Love spreadsheets? Probably not as much as this Brit who excelled at The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship – Yes, it’s really a thing.

Do Vlookups get you hot?  Pivot tables put you in a spin?  Well, how about competing against half a million other Microsoft Office wizards?

That is exactly what 22 year old Sam Millar from Fife did –  and he only came away with second place in the world!

The Microsoft Office World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Over 500,000 contenders descended on the conference in Anaheim, California. Sam, a student from University of St Andrews came second place in the Excel design contest. Finalists were given 50 minutes to recreate a complex spreadsheet from scratch, no easy task!

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