Day: 1 December 2022
I live, you live, We Live IT - this year for the sixth time at the FIT and again live and in style after the COVID break
The last Friday in November belonged to all those whose hearts beat to the rhythm of ones and zeros at the Faculty of Information Technology. It is true that a certain propensity for the world of information technology is to be expected at our university, but the sixth year of the interactive conference "We Live IT" brought together graduates, students and experts from the world of work and offered everyone an inspiring convergence of the academic and corporate worlds in a packed programme. Sixteen lectures, 2 panel discussions with participation by 15 IT experts, almost 150 students, 32 panellists from the ranks of IT experts, 45 company representatives and countless lively discussions and shared experiences.
"At the FIT, we are aware that academia and industry cannot function well without each other. We organise the We Live IT conference together with partners of the FIT with the aim of presenting practical professional topics in IT to our students. Cooperation with the IT industry is very important for our faculty, and that is why we have been building a portfolio of partners over the long term, to ensure that the offer of specialisations is broad and of a high professional level. We want to introduce students to our partners, discuss student projects and summer internships and participate in debates with representatives of IT companies and our graduates", says Vítězslav Beran, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, explaining the motivation for organising this traditional event.
This year's programme offered visitors a varied selection of lectures on current IT topics. Thanks to them, students from the Faculty of Information Technology were able to get a clearer idea of possibilities for employment in the field. "I am pleased with the high participation by both company representatives and students at our faculty. It's great that even the lectures starting later in the day were packed. And the discussions were lively throughout the whole of the event", says the event organiser, who is responsible for cooperation with partner companies at the FIT.
Each of the speakers offered their specific point of view and outlined the perspective in "their" field of IT. The aim of the event is not only to get acquainted with the latest technologies and trends in the world of IT, but to create a friendly space where students, graduates and representatives of industrial companies can meet and share experiences, career paths, opportunities, dreams and ambitions and get motivated for their further development. "At the We Live IT conference, I liked the stands with experts from the world of work who were happy and very willing to talk about the work they do. Some talented students were even able to arrange an internship. I appreciate the fact that everyone was able to find something to suit them in the programme - interesting lectures and panel discussions. And there were some great refreshments too. I am glad that I was also able to contribute a little towards the success of the event", says Lukáš Matuška, one of the first-year students at the Faculty of Information Technology who helped out at the event, sharing his impressions.
Our industrial partners evaluated both the activity of students at the Faculty of Information Technology and their professional knowledge in a positive light. "As far as I am concerned, it was definitely a successful event. As I recall, this year had the highest ever student turnout. My impression of the event as a whole is that it is on an upward trend, and that is important. Even our last lecture was well attended, which makes us happy", says Radek Štourač, a graduate of the FIT at the CTU and founder of Kinali.
And you can see for yourself that IT was very much alive this year in our photo gallery.