[ubuntu-za] Sa computer olympiad

Alf Stockton alf at stockton.co.za
Wed Sep 30 11:33:56 BST 2009

Hilton Theunissen wrote:
> So this story is really exciting.
>> http://www.it-online.co.za/content/view/1391339/142/
> Now the question is really, Is the results so overwhelming because they 
> used Python instead of Delphi, VB, Java,etc?
> Then 2nd question is that Python is not taught or recognised a 
> programming language by the National Department of Education. If it 
> contributed to better learner software development skills, then why not?
Not sure that & I quote the article
Shuttleworth wants to encourage other young South Africans to have the same 
opportunities he had and therefore donates R100 000.00 prize money annually 
for Computer Olympiad finalists who use Python.
end quote
does not have a lot to do with why Python was the selected language.

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