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Programming Olympiad for Schools

– PROGRAMMING OLYMPIAD – Many learners can code these days.  Some teach themselves;  some take MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); but most take IT (Information Technology) at school.  All of them will soon be able to measure their programming skills against the other learners in South African Programming Olympiad. – Any language – The First […]

WSIS Forum Outcomes May 2016

– The WSIS 2016 Forum was held in Geneva Switzerland from 02 to 06 May 2016 and was attended by our very own Director and Honorary Treasurer Ms Moira de Roche, who is also the Deputy Chairperson of IFIP’s IP3. The outcomes of the Forum may be accessed at https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Outcomes/#ft – Notable amongst the outcomes […]

Online IT courses

Presented by the Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria – Whether you need to maintain technological momentum by increasing your knowledge, keep abreast of the latest developments in the ICT sector, or if you wish to become an expert IT specialist, we have the ideal course for you. – Our online IT courses are registered […]

President’s Podium

– I had an opportunity to give a brief talk at the recent IDC CIO summit and thought I would share an extract of my speech with you. – “We’ve experienced so much negativity in our country over the past few months. In 2015 we had finance ministers coming out of our ears.  And let’s […]

Outcomes |WSIS Forum 2016

The WSIS Forum 2016 was held from the 2-6 May 2016 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva. This year the Forum attracted more than 1800 WSIS Stakeholders from more than 150 countries. Several high-level representatives of the wider WSIS Stakeholder community graced the Forum with more than 85 ministers and deputies, several ambassadors, CEOs and […]

Online IT courses

Online IT courses – Presented by the Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria Whether you need to maintain technological momentum by increasing your knowledge, keep abreast of the latest developments in the ICT sector, or if you wish to become an expert IT specialist, we have the ideal course for you. – Our online IT […]

WCIT 2016

(WITSA).  For the past 38 years, WITSA has hosted a major event called the World Congress on IT (WCIT). This year the WCIT will take place in Brasilia, Brasil.  All WITSA members are encouraged to attend this premier event. The congress offers a unique global business opportunity for delegates. You will be receiving a information […]

IFIP Policy Statement based on the work of the IFIP Domain Committee on Cloud Computing (DCCC)

Towards a HumanCentred Cloud Computing: an International Perspective on the Public Interest The paradigm shift as a result of cloud computing has been addressed by IFIP and has lead to some observations that deserve follow up work.  Looking at Cloud Computing as a SocioTecnical System, it is transforming the global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) […]

President’s Podium – Digital Detox . . . continued

In the previous newsletter I spoke about my digital addiction and fear of missing out (FOMO). Upon reading the newsletter, one of my colleagues introduced me to the Pomodoro Technique. The fundamentals of the Pomodoro Technique are simple. You just need to choose a task you’d like to get done. Set a timer for 25 […]

OLYMPIAD “OLD BOYS” WIN SBITC HEATS

To have past Programming Olympiad finalists as members of teams in the Standard Bank IT Challenge for Universities is quite usual.  Often these teams end up making it to the Finals and even winning the Finals.  However, this is the first time that a winning team has been made up entirely of past Olympiad finalists. […]

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