Computer Olympiad

The aims of the Olympiad are to:
• Identify, encourage and reward computer aptitude
• Promote and encourage computer studies
• Create an awareness of career opportunities in ICT
The IITPSA Computer Olympiad is one of the oldest and largest competitions of its kind in the world and has been held since 1984. We know that participation will encourage some young people who would not have done so otherwise, to consider a career in ICT.

 

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Who is Who Applications Olympiad

Scientific Committee helps in:
Setting the questions
Checking the answers
Providing sample solutions
Marking the results


For 2016 the Scientific Committee consists of CHARLES SMITH - Bergvliet High
MICHAEL CAMERON - SACOT
MIKE CHILES - IITPSA
PAM MILLER - Education Consultant
PETER DAVIDSON - CAT Coordinator Central District
PETER WAKER - SACOT

Who is Who Programming Olympiad

The Scientific Committee is a group of ex-Olympiad winners and other enthusiasts. They help in:
Setting the questions
Checking the answers
Providing sample solutions
Marking the results
Tweaking the evaluation software
Keeping the hardware and software humming
Training IOI team members


For 2016 the Scientific Committee consists of
MAX BROCK - Curriculum Advisor IT WCED
MICHAEL CAMERON - SACOT
MIKE CHILES - Independent Consultant
SHAMIEL DRAMAT - Curriculum Advisor IT WCED
ROBERT SPENCER - Past Bronze (2x), Gold Winner
JAMES GAIN - Associate Professor, Computer Science, UCT
ROBIN VISSER - Past Bronze and Silver Winner
PETER WAKER - SACOT

Special Advisors



MIKE CHILES has been involved with ICT in Education for most of his adult life. He retired from the Western Cape Education Department as Director: e-Learning and Library Services. He is currently the CEO of e-Schools' Network.

 

Trustees

The Computer Olympiad is a project of the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa (IITPSA). Its aim is to identify, encourage, and reward programming aptitude. To this end a trust, the South African Computer Olympiad Trust has been established. Trustees are appointed by IITPSA and the University of Cape Town. Five members make up the Management Committee.


BERTO DE FREITAS is BIO Group Human Resources Manager at Standard Bank CIB, and is focused on Talent Management and Leadership Development. Standard Bank is the main sponsor of the Computer Olympiad.


DONALD COOK is a former lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town. He has also been involved in the Computer Olympiad since the beginning and managed the Scientific Committee from 1995 to 2007.


JAMES GAIN is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town. He currently manages the Scientific Committee which sets the questions and tests the solutions. This committee is mainly made up of past Olympiad participants.


MOIRA DE ROCHE is a Director and Past President of the Institute of IT Professionals and currently serves as Honorary Treasurer of the IITPSA. Moira made education a priority during her presidency.


PETER WAKER is the Manager of the Computer Olympiad. He has spent all his adult life in education – the last 35 years in IT and education. He is a founding member of the Computer Olympiad and manages the promotion and administration of the Olympiad.



 
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