Having predicted election outcomes for 9 News since the 1980s, Margie Cook let a small group of CS students in on industry secrets regarding how professionals approach election analysis and the formation of predictions. We enjoyed hearing about her experiences, the election guide and how it helps with predictions. It was very interesting to learn about how Channel 9 and ABC allocate votes after a redistribution and how they makes predictions on the election. Funnily enough, it wasn’t too far off how we’d been doing it in Order From Chaos! We’ll all be interested to see what becomes of our predictions as Saturday night’s results come in.

Leon Bishop (Year 11) and Jayden Squires (Year 10)