Microsoft Access Skills Included In The Office Event
"Most of us are never going to make it to the Olympics. But for fast typers who know how to work a spreadsheet, there's
a whole other kind of world championship up for grabs. For 16 years, tech-savvy teens have convened at the Microsoft Office
Specialist World Championship, an annual cutthroat competition that gathers the best and brightest Microsoft Office whiz kids
from around the globe.
At this year's competition, the first-place trophy in Microsoft Excel went to an American for the first time:
John Dumoulin, a 17-year-old rising senior from Woodbridge, Virginia. Dumoulin was among 150 participants from 49 countries who
descended on Anaheim, California, last week for the final round. They beat out more than 560,000 candidates from 122 countries
who had entered the competition. "I wasn't initially totally expecting to win, just because I know the competition is pretty
fierce. It's the best in the world from every country." he told CNN."
From CNN Article"
on the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship.
Takeaway - MS Access programming in Office is not just for college grads or old time computer geeks. Although not mentioned in this
article, yes - the skills competition does include working with MS Access.
Not every computer nerd spends their time play video games. Most highly skilled programmers start at an early age. Microsoft
continues to encourage students to learn how to program database, spreadsheet, email, and documents. Way to go Anaheim, CA for hosting
this excellent event, who knows, maybe soon the best young Microsoft Access programmer will come from Anaheim, CA.