Challenges in running a computer olympiad in South Africa
- Article: Challenges in running a computer olympiad in South Africa
- Author(s): Bruce Merry, Marco Gallotta, Carl Hultquist
- Journal: Olympiads in Informatics 2 (2008), 105-114
Abstract: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in South Africa lags behind that of the developed world, which poses challenges in running the South African Computer Olympiad (SACO). We present the three-round structure of the SACO as it is run today, focusing on the challenges it faces and the choices we have made to overcome them. We also include a few statistics and some historical background to the Olympiad, and sample questions may be found in the appendix.
Keywords: digital divide, olympiad in informatics, problem solving, South Africa, SACO
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