Since the team was built in 1999, every Wahyanite is provided with a personal e-mail account and web storage. Last year, clubs and societies can also have their e-mail account and web space by filling in a simple form and signed by the club advisor. With the servers' upgrades in last summer, we have expanded our services to serve the past students by helping their communication with mailing list and mailing alias. I am sure that more will come into service in the near future.
Our first goal was to recover the thin-client workstations, which were placed in the corridor for providing convenient internet access to students. Due to bad weather and other unfavourable circumstances, the mice and keyboards were soon broken down. However, with the help of a better operating system, there was no report on failing except the hardware problems.
We are pleased to announce that our school premises are now covered by wireless network access. Students could bring their notebook and the wireless network adapter, fetching an connection to the network of the school, and gain internet access. The wireless network now covers all the buildings except the chapel. More receivers will be installed in the next year.
The online image data bank system was installed since 2001; it was originally designed to systemize the photos of school events taken by SCT. The Shield Editorial Board was jointed with the SCT this year to share the photos of school events with all students. Even students can upload their own photos to the Photo bank and share with the public. Users can now access over 5000 images by browsing through categories.
This is the third year when we could edit video on our own. It may sound monotonous but it is actually simple and interesting. During school events, you may find a few cinematographers walking around the scene and taking video from various angles. After the events, we will combine the work done by our members with a little bit visual effects and extract the best shots for making a visual report for the whole events.
Recruitment and the Training
Thoughout the year, some of the students showed that they are interested to join the SCT, they were mostly the form 1 and 2 students. We had a short interview with them and gave them some simple tasks, but it was a pity that they were showing neither their skills nor self-motivation. We had promoted only one of the newcomers to be a trainee of SCT. However, we were pleased to see our junior form members who were recruited in the past few years showing a wonderful enthusiasm and spending a great effort to explore in the universe of computer.
On behalf of the Students' Computer Team, I would like to express my very gratitude to our Teacher-in-charge, Mr. Wong Wai Leung, our Staff Consultant, Fan Ming Kuen George, all the present and graduated members for their devote and support. I wish our member would continue their quest, bringing the new realms of computer technology to our fellow students.
Tse Lap Tak (Beda)