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A trip down the internet memory lane (Czech only without translation)

TUE 21.9.
17:00 - 17:50
Marble Hall
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Have you ever wondered what the internet was like when it first came to the Czech Republic? In this talk, Jan Gruntorád with Jiří Peterka will share their memories and discuss the early years of the Web as we know it. The internet  that connected Czechia to the rest of the World Wide Web, the rise of academic networks, the competition of WWW with services such as Gopher, the story of the first website, the early online services such as AltaVista or Google, and the commercialization of the internet. Get ready for a trip down the internet memory lane!

Jan Gruntorád


Jan was a pioneer of the internet in the Czech Republic – he led the team at the Czech Technical University in Prague, which connected the country to the internet in 1992. During his career, he has held several important positions, including the director of CESNET.

Jiří Peterka

Council Member @ Czech Telecommunication Office

Jiří is a member of the council of the Czech Telecommunication Office. He runs a website dedicated to the history of the internet called “The Museum of Internet”. He is also an active lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague.


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