Trainee project in application development
“Dooraccess’ is the name of a trainee project at DERMALOG. Together, the trainees have designed a system that allows doors on the company premises to be opened by fingerprint or facial recognition. Different access authorisations can be configured for different areas.
The special thing about ‘Dooraccess’ is that it has been developed and is maintained by trainees alone. It’s an internal, ongoing project, with no pressure of delivery by a particular deadline, so trainees can let off some steam, try out new things, and learn from and with each other in the process. The project opens up a variety of different ways to get involved, and there is something for everyone. Whether it’s designing and optimising the database, planning the backend infrastructure, or expanding the web frontend. When it comes to the automated opening part, there are also hardware issues to deal with. So there is always something for everyone to do!
New trainees arriving bring a breath of fresh air to the project, so it never stops being exciting. The ‘Dooraccess’ trainee project is in effect a never-ending project that never seems to be finished, but it’s always fun to optimise the system and implement new features together.”
Paul, subsequently employed after traineeship as IT Specialist, Application Development