We are diving into the narrative of the 30th anniversary of the School of Computer Science, a story that started back in the 1960s at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, driven by a handful of passionate individuals. The timeline spanning these sixty years is packed with events, leading us to ponder which ones should be revisited and spotlighted on the timeline for maximum impact. Our focus rests on the events that have been instrumental in making this year's celebration possible. These pivotal instances naturally encompass moments of appearance, disappearance, merging, splitting, renaming – alongside individuals entering, departing, and achieving awards. In particular, we are recounting the moments that predate 1993 through snippets from Jiří Demner's song lyrics, playfully capturing the origins of computer science at the Faculty. This description relies on the recollections of Jaroslav Pokorný.
Whenever possible, we mention the moments with precise time references, readily available in public sources. However, in a few instances precise dating is missing, prompting us to rely on participant memories expressed through reflections, personal records, or letters and mails – allowing for a broader specification. It is worth noting that these sources inherently bring a subjective dimension to the narratives, an aspect that historical retrospectives must take into account.