Friday, April 16, 2010

IT Challenge over

It ran smoothly, so not much to report. Stellenbosch won, UKZN came second and UCT third. Now I get a week of holiday in Cape Town; too bad half my friends have moved to other places.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

IT Challenge 2010

I'm off to South Africa next week to help run the finals of the Standard Bank IT Challenge. This is a contest for teams of 4 university students. We've already run the heats to select one team from each of 9 universities; on Thursday the teams will meet at Standard Bank headquarters to do the final.

It's been some crazy hard work (including just about every free moment for the last week or two), but it should be a really great contest. We're hoping to have live standings during the contest (although we'll stop them an hour before the end) at (yes, that link won't work right now, and probably won't after the contest either).

After that it's off to Cape Town for a week of hard-earned relaxation.