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The NCB Foundation Sponsors the 2018 Calico Challenge

Santa Clara, California: August 18, 2018 – The N.C.B. Foundation (NCBF) announces its US$5,000 sponsorship of the Palisadoes Foundation’s third annual Calico Challenge. This demonstrates NCBF’s commitment to nation building by strengthening all levels of Jamaican education through a partnership that provides practical experience to students in using cutting edge STEM methodologies which are vital […]

Shannika Jackson – 2018 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Shannika Jackson one of our 2018 Calico Challenge participants. Shannika Jackson is a Kingston based student of technology who holds a BSc. in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. She presently pursues an MSc. in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies and has worked for eight years […]

Calico Volunteer Silicon Valley “Selfie Tour”

Palisadoes Foundation volunteers Orandi Harris and Jamel Reid recently visited Silicon Valley for business. They both work for QualityWorks in Jamaica. Orandi gave a presentation at the international Node Summit on advanced software testing techniques. We took them on a fun selfie tour of Silicon Valley after the presentation!            

The GraceKennedy Foundation Sponsors the 2018 Calico Challenge

Santa Clara, California: July 7, 2018 – The GraceKennedy Foundation announces its US$1,500 sponsorship of the Palisadoes Foundation’s third annual Calico Challenge. This step furthers the GraceKennedy mission of enhancing the well-being of Jamaicans through educational opportunities. In addition, this commitment celebrates the successful collaboration between GraceKennedy, the Jamaica Computing Society, the Palisadoes Foundation, the […]

Silicon Valley Event Raises Funds For Calico 2019 Students

The Palisadoes Foundation had its first Silicon Valley fundraising event on June 9, 2018 in San Jose. Enough funds were raised via social media, email campaigns and the event itself to fully sponsor one of our 2019 Calico Challenge students. Catering was donated by two stellar Bay Area establishments, Kingston 11 Cuisine whose jerk chicken […]

Focus on Cleon Mullings – 2018 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Cleon Mullings one of our 2018 Calico Challenge participants. Here is some insight into Cleon’s views on technology. “My name is Cleon J. Mullings, a first year student at the University of the West Indies who is pursuing a double major in Software Engineering and Medical Physics. I enjoy math, and tinkering with […]

Focus on Jhamali Vassell – 2018 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Jhamali Vassell one of our 2018 Calico Challenge participants. Here is some insight into Jhamali’s views on technology. “My name is Jhamali Devante Vassell, 22. I went Glenmuir High from 2008 t0 2015. I currently attend the University of the West Indies(UWI), Mona, Majoring in Computer Science and Electronics. I became a […]

Interview with Javon Davis, Jamaican Software Engineer

We interview software engineer, Javon Davis, a past participant in the Calico Challenge. He speaks about his impressions of the Jamaican software industry focusing on how both employees and companies can become globally competitive given the online resources now available. Javon also discusses job search strategies to be recognized by international companies as potential employees […]

Can you Market a Nonprofit on Social Media?

The Palisadoes Foundation was conceived by a group of Jamaican technology professionals interested in assisting in the continued development new and existing technologies in Jamaica. We know Jamaica can produce world class software engineers and have been proving this in our outreach activities since 2014. A signature program of our nonprofit is the annual Calico […]

Jhamali Vassell – Palisadoes Student Volunteer at UWI

My name is Jhamali Devante Vassell. I went Glenmuir High, established in 1955, and remains one of the top performing schools in Jamaica. I currently attend the University of the West Indies(UWI), Mona, majoring in Computer Science and Electronics. I became a volunteer for the Palisadoes Foundation September 2017. I became familiar with the organization […]