Almost 8 weeks and partially until even days before the program started, some significant challenges, problems, projects and tasks were collected. The goal was that a selected group of top engineers would apply AI and come up with innovative and edge cutting approaches and solutions. This major and first step would have not been possible without the amazing support of companies such as Amazon, PwC, Kingcom, Translated, and many others who not only opened their doors to us with some major and strategic quests they had ahead, but also took responsibility and provided the participants this unique experience by fully covering their program fees with grants they spoke out.
Seeking for real projects and having clients providing financial support for the participants, are two of the main ingredients Pi School uses to shape the experience and provide a journey by design. The villa as the integrative and main learning stage, the mixture of practical work with lecturing, peer and group work and above all the un-replaceable contribution of exceptional mentors such as as Lukasz Kaiser, from Google Brain, or Max Pumperla, from Skymind, made the program becoming an unforgettable intensive 8 weeks for the participants.
“I am extremely proud of the participants. Remember when everything looked impossible at the beginning?”
On the last evening of the program, participants pitched the result of their hard working to a selected audience, supporters of the program, some of the mentors, clients and other key stakeholders. Both new talents who seek to be chosen for the next batch of the AI program and new clients with new extraordinary challenges were among the audience, being positively surprised by the dimension of the progress and achievements being presented professionally in a 2,5 minute pitch. This was the moment where participants demonstrated that not only they coded hard during the past weeks, but they also enhanced their skills on entrepreneurship, pitching ideas, presenting results and impressing potential investors, as any brilliant startupper would want to do.
At the end the Pi School was proud to graduate 13 magnificent engineers who would certainly impact the future of our planet with their continuous success. Young talents who connected to one another on a highly productive level and set the base for new global relationships. Individuals who go back to their homes with a full basket of various memories, whether it would be the cooking class, walking the street art tour, receiving classes on leadership values at the pool in the villa, discussing team effectiveness in the park of the Pi Campus and much more, all just along side the core focus on coding amazing solutions based on artificial intelligence.
It is time for Pi School to thank all companies involved, all mentors for their dedication, all lecturers, and the participants for being such amazing talents. The next edition will have a brilliant comparison to look at and learn from. Be invited!