Microsoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet software in the world. A competition was held in order to see who was the most proficient user of Microsoft Excel 2007. And the world champion in Microsoft Excel is a 15 year old girl, Rebecca Rickwood, from UK. There were 228,000 competitors in the championship from 57 different countries.
Competitors were required to perform timed tests to demonstrate their skill at making spreadsheets. Rebecca was presented with her $5000 prize yesterday at a ceremony in San Diego, California.
After becoming the world champion, she said, “I heard my name read out in first place and I just couldn’t believe it. I’m ecstatic, I just can’t believe I won and now I’m world champion. It’s a day I’ll never forget,”. Here’s the video of her interview: