Those who liked the popular TV series “Sherlock” know well the scenes where the protagonist, an ingenious detective, retreats into his mind palace and solves the most complex of mysteries within seconds. What if equally brilliant minds were wandering the corridors of WUT?
The whistle of a bludger flying just an inch away from your ear, a chase after the opponent several dozen meters above the ground and, finally, there it is on the horizon – small, glistening and extremely valuable – the golden snitch. You make a dash for it, outstripping the seeker from the opposing team. You catch the small ball, ending the game. Your team has just scored 150 points and won an important game. This is what it looked like in the magical world of Harry Potter. And what does it look like among the muggles? I had the opportunity to find out myself last weekend, during an open training session of one of Polish quidditch teams – Warsaw Mermaids, whose members include four students of the Warsaw University of Technology.
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“What would seem a flaw of hitchhiking, is an advantage to us”, says Kamil, teasing. “When you stand by the road and there’s rain, or if you wash your clothes in a river, and yourself in a sink at a gas station, you think to yourself – I should have stayed at home. But then there’s satisfaction. I have my entire home in my backpack, I’m self-reliant and I don’t need a computer or TV”.
In the Werther’s Original commercial, the grandson tells us about the first candy he had received from his grandpa. He reminisces that event with great nostalgia.
“One of the most harmful stereotypes in the world of start-ups is the conviction that one does not need anything more than an idea, and that it is the idea which is the basis of a start-up. That is not true. The fundamentals are people and conditions allowing those people to act” – Agnieszka Skala, PhD, Assistant Professor at the faculty of Transport of the Warsaw University of Technology, co-author of reports on Polish start-ups talks about whether money solves all problems in business and what to do in order to implement the ideas of our inventors.
“My father told me that if I beat him at two competitions in a row, he would stop competing. So I keep jokingly saying that I must give him a handicap”, laughs Kamil Wieczorek, student of aeronautics and astronautics at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. He began flying 7 years ago; now, he is a member of the Polish National Flying Team and works as a pilot of passenger planes.