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Cannons pupil places 2nd at Computer Olympiad

An incredible well done to Cannons Creek Grade 11 pupil, Thomas Kabalin, who placed 2nd at the recent Computer Applications Olympiad. The first two rounds of the Applications Olympiad were written at entrants’ schools, with only 13 pupils reaching the final round which took place in-person in Pretoria. According to the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), the Applications Olympiad is part of the South African Computer Olympiad, and is one of the oldest and biggest events of its kind in the world. First launched in 1984, the Computer Olympiad aims to identify, encourage and reward computer aptitude, promote and encourage computer studies and create an awareness of career opportunities in ICT. The Applications Olympiad is a challenge for those who take CAT or the ICDL or are otherwise computer literate. Participants needed to solve a number of problems using a Microsoft Office package and the data provided. 

Read more about the competition here.

Thomas said, “Getting flown up by the IITPSA to participate was an amazing experience. I got to meet some of the top CAT and IT students in the country, as well as some of the top professionals in the South African IT industry. Placing in the top 13 in the country was already an achievement, but getting second exceeded my expectations.”