reConnect ETTI, 2022
- Project type University reunion, 10 years after graduation
- Generation 2008-2012 and friends
- Date 2022, June 25th
- Location ETTI Faculty, A101
- My Role Organizer & Moderator
- Invitees ETTI graduates of 2012 generation, ETTI Alumni of other generations, current students and representatives , ETTI teachers
- Number of participants ~115
- Teachers Invitation URL here
- Community Invitation URL here
- Event slides URL here
- Survey results URL here
🧑🎓 After almost 9 months of efforts to gather everyone, I finally had the opportunity to see my college colleagues again, the honour of meeting the professors who made us engineers and the pleasure of talking to the representatives of the new wave - the current students.
🌠 We celebrated together a very important thing for us but also for the whole community in which we live - 10 years of ETTI engineering. Because Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology are part of every person's daily life.
⏳ It was not only a reunion but also a meeting of many generations of engineers (more precisely, the difference of up to 52 years of experience! - not life) in which we all discussed how the world has changed in the last decade and what is the impact that technology has had on everyone's life.
⌚️ The decade 2012-2022 came with many innovations in technology. Things like smartphones, mobile apps, social networking, work from home, video conferencing with hundreds of people, live streaming, ride-sharing, home assistance, etc., which are part of today's normal, were only in their infancy or known only to concept level during our studency. Notions that back then were only part of the vocabulary of engineers are now adopted and used by the masses - eg: wearable, 5G, IoT, blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.
💻 During this period, technology has evolved a lot and quickly, becoming indispensable in all aspects of life - communication, transport, medicine, agriculture, construction, energy, economy, etc. or in solutions for crisis situations - covid, war.
📚 And behind the innovation are engineers, who work on it every day and learn continuously - not just to keep up, but to innovate, to carry on the next decade of change: electric cars, air taxis, space tourism, deliveries with drones, augmented-reality glasses, biotechnology, metaverse, decentralization of authority, military technologies, humanoid robots, artificial intelligence, quantum computers.
Sounds fancy now, I know - but let's see in 2032.