilities offered by the Platform and the creation of new developments.
It is in these cases when the Platform can show how easy it is to work and learn with it since, in barely one month and a half, the students were able to land different demonstrators, such as the study of the services of the city of Madrid, aggregated by neighborhoods.
From open data, once analyzed, students completed an integration of all those referring to services in Madrid – from the type of service, such as its status and grouped by neighborhoods, getting a global vision of the city.
As a final result, they managed to create a Dashboard with different tabs, with all the information regarding the available services, serving as the basis for the creation of systems, focused on the main current problems with the COVID-19, and presenting us with the solution by June 5th:
- Leisure services in Madrid:
- Social Services:
- General Services in Madrid:
After this experience, we keep in touch with the Camilo José Cela University’s student, to check their progress and understanding of the Platform, facilitating them as much as possible to boost their systems using our Platform to its full potential.