Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

From winning Programming Olympiad to Tech start-up success

– Earlier this year Ralf Kistner, double winner of the Gold Medal in the South African Programming Olympiad (2005 and 2006), led a team from his start-up company to success in Paris in the Google Hash Code 2016 Competition winning third place worldwide against 51 other teams from 22 countries. – In addition to his […]

Celebrating IT brilliance through recognition and reward

– October 11th, 2016, Published in Articles: EngineerIT – The adjudication process for the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa’s 2016 President’s Awards has kicked off. As part of the process, the public is being given the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates for the IT Personality of the Year and the Visionary CIO […]

Cape pupils in a coding clean sweep

– – Cape Times / 16 October 2016, 9:45pm – Staff Writer – WESTERN Cape pupils have dominated this year’s Standard Bank Programming Olympiad, clinching all six medals up for grabs. – The annual coding contest, attended by 6 941 pupils from high schools across the country, saw South African College School (SACS) matric pupil Bronson […]

Campus uncertainty affects Olympiad

  It is not only the future of the 2016 academic year that hangs in the balance;  other organisations using campus facilities are affected too.   What do you do when you have booked accommodation and paid for learners to fly in from all over the country, and with less than a week to go, […]

IITPSA Director recognized by IFIP

– Moira de Roche, IITPSA Director and current Honorary Treasurer, will receive the IFIP Silver Core Award. – The 2016 IFIP General Assembly unanimously approved the proposal to award Moira de Roche (IITPSA Director), Stephen Ibaraki and Brenda Aynsley the IFIP Silver Core for their contributions to IFIP and IP3. – They will receive their […]

In memoriam – Ryn Bodde

– Ryn Bodde, who many members will remember fondly, passed away on 7 September 2016. Ryn Joined the then CSSA in May 1973. He was re-graded to Full Member in October 1994, and was elected as a Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa in recognition of exceptional services rendered to the National Communications […]

The greatest risk facing IT professionals!

– PIFRS has been the Leading Specialist Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance Broker and Risk Advisor for than 30 years. – We have established a specialist PI scheme for IITPSA members that will protect them against the greatest risk facing most professionals – What is Professional Indemnity Insurance “PI”? – A PI policy covers You as […]

Public participation is open for 2016 IT Personality, Visionary CIO

– The top 10 finalists have been announced and public participation is open for IITPSA’s 2016 IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards. – The prestigious annual accolades are presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa. – This year […]

Introducing Professionalism in ICTs to Computer Science Students at UP

– Tony Parry, CEO of the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa, visited the main Campus of the University of Pretoria on 14 September 2016 and addressed two classes of second year Computer Science Students on the importance of professionalism in ICTs and of acting professionally in the work place. Tony noted that ‘professionalism’ does […]

IFIP Partners with XPRIZE in Support of IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE

– The global ICT professional association, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), has signed a formal Advocate Partnership Agreement with XPRIZE to leverage its extensive membership and relationship base in support of the new $5M IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI) XPRIZE competition. – XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announced the new AI […]

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