Deandrew Moore – 2020 Calico Challenge Participant

Today we feature Deandrew Moore one of our 2020 Calico Challenge participants.

Hey there, I am Deandrew Moore, a first-generation college student pursuing a BSc. in Computer Science at The University of the West Indies, Mona. I am also a proud past student of the deCarteret College High School in Mandeville, Manchester.

I became familiar with the Palisadoes Foundation programme, Calico in first year. I applied but wasn’t accepted. This time however I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the programme and contributing to Jamaica’s open source development. The programme is one that will continue to elevate my Software Engineering journey, as it provides real-world exposure to the industry’s best practices.

My passion for technology also stretches to exposing youngsters from at-risk or underprivileged communities to tech and shifting their focus to the limitless possibilities there exists. That situation is one I can relate to, believing that no matter where you are from, you can rise above your circumstances. We must continue to bridge the gaps in our respect ways, as tech is important to Jamaica attaining the fourth industrial revolution and transitioning to a quaternary sector.

Outside of the tech space I love football, working out at the gym, trying new cuisines and enjoying nature.