Claret School of Quezon City, my alma mater (grade school, 1994), is holding the Claret Extreme Challenge this October 28th, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. This year’s theme is Unity and Collaboration!
Participating schools are Miriam College, St. Mary’s College Quezon City, St. Theresa’s College Quezon City, Diliman Preparatory School, and St. Patrick’s School.
Participants get to face off on various contests, including web design, powerpoint design, speed typing, digital movie making, visual basic, an info tech quiz, and–get this–DoTA. Not only are the schools advocating the advancement of the more, umm, academic aspects of IT, they’re also getting into gaming.
And this is a good development, in my opinion. After all, you need a good amount of grey matter between your ears to be successful at strategy games, and you also need good communication for teamwork. I hear of people warning parents against the evils of computer games, but I’m of the opinion that games are only bad if you get addicted to them (as is anything).
Maybe I can get to pirate some of these kids someday for our MMORPG sites.