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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 […]

UTech and UWI receive JA$12M* computer network equipment from Palisadoes Foundation

Reprinted from the Jamaica Observer article: UTech and UWI receive $12-m computer network equipment from Palisadoes Foundation. (PDF) The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and t he University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, campus, last week received a donation of computer network equipment valued at over JA$12 million* from the Palisadoes Foundation. The foundation […]

UTech Jamaica and UWI, Mona Receive JA$12M* Computer Network Equipment from Palisadoes Foundation

Reposted from the UTech website. (PDF). The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) and the University of the West Indies (Mona) campus today, Friday, January 19, received a donation of computer network equipment valued at over JA$12M* from the USA based Palisadoes Foundation (LLC). The Palisadoes Foundation is a registered company in the state of […]

The Best of the Different

The text of the speech by Peter Harrison, President, The Palisadoes Foundation at the formal handing over ceremony of a donation of server equipment to the University of Technology, Jamaica and the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. I was a teenage Reggae fan, and Reggae music wasn’t played on Sunday radio. Sundays […]