Enter computer olympiad

Primary and high schools can take part in the SA Computer Olympiad’s 2018 Coding Olympiad, a problem-solving contest for pupils who can write code.

The first round takes place at the schools from Monday August 13 to Friday August 17.

Pupils have to solve three problems in an hour and those who perform well are invited to a second round, which also takes place at school, on Wednesday September 5 when they will have one and a half hours to write programs to solve four problems.

The top 10 to 15 finalists then compete at the Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre in Johannesburg from Saturday September 29 to Sunday September 30. Olympiad manager, Michael Cameron says: “All who enter can have fun working out the answers. The challenge is to write a simple programme to make the computer do the hard work,” he said.

Schools can visit www.olympiad.org.za to register.