Talawa API – Organization Mangement

Laurell Seville discusses his work during the 2020 Calico Challenge. He focused on providing support for the Talawa mobile app’s organization management features.

The Talawa application is meant to be a simple project and event management tool. It is suitable not only for community organizations such as churches and clubs, but also small businesses.

Events can be created in the calendar, with persons being assigned responsibilities and deadlines. There are news feed and chat features for additional community engagement.

Say for example a religious institution is planning a wedding. The event can be created, the faithful alerted, persons responsible for all aspects of the planning assigned, and registrations accepted. Talawa helps improve the management and engagement of the community. 

Let’s take a look at what the students did in 2020.

Talawa API – News and Events

Ranil Wallace discusses his work during the 2020 Calico Challenge. He focused on providing support for the Talawa mobile app’s news and events features.

The Talawa application is meant to be a simple project and event management tool. It is suitable not only for community organizations such as churches and clubs, but also small businesses.

Events can be created in the calendar, with persons being assigned responsibilities and deadlines. There are news feed and chat features for additional community engagement.

Say for example a religious institution is planning a wedding. The event can be created, the faithful alerted, persons responsible for all aspects of the planning assigned, and registrations accepted. Talawa helps improve the management and engagement of the community. 

Let’s take a look at what the students did in 2020.

Pattoo Mobile Project Review

Tahjyei Thompson and Shannon Henry discuss their work during the 2020 Calico Challenge.

Pattoo is a suite of software applications that gather and present time series data. In other words data that changes over time, this could be computer system performance, stock market prices or foreign exchange rates.

Specialized software agents collect this data and send it to the central pattoo server for storage. We also have guides on how to create agents for your specific needs.

The data on the central server can be accessed easily using either the Pattoo mobile app or via the web.

Let’s take a look at what the students did in 2020.

Tahjyei Thompson – 2020 Calico Challenge Participant

Tahjyei Thompson – 2020 Calico Challenge Participant

Tahjyei Thompson is an aspiring front end engineer who grew up with a passion for computers. After writing his first program at the age of 16 with little to no effort, his passion from computing burned brighter than ever. Former Wolmerian and current UWI Pelican pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Economics. His highest achievement to date is winning the NCB Innovation challenge where his team won the prize for best software solution in retail banking. With many more accolades behind, Tahjyei continues to live up to the Wolmerian legacy “Age Quod Agis”.

Dominic Henry – 2020 Calico Challenge Participant

We feature Dominic Henry one of our 2020 Calico Challenge participants.

I am Dominic Henry, who is currently an Undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Currently also a proud graduate of the excellent Wolmer’s Boys’ Highschool in which I completed 7 years.

I am a proud participant of the Calico Programme for Summer 2020, where I will be making contributions to the Pattoo project. I chose this project due to it’s technical nature and the depth of knowledge that it requires. These criteria helped me to choose this project as I excel in and love complex problems. The main goal of contributing to this project is to utilize concepts that I’ve learned during my time at UWI, as well as, to also broaden my field of knowledge in the scope of producing production ready software.

In my spare time I spend a lot of time reading and watching informative resources. This is especially important to me as I love to make informed decisions and have well formulated opinions on a given topic. I also spend a lot of my time managing my finances and increasing my knowledge on how to effectively invest and grow wealth.

My goals and aspirations beyond Calico and University is to be an innovator of sorts, and to push the Jamaican science and technological landscape. I would like to achieve through entrepreneurial ventures and scientific research.