News Byte: Caribbean tech minds put to the test at the Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint

DevelopingtheCaribbeanTODAY: Developing the Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint 2013 Official Launches at The Life Science Conference Room, Natural Sciences Building, UWI St Augustine, 10:00 am EST.

CARIBBEAN-Software developers from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Martinique, Cuba, Suriname, Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic and Guyana will this month compete to build solutions to social problems using open data. The competition is part of an upcoming annual event, hosted by the Department of Computing and Information Technology of The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, in partnership with the SlashRoots Foundation. The Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint, which will take place on April 11 and 12, is a regional technology event, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. Described as the largest technology conference in the region, the event attracted 900 attendees and 120 registered developers from five islands in 2012. More