I have been studying since 2010 at Jaroslav Seifert High School, Profile Mathematics – Physics – IT.
I participated at the ESA Odysseus Contest – Regional Semifinalist – Best Presentation Award (2016)
When I am under stress I work harder. Odysseus provided a great opportunity for me to get the right amount of motivation. The possibility of presenting in front of so many people was very helpful to me. I wanted to become a better programmer and a better presenter. I think that I’ve succeeded in both of those things.
Apart from the obvious, that I love doing the most – programming, I enjoyed meeting new people and making new acquaintances. Also communicating with fascinating people from all around the world (including those from NASA) was a great experience.
The hardest thing was coming up with an idea that would just work. Once you find it, you can concentrate fully on realizing it. I’ve learned, that I should put more time into finding that perfect idea. I also think, that the work I am doing should personally matter to me. Projects should not be basic, unoriginal ideas with a twist, they should mean something to me personally.
My decision before I did the Odysseus contest was to study IT. Odysseus affected my decision by strengthening it even more.