|Faculty of Automatic Control &|
Computer Science [contest HQ]
First dayThere have been some problems with the date of this contest, but things have settled down with only a little "damage": I cannot participate Saturday at NetRiders, another contest organised by Cisco, and I'll miss the workshops [I would have liked to talk to someone from Rosedu but...].
However, I am now in my dorm room. Qualified also from Valcea, but at computers 9-10 is Alex Chiriac, but we knew each other before, because we learn at the same high-school. The road Valcea-Bucharest was really easy, because the teacher who accompanies us decided that we travel here by car. The accommodation is pretty nice [we stay in the dorms for foreign students] and the food is good [we eat at the rectorship cafeteria].
|Daniel Popa [examinator],|
Emil Popa [engine] and
Razvan Ruginis [host]
Tomorrow, 3-7 pm, is the exam: one theoretical and one practical. The modification that this year's contest has is that the practical exam is 70% of the final score... which I think is one of the best decisions ever.
|Networking 11-12 contest|
Picture taken from mr Emil Onea's album
After the contest, I went with Danut and Florin to the cinema, to watch The Avengers. It happened just like after the Olympiad last month: another great movie makes me realize that there are more important things in life then getting the most points in a contest.
Tomorrow, I have to go on my own to Pitesti, take the DELF exam, and finally I want to return back before the Rosedu workshop and the finishing ceremony...I hope there won't be any incidents (like missing a bus :-).
|Rosedu Workshop [via Florin]|
Luck... I had a lot. I was only afraid of the composition I had to write... I don't like to write about philosophical subjects like friendship or poverty. But the main subject was volunteering, which I happened to talk about with my teacher just a week before.
The oral examination was even more better: the examiners saw my t-shirt with Google, so we started talking about my passion for computer science. Then, for the subject at first sight, the theme was how can technology help students for revising for their final exams... just pure luck. I'm really confident I'll pass the Delf exam with a high grade.
I arrived a little late, but just in time to catch Razvan's great presentation about open source. The final ceremony was held in the rectorship building. Neither me, nor Alex won anything.