Matthew Purcell, best known in Canberra as the "The Silicon Kid", for his computer column in the Canberra Times newspaper, has won the inaugural ACT Pearcey Award for Young Achievers. The Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, handed Matthew the award last night.
Matthew is the ICT Manager at Canberra Grammar School. He was one of my students for e-commerce at ANU and I am delighted to see took the lessons about metadata to heart in designing the school's web site. He has promised to give me some tips on how e-leaning is being implemented at the school.
The award commemorates Australian ICT pioneer Dr Trevor Pearcey. He lead the team which build the world's fourth computer, CSIR Mark 1 (CSIRAC), which is on display in the Muuseum of Victoria.