Last week it was science week in Ireland. As part of our communication and outreach engagement, Hamed visited a local primary school to explain how the internet works to a class of eight year old students.
He started by asking the question: “Who knows how a postal package gets delivered?”
He used this example to illustrate the role of routers in computer networks. Once the students understood how routers operate in the networks, they were able to apply their knowledge to an exciting game. Hamed used the game to illustate convergence as kids exchanged paper notes with the location of servers. They also simulated packet forwarding by sending a request from a user to the server and vice versa.