Students from three high schools in Rumia – a city north of Gdansk – were given a whirlwind tour of the world of software engineering at Schibsted Tech Polska. And rarely have we seen a group of teenagers with such passionate curiosity about what they heard!
A personal story
The visit was organized by InfoShare Academy – a local trainer of software engineers. The students came from three different schools and were taking part in a voluntary program for students with an interest in programming.
At Schibsted Tech Polska team leader Szymon Skórczyński told his own personal story of becoming a professional software developer.
He also gave them practical tips about how they could start learning programming.
For the students it was a great chance to learn about the everyday life of being a software engineer. Mateusz Odelga took them on a tour of the different projects of the team working for the Swedish media group Nya Wermlands-Tidningen. For instance he showed them how the team put up a special page celebrating the birthday of a popular Swedish artist.
The children were amused to see that the developers even had created their own result page for the internal Schibsted FIFA 2016 league.
Future Schibsted employees?
Of course the students also were told about Schibsted Media Group and our operations in 30 countries – and handed small gifts with the company logo.
Because who knows?
Maybe they work for Schibsted Tech Polska in a few years – developing innovative media products for the Scandinavian market?
It could very well be!