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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. […]

Applications Olympiad goes online

The Applications Olympiad will be available online to all participants for the first time this year.   The Olympiad is for CAT learners, ICDL candidates and others who are computer literate. “We did a trial run with a few schools last year” explains Computer Olympiad Manager Peter Waker.  “Schools loved it;  no marking and detailed results […]

CIPS INTERVIEWS: Moira de Roche, Outstanding Multi-awarded Serial Social Entrepreneur and Senior Global Executive

INTERVIEWS by STEPHEN IBARAKI Moira de Roche, Outstanding Multi-awarded Serial Social Entrepreneur and Senior Global Executive This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Moira de Roche. Moira de Roche is an independent consultant with a focus on helping business and educational organizations design and develop learning programs, and measure the impact and return […]

Proposed ICT Sector B-BBEE Codes

Government Gazette 39726 has been published (see http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=39726), setting out the proposed ICT Sector BEE Codes for public comment. Please note that the period for comment is 60 days, not the 80 days shown in the Gazette. Interested parties may submit their comments to ICTsectorcode@thedti.gov.za

2016 Joburg Centre Skills Survey

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)’s Annual ICT Skills Survey for 2016 is under way. This is the 7th edition of this well-respected picture of skills requirements and skills acquisition in the vital all-enabling ICT sector in South Africa. If you have not yet responded to the on-line questionnaire, please do so as soon […]

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING COMES TO SCHOOLS

Computational Thinking is the skill learners need in subjects like Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Maths and Science. Some schools deliberately develop these skills.   One of the ways schools use to develop Computational Thinking is to take part in the annual Talent Search. This contest is part of the international Bebras Competition which annually […]

Immoral Professionals?

By Adrian Schofield PMIITPSA, FIITPSA We live in a troubled world, where most human endeavour is enabled by technology. Our activities, whether they are intended for good or evil outcomes, are magnified by the easy access to the digital tools that pervade our communities. We can use a hammer and chisel to create the finest […]

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