Jamaicans Replicating Google’s Summer of Code

The Palisadoes Foundation was featured in the Jamaica Observer today in an article titled “Jamaicans replicating Google’s Summer of Code“. You can download the PDF version here.

Here are some key observations from our student organizers in Jamaica.

“The programme has mentorships and workshops and it was right up UTech’s alley because at the time that was what we were working on. The expansion, however, has widened the horizon of what we can offer to students,” Chairman of UTech IEEE Student Branch, Jordan Jones.


“We were searching for a project that aligns with our vision and one that would make an impact on a cross section of students and not just members of the club”, Shane Richards, president of the UWI, Mona Computing Society, “we are eager to show others that a project like this can be successfully completed by students and it is not as difficult as it appears to be.”

About the Palisadoes Initiative

The Palisadoes initiative 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.