22 - 27 August 2019

IT Software Solutions for Business

IT software solutions professionals create new systems and modify existing ones to provide software solutions to large and small businesses. This can involve creating completely new systems or modifying existing ones, working as part of the team responsible for analysis and design, construction, testing, and maintenance.

The use of IT software requires practical, theoretical and even mathematical knowledge, as well as problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of word processing programs, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software is important. Professionals in this area also need to be able to plan, be aware of acknowledged industry standards, link data across programs and create voices, video and animation files. This field changes rapidly making it essential to keep on top of the latest developments in the industry to best serve clients.

The main reason for the growth in need for IT software solutions professionals is a large increase in the demand for computer software in the business sector. Threats to computer security also result in more investment in security software to protect computer networks and electronic infrastructure.

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Competitors and results

JIA-HE TU

Chinese Taipei

754

Hengky Sanjaya

Indonesia

751

Mahyar Jabari

Iran

742

Fun facts

Ada Lovelace (Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace) is commonly regarded as the first programmer. She wrote the world’s first computer program. The computer language Ada was named after her.

ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first electronic computer built in the USA in 1945. It contained 17,000 vacuum tubes, weighed more than 27 tonnes, and cost $480 000.

Rubber duck debugging is a method of code debugging used by software developers: the programmer explains to a rubber duck how the code operates line-by-line, identifying the gaps in the code in the process.

The first high-level programming language Fortran (FORmula TRANslator) was developed in 1954-1957 at IBM by John Backus and his team and was intended for research and engineering calculations.

IT-specialists spend about 25% of their work time trying to figure out how the end user will interact with the program, application, or website.

There are about 8,500 programming languages in the world, but only a dozen of them are used on a regular basis.

What happens during a skill competition?
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Competitors receive a test project
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Competitors execute a test project and deliver a complete/incomplete work by a stated deadline
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A group of Experts assesses competitors’ test projects in accordance with WSI standarts
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Results are calculated via information system and a list of winners is generated
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Winners are awarded during a Closing Ceremony

Quotes

Anna Derbeneva (Russia)
Anna Derbeneva (Russia)
Competitor at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

I developed problem-solving and algorithmic thinking skills. With those skills, you can solve any problem. Now I save my own time — I can easily get rid of boring monotonous work with my programming skills.

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