Primary challenge owner: HU University of Applied sciences Utrecht
Secondary challenge owner(s): None
As an IT professional you have to keep up with the latest developments and to achieve sufficient skills it is important to practice in a realistic IT environment. Therefore, the IT students of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences experiment with Machine Learning, create websites and build CI/CD pipelines at perform labs.
Practicing is partly done using their own PC or laptop, however, this is moving towards a cloud environment. After all, public cloud provides broad network access including access from home, its payment model is ‘pay-as-you-go’ and moreover, cloud is highly scalable. Fortunately, big public cloud providers offer a number of free to use services for our educational needs. These environments are highly useful and free to use for the students. However, each solution has its own limitations and these solutions are quite often not suitable for collaboration by a group of students over a longer period of time.
In short, the IT students need access to the public cloud environment of one of the big cloud providers in order to perform their (group) projects. To be precise:
Contribute to a solution where students are able to work collaboratively in a cloud environment they have continuous access to and gives them the opportunity to safely practice in a realistic environment.