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Lincoln's Challenge Presentation


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This was a group project where we set up, installed, and imaged 60 computers in a computer lab at Lincoln's Challenge.

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Lincoln's Challenge Presentation

  1. 1. Lincoln’s Challe NG e LIS 451 Final Project Randy Kuehn Joshua Lupkin Cassandra Malik Logan Moore Mark Moss Natalie Sapkarov Erin Silva
  2. 2. History <ul><li>Started in 1993 as a pilot project for at-risk youth </li></ul><ul><li>Overseen by the National Gaurd </li></ul><ul><li>Program in 29 states </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois with largest enrollment rate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organization Mission <ul><li>Eight core objectives in &quot;meeting the challenge&quot;: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership/followership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health, sex, education, and nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life coping skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Our Goal <ul><li>Configure and set up 60 newly donated computers </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: First week of November </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementation Plan <ul><li>Considerations… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large number of work stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time frame for completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence of team members onsite at different days and times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpredictable conditions at the work site </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Actual Implementation <ul><li>Assessed and documented computers </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built network </li></ul><ul><li>Duped the hard drives </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inventory <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60 new-ish HP workstations, connected through 5 hubs to a server </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Inventory <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VCOM’s Partition Commander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting the Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GED 21st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read On! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Inventory <ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension cords & spike bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of cabling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raceway & pvc </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Digest of Communications <ul><li>Group Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The LOG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Site Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to face </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Summary of Problems/Solutions <ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contradictory instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After we left </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hub to hub connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workstation 59 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Lessons Learned - Technical <ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Cabling </li></ul><ul><li>Hard drives </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lessons Learned - Vocational <ul><li>Working within a hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Working under restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  14. 14. Final Product