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News from IITPSA – October 2017

President’s Podium   September was a buzz of activity in Sri Lanka’s ICT community. Fellow IITPSA colleagues and I attended IP3 meetings, the IFIP General Assembly and presented at the SEARCC and Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) ICT Conference. South Africa was well represented at the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) General Assembly. […]

Can we wait for Miracles – Piet Opperman – October 2017 newsletter piece

    I first become aware of the possibility of a career in computers in late 1965. I was being interviewed for a bursary at Iscor — I was about to write my matric exams. There were a number of other boys there, and they warned me that the interview panel would try to test […]

Three medals for SA team in Iran contest

South Africa was the top programming team in Africa, finishing ahead of Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia in a computer programming contest, the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). South Africa was also the only African team to bring home IOI medals from Tehran. The three bronze medal winners, all now at UCT, were in Gr 12 […]

IITPSA celebrates its 60th Anniversary

The Institute of IT Professionals IITPSA, has been around for 60 years!The Institute of IT Professionals IITPSA, has been around for 60 years!Previously known as Computer Society South Africa, the founder and first President of the Society was Cecil John Aspinall, known as John. Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1918, John joined Hollerith Tabulators. Henry Hollerith […]