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Cisco Networking Academy congratulates winners of 2009 Canada and US NetRiders skills challenge


December 14, 2009
By Bruce Homan

Congratulations to the winners of the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders skills challenge, an interactive contest that gives technical education students the opportunity to showcase their IT and networking skills. It also recognizes excellence among the students. More than 600 participants from across Canada and the US competed in the challenge, which consisted of three rounds culminating in a virtual event on Nov. 20.

Chris Cowie and Danny Machnik of Durham College in Oshawa, Ont. placed
second and were awarded a grand-prize trip to Cisco headquarters in San
Jose, Calif. There they will join other international winners and have
the opportunity to meet with Cisco executives and tour the company’s
offices, the Stanford University campus and attractions in San
Francisco.

Berthold Verress and Vincent Séguin of Cégep de l’Outaouais in Quebec placed eighth in the event.