Semester Report 2019 Spring

As in previous years, this semester started with the now-traditional ski weekend. Together with some international guests, we made our way to Flüelen and spent the weekend in the beautiful Eggbergen mountains.

This was followed by the latest edition of the EESTech Challenge. This is an annual hackathon in which teams of three students compete against each other to secure a place at the European final, which this time took place in Munich. This year it was all about IoT. We were delighted to be able to work with our partner Google this time, who developed and evaluated the task.

The biggest event this semester here in Zurich was our workshop in May. Our 10 international participants spent a whole week learning more about the principles of the Linux operating system and the GNU ecosystem, setting up their own system and exploring it. Of course, the cultural part was not neglected either, e.g. to explore the city at the City Rally. At the end of the event, the successful week was celebrated in the mountains of Glarus.

Our members were also busy at international events, attending a total of 8 events abroad, gaining valuable experience and making new contacts.

Another workshop is planned for the next semester, this time the participants will build their own robots, which will then compete against each other. Of course, the traditional weekend in Ljubljana is also on the agenda again, where we will also try to win the favour of the new first-year students.

Philipp Butschle
Chairman EESTEC LC Zurich