During the meeting with Grzegorz Pindur, Chairman of the Board of Alma SA, the students learned among other things how common is today and what possibilities the Internet gives us as well as how the information is sent via fiber optics. They have seen also how important is the work of software testers and what a great challenge the IT security is. The students also learned about work in designing and running the PIONIER network, which currently connects 21 Urban Centers of Academic and 5 High Performance Computing Centres, as well as in connecting fiber-optic network PIONIER and the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Switzerland. “Remember that you must love what you do, do your job with passion, although it is very difficult,” Gregory Pindur ended.
The second part of the visit was led by Maciej Jüngst, the Project Manager of the Technical Department of Alma SA, which not only talked about his work, but also showed the young computer scientists modern equipment for data transmission, including DWDM. Students also learned some historical curiosities, among others, on a computer Colossus, which during World War II was built for deciphering codes of the German army.