Jason Gayle – 2020 Calico Challenge Participant

We feature Jason Gayle one of our 2020 Calico Challenge participants.

I’m Jason Gayle, a proud alumnus of St. Catherine high and a first-year student enrolled at the University of the West Indies (UWI) pursuing a BSc in Computer Science with a minor in statistics.

I was accepted into the Calico challenge in May. 2020, and so far, it has been a major stepping stone for me in my journey as a developer, as it has allowed me to improve my skills at an astonishing rate. Currently, I am working on the Pattoo project and I aim to make significant contributions in improving the overall security and usability of Pattoo throughout the Calico Challenge.

I’m mainly interested in AI development and cybersecurity, and the Calico challenge has been a major step for me in getting closer to this goal. Moreover, in the long run, I hope to work in the field of Computational Neuroscience in hopes of fully mapping the structure of the brain. However, at the moment I have been mainly exploring server-side programming with Flask and file manipulation on Linux for Pattoo.

Finally, outside of programming, I tend to spend most of my free time practicing playing the guitar and working on my photography skills.