The second day started like the first one: At first we had breakfast together and we went to school afterwards. Because we knew our tasks, we started work immediately. That was the reason why the database containing the questions for the game grew frequently and the game made good progress. Our enthusiastic work only was interrupted by an overloaded WLAN and of course the launch break.
After launch we started our trip to „Red Hat“, which is a company working in the open-source sector for ages. There we were introduced to the principles of open source and to its relation with software. Besides, they told us something about open source in the hardware and even medicine sector. The latter allows patients to share their current health situation and to receive comments from doctors and other patients regarding their diseases.
After the presentation at Red Hat we started with the athletic part of the week, indoor paintball. In the Czech Republic paintball is not played with ink balls because it is prohibited. Alternatively they use rubber balls. This explains why they translate paintball to „painball“, because it hurts.
We grouped into two teams, Germany vs Czech Republic, and were equipped with camouflage overalls and a protection vest. The field ranged over two floors. The second one was only used in the last round of the game. Each team started on their side of the field, which was their base. The goal was to rush the enemies’ base and to push a button.
The game was lost awfully by the German team with the result 1:4. Nobody knows whether this was caused by the experience of our Czech friends or by their tactical strategy. In the end nobody was injured seriously.
After a short talk about the past game, where everybody told each other about their strikes and hits, we made an appointment with our Czech friends for later this evening.
After a short break in the hotel and a refreshing shower we went to an Italian restaurant. There they had specialties like Pizza with a diameter of 55cm, which is nearly as much as a quarter square meter. For reference a normal pizza is just half the size of that.
We were told by the waitress, that this size actually was for entire families, but everybody was exhausted after this day full of action. The pizzas where too big for one table, so they just brought a second one. First we thought, that this was just a joke but after the pizzas arrived we changed our minds. I won’t go into any detail but I can tell that we needed to take a lot of remaining pizza to the hotel.
Sated and with a bit of remorse we split into smaller groups which went to the hotel or further in the city for some cool drinks.