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Programming is like poetry

Like good text, a good program is created with many iterations, and the details distinguish quality from the gray average.


Silicon Valley is the Mecca of the Computer Industry, CERN Nuclear Research, and Oxford First Class Education. And in all these places worked or still is a graduate of the Faculty of Informatics of MU Andrej Pančík.

Now thanks to the prestigious accelerator Y Combinator is launching a fundraising platform in the United States Prize . She had a fresh idea to convey to people an unusual experience with world celebrities for contributing to the operation of philanthropic organizations.

Have you expected your colleagues to have such a success with Prizeo right from the start?

I did not start working on the project with great success, so when it came, it was all the more pleasant. It is a validation of my decision and encourages me to continue. Our journey at Prize so far has only begun, we have many in front of us. The Y Combinator accelerator in Silicon Valley is just a starter that has allowed us to expand rapidly. It will be a real success when we can say in a few years that we have changed the way charities get their money.

Y Combinator is the father of all current business accelerators, including the Brno StarCube. Accelerator participation provides start-up technology projects with start-up money, advice and more support. Y Combinator was founded in 2005 and has since launched more than 300 companies, including Dropbox or Posterous.


When can we also look forward to Prizeo in the Czech Republic?

We are currently focusing on verifying the concept and testing it in countries where charities and charity play a major role in people's lives. This is mainly the United States and Great Britain. Even in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, there are enough good-quality charities and especially the people who care about them and therefore I will try to bring Prizeo as soon as I can.

In the biography you have the resounding names of the schools and institutions you have been working on. Have you ever had a great deal of ambition in your youth?

I think it's natural that everyone wants to leave behind some work. All these institutions have brought me interesting projects and the possibility of stimulating cooperation. I was very lucky to find the people who supported me in my plans and gave me the opportunity to do what I enjoy.

You come from a family full of academics. To what extent was it important for your parents to succeed in the academic environment and to what extent did your family let you go your own way?

The family has always supported me fully in my studies and out-of-school activities. My parents depended on my education - they were always willing to advise and direct me when I needed them. Of course, I was aware of the importance of education from my very own age, so I chose schools and disciplines myself.

Learning a good story is an essential part of quality education and business.

Why did you choose to go to Brno and did not apply directly to the world?

I had a lot of references about the quality of the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University. I have been able to study subjects differently from university, so I can actually study my studies. And he impressed me too MU Information System and the ability to write electronically without meaningless waiting in a row.

For your previous studies, you have succeeded three universities. How do you compare yourself?

This compares quite hard. For each one, I studied another program, and during it I had other personal and professional goals. All three universities employ teachers who care about students and do everything they can to teach them what is needed for life in the field. Using a different strategy is just a consequence of cultural differences and other levels of material security.

How did you find Masaryk University for foreign universities?

It has enabled me to study in depth the areas that interest me. Then she helped me with the perfect English teaching and a good share of theoretical and practical subjects.

During his stay in Brno, as a student, you were able to teach both algorithms at Masaryk University and animation and film at the Brno Secondary School of Art and Design. How did you get to pedagogy at such a young age?

Since I lacked a teacher base, I always had an official supervisor, but it was unofficially taught to me. Learning and didactics in general are of great interest to me. At Masaryk, I tried to penetrate it deeper and it resulted from my engagement in teaching in the mentioned schools. Both topics are my hearty affair and I enjoyed it a lot. I was delighted to convey my enthusiasm to other students.

Did you learn better between computer scientists or bohemian artists?

As I said, in both cases I enjoyed it, but the question is whether I really taught them (laughs).

You are an IT specialist who writes poems, which is a lot of people oxymoron. How did you get to writing poetry?

Already I wrote short stories and poems. Over time, I began to experiment with different forms from essays to haiku. Creation is a good relaxation for me, in which I can get away from my work. In addition, knowing the story well is an essential part of quality education and business. Now I'm mostly poetry, mainly because of spontaneity in her creation.

Are there any connections between writing poetry and programming?

They are both creative activities and have many common elements. Like good text, a good program is created with many iterations, and the details distinguish quality from the gray average. Poetry certainly gives people more freedom and is rarely limited by some kind of assignment ... so if it is not a targeted training, which I also sometimes indulge in.

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