Santa Clara, CA: The Palisadoes Foundation, is pleased to announces the JMMB Group as the first local Jamaican company to sponsor Project Calico.
“Joint sponsorship from local and overseas companies and individuals is a key component to the success of Project Calico. In addition to the nation building goals, it introduces sponsors to each other and creates closer ties between Jamaicans locally and abroad. I can think of at least two continuing conversations between local partners and sponsors in the US.” stated Peter Harrison, President of the Palisadoes Foundation. “This is a an important component of the industry’s development.”
Project Calico was launched on February 18, 2016 by The Palisadoes Foundation in association with the University of the West Indies Mona Computing Society and the University of Technology student branch of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is launching ‘Calico’, a program to offer Jamaican students a stipend to write software code for various international open source software projects during the summer holidays.
Calico is a program modeled on Google’s Summer of Code which offers post-secondary students around the world a chance to earn money by writing software code and learning about open source development, while being guided by a mentor. All Calico projects have a Jamaican connection. The total stipend for students participating in Calico is USD $500.
About the JMMB Group
The JMMB Group is one of the leading financial groups in the Caribbean, serving approximately 220,000 clients in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic combined. The JMMB Group provides a broad range of financial solutions including: investments; banking; remittances; and insurance brokering, to individual, corporate and institutional clients.
About the Palisadoes Foundation
The Palisadoes Foundation aims to provide new avenues to promote Jamaica’s technology businesses and talent using a series of programs aimed at creating increased awareness of the island’s abilities in the global marketplace.