#ICYMI: Top Caribbean Tech News Stories To Know Today

CARIBBEAN TECH EVENTS COMING UP

 

Kingstoon Animation & Film Festivalkingstoonanimatingcreativity

The Caribbean’s largest conference on animation. From Screenings to Seminars, Panels, Workshops and Master Classes.

Date: March 12-13, 2016
Location: Kingston, Jamaica

 

 

womeinenergyconfWomen in Energy Conference Jamaica

This conference is designed to engage women who are involved in this important industry of energy to utilize their full voices to address the challenges and opportunities globally.

Date: March 10-11
Location: Kingston, Jamaica

 

 

arinpolicyforumArin on Policy

ARIN Policy Development Forum in Jamaica Apr 17th to 20th 2016.
Date: April 17th-20th
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

CaribNOGCaribNog

Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) 11th Regional Gathering in Jamaica Apr 20th to 22nd 2016  in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The event is supported by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the Packet Clearing House (PCH) and The BrightPath Foundation.

Date: Apr 20th-22nd 2016
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

The CALICO Project

The Jamaica Technology Task Force officially launched The Calico Project at UWI on February 18, 2016. Calico will offer students a stipend to write software code for various international open source software projects during the summer.

Applications open March 14 – March 25, 2016.

Sponsors are needed to support each student’s $500 stipend. All sponsorships are tax deductible through the new Palisadoes Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Contact Peter Harrison, peter@palisadoes.org

 

Caribbean Tech News You Gotta Know About

  1. Jamaica has changed governments, has a new Energy, Science and Technology Minister in Dr Andrew Wheatley and they have published their 10point focus for ICT in Jamaica. It covers plans such as a Technology Innovation Fund, More Tech in Schools, Digitizing Government, New Data Legislation. See details here.
  2. Mobile Wallet Launched in Barbados

 

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