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Symptai Consulting Sponsors the 2019 Calico Challenge

Santa Clara, California: April 29, 2019 – Symptai Consulting Ltd announced its USD1500 sponsorship of the Palisadoes Foundation’s fourth annual Calico Challenge. This marks the conclusion of a successful collaboration between Symptai, the Jamaica Computing Society, the Palisadoes Foundation, the UWI Computing Society and the University of Technology IEEE Student Branch. The Calico Challenge is […]

Matthew Patterson – 2019 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Matthew Patterson one of our 2019 Calico Challenge participants. My name is Matthew Andrew Oswald Patterson. I attended St. George’s College and I am now pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the University of The West Indies (UWI) Mona. I applied to the Calico program so that I can receive guidance […]

Ranil Wallace – 2019 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Ranil Wallace one of our 2019 Calico Challenge participants. My name is Ranil Wallace, a second year student at the University of Technology, Jamaica, pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. One of my favourite things to do is problem solving. It is something that I am good at, which is why […]

Dominc Mills – 2019 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Dominic Mills one of our 2019 Calico Challenge participants. Dominic is a burgeoning mathematician and science enthusiast that has a vested interest in developing cost-effective educational tools to enhance science education and communication in the developing world. He has a BSc. from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, a postgraduate […]

Announcing the 2019 Calico Challenge Awardees

Santa Clara, California: April 22, 2019: The Palisadoes Foundation today announced the 6 student awardees to participate in the fourth annual Calico Challenge. The Calico Challenge is a summer work study program for computer science students in Jamaica. Each selected student works on enhancing open source software used internationally under the guidance of a Jamaican […]

The 2018 Calico Challenge Report

In keeping with our policy of transparency we have made the 2018 Calico Challenge Review is available for download here. It was our third year of running the event and much was learned. Sponsorships rose which allowed us to have a modest reserve fund in the event of unforeseen events that could impact donations. Our […]

Meet Volunteer Gabrielle Higgins

A big welcome to Gabrielle Higgins, our latest volunteer! My name is Gabrielle Higgins. I am a second year student at UWI, Mona pursuing a BSc in Computer Science. Originally my plan had been to major in Biochemistry and minor in either Computer Science, but the more I practiced programming the more I fell in […]

Project Quito

Quito is a new project for the 2019 Calico Challenge. It is a modular open source project to manage the member operations of religious institutions, not necessarily limited to churches. The project aims to provide churches with better demographic data of their congregations, improved facilities management, easier recall of volunteer skills, and more. There are […]

The Calico Challenge expands in 2019

We’ve started the New Year with great news! In January we visited both the UTech and UWI student computing clubs in which staff from RealDecoy discussed the key skills software developers will need to be successful in their careers. The need to be up to date and curious about how the latest technologies work was […]

We’re Participating in GivingTuesday 2018

  #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There are many […]