John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT)
The John von Neumann Computer Society (Hungarian name: Neumann János Számítógép-tudományi Társaság - NJSZT) was founded in 1968 as the first professional computer science organisation in Hungary, pioneering this technology that was emerging at that time. Today it is gathering more than 50 professional organisations and around 2000 members.
The mission of the organisation is to act as a GPS of the digital world, giving guidance to everybody using information technology today, in the dynamically developing, technology-driven world of the 21st century. NJSZT plays a significant role in promoting digital culture, fostering digital literacy and acting as a catalyst for the ICT profession and the digital world. We are a kind of bridge between ICT professionals and the everyday people using any kind of digital solution. Therefore, NJSZT’s network is very broad, starting from pupils who are going to take an exam like DigCom-ECDL, through teachers and instructors to leading industry experts.
NJSZT has four major activities:
- fostering digital competency
- maintaining professional groups and networking
- IT related competitions and talent management
- preserving ICT history