Technical University of Košice came up again with initiative to show their students how does it feel to be the part of real IT world, enabling both enthusiastic students and companies to receive the benefits of cooperation. And we couldn’t miss that opportunity!
Theory vs. practice
Imagine how cool it is to learn how to write a simple program from scratch in any programming language. So after a while you are standing on the finish line, you are watching your program screaming out Hello world!, maybe it can even interact with users. Piece of cake, you say.
Sure it is. Now add to the equation processes, real customers with their specific needs, product owners, project managers, team mates, amazing mixture of programming languages and frameworks you are supposed to use to cook the cake.
It is always a good idea for students to start swimming in real deep waters of IT world as soon as possible. And how can it be a benefit for our company? Well the true is the fresh air helps us to avoid a tendency to stuck within known technologies. We put on a table amazing projects that will not end up forgotten in a drawer along with sharing our practical know-how. We receive new tech experience and a lot of fun. It sounds like win-win 🙂
That’s it. End of theory block, let’s proceed with practice.
This year we come up with several projects, from ‘winners’ we can mention web portal based on latest .NET Core framework or Visual Studio extension for tracking developers activities. We are so happy to welcome two amazing teams, at that one of them outnumbered by enthusiastic girls. Girls in IT – how amazing is that! But that is a topic for another post 🙂
At this moment we are only a few steps, exactly 4 weeks, beyond start line and a lot of work to do. But we can already feel an unstoppable flow of creative ideas from young passionate minds. Can’t wait to see the results at the end of semester!
Stay tuned and have a nice day 🙂