Get Ready For Calico 2020!

This is the fifth year of our annual Calico Challenge. RealDecoy manager, Michael Dann, made a presentation about the importance of the internship program to both UWI and UTech students.

The turn out at both events was strong and as you can see we had a little fun!

UTech IEEE Student Branch

February 6, 2020

UWI Computing Society

February 13, 2020

About the UTech IEEE Student Branch
Like the IEEE, the branch’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The club is the first IEEE student branch to be registered in Jamaica. The meets on Thursdays from 3-4 pm, during the University’s Clubs & Societies’ time in room 1B3 – Engineering Building, first floor. Team members can sometimes be found in our “IEEE lab” – 1A64, across from the Telecommunications Lab also on the Engineering building. The active membership continues Utech’s trend of excellence and innovation, developing young minds to create a better Jamaica.

About The UWI Mona Computing Society
The vision for this society is to become a launching pad for the development and exposure of the computing students of the University of the West Indies, with particular focus on undergraduate students. This Society is also envisioned to be a medium by which the university population and the wider society may become more computer literate as well as educated in the efficient use of ICT in the industry and the wider society.

About the Calico Challenge
Calico was conceived by The Palisadoes Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Diaspora Technology Task Force. There has been close technical collaboration between the Foundation; the University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Computing, Mona; the UWI Computing Society; and the University of Technology IEEE Students Branch to identify open source projects, student sub-projects and mentors.

About the Palisadoes Foundation
The California-based Palisadoes Foundation aims to provide new avenues of promoting Jamaica’s technology businesses and talent by using a series of programs which create increased awareness of the island’s abilities in the global marketplace.