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Worldskills competition puts IT students to the test

Oct 08, 2009, 09:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda Conroy)

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"Paul Harapin, VMware Australia and New Zealand managing director, called the event the IT equivalent of MasterChef. “To use the MasterChef analogy, it’s not just about serving up the food, but it’s in the plating up and the presentation of it too,” Harapin said. VMware’s Dennis Lao, systems engineer, and Reid Purvis, VMware Systems Engineer, NSW Public Sector and Education, donned their aprons as event judges, to see if the proof was in the IT pudding.

"“When the VMware judges looked at the final installation and the way the Web server was set up, it came down to the fine technical details and overall skill to produce the final winner,” Harapin said. “At the tasting of the output, the feedback was very positive overall."

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