Two big Tech Conferences in the Caribbean next Week – One for Caribbean Developers and the other for Caribbean Businesses

cdxI don’t think they planned it that way, but April 10-12 are three action packed days for the Caribbean Developer Community and Caribbean Businesses.

Caribbean Digital Expo | April 10-11, 2013

On April 10th, the Caribbean Digital Expo staged by the Chike Farrell-led company Caribbean Ideas, will have its second annual conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It is billed as a way to help connect leaders of Caribbean organizations with cutting edge thinking on how digital technology (web and mobile in particular) can be used to drive positive business and marketing results. ” A true platform for digital education,” Farrell said.

CDX has a stellar lineup of international and regional speakers including luminaries from Youtube, Washington Post, and Techcrunch, renowned entrepreneurs such as Nihal Mehta, Founder of Local Response and Julian Hall of Over the two days it has workshops that caters to business, the public sector and entrepreneurs. See their agenda here. This is shaping up to be one of the must go to Caribbean Tech Conferences even though it happens after the Carnival season.

Then there is the tech conference for Caribbean developers.

developingthecaribbeanCaribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint | April 11-12, 2013

With Developing  the Caribbean as its core mantra, this annual tech conference for Developers and CodeSprint is geared towards connecting and educating Caribbean Developers and most importanly, inciting them to build things that matter. Spearheaded by Co-founder of Slashroots Foundation, Matthew McNaughton in association with luminaries from the University of the West Indies and other partners, it’s already the region’s largest tech conference clocking 900 attendees and 120 registered Caribbean developers last year. They are now covering 8 Caribbean counrties this year. Over the two days they have regional and international speakers plus a killer workshops on Data Journalism, which should be pretty cool. Get further details here.

We’ll be talking a bit more about these conferences next week.

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