ISC is hosting a fun & fascinating lunchtime talk on Sept. 22 on the Science of the Internet — How does it actually work??
How does the internet actually work? It’s become an integral part of our work and personal lives, but do we really understand how it works? This talk will cover history on how the internet started, how it was built, and how it spread around the world. We’ll learn how exactly we receive the internet in our homes (i.e. where it’s coming from), and the difference between wireless and wired internet. Finally, we’ll discover the infrastructure of the internet and the many different applications that have infiltrated our daily lives, including the growing list of streaming services many of us use today. Plan to join us for a Zoom presentation by George Kontos, CEO of Marshmallow Streaming for what will be an extremely interesting and informative look into the Internet!
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020
12:00noon – 1:00pm
There will be time for questions.
FREE! Donations welcome 🙂
Program will be livestreamed from ISC’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/illinoissciencecouncil
Science of Internet will be presented by George Kontos, the CEO and Founder of Marshmallow Streaming. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University. Marshmallow Streaming builds streaming solutions for their customers so they can enjoy their favorite shows, news, sports and movies without the cable company. George started Marshmallow Streaming as a hobby to share his cord-cutting knowledge for saving money on cable, internet and streaming services. Equipped with a backpack, a laptop and ethernet cables he helped 10 residents save a combined $12,000 on their cable and internet bill. The results spoke to a major issue in how the industry operates so he decided to turn this hobby into a company to change how internet and entertainment services are delivered, for the better.