Author: Devin Pickell

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Women-led coding and design non-profit based in Chicago expands their free coding camps to girls in Kingston, Jamaica
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Women-led coding and design non-profit based in Chicago expands their free coding camps to girls in Kingston, Jamaica

Brave Initiatives, a Chicago-based nonprofit that offers free coding, design and leadership camps in the U.S. for girls, announced today that it will expand the program to Jamaica with the first weeklong camp starting in Kingston on August 14, 2017. Anna Bethune, a native of Kingston and one of three co-founders at Brave Initiatives, said the Jamaica expansion is part of a global initiative to educate high school girls about the role technology plays in providing solutions to important social issues. Brave Initiatives also focuses on diversifying the fields of computer science and technology, which are traditionally male-dominated. “The needs in Jamaica are very different than they are in the U.S.,” said Bethune, highlighting the importance of the hosting the free camps and workshops...
Caribbean’s Logic to Radically Transform Marketing and Customer Support Efficiency and Effectiveness with Calix Cloud
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Caribbean’s Logic to Radically Transform Marketing and Customer Support Efficiency and Effectiveness with Calix Cloud

Subscriber experience focused service provider turns to Calix Marketing Cloud and Calix Support Cloud to delight its subscribers and streamline internal operations PUNTA CANA, DR – July 17, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that Logic, one of the Caribbean’s premier service providers, has selected Calix Marketing Cloud (CMC) and Calix Support Cloud (CSC) to enhance existing GigaCenter deployments and deliver an unmatched subscriber experience in the Cayman Islands. Logic is using behavioral analytics and business intelligence insights provided by these two Calix Cloud services to optimize every subscriber interaction. CMC allows Logic to target the right subscribers with the right service to match their needs, whil...
SmartTerm Takes up Challenge to Streamline Caribbean Education Process
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SmartTerm Takes up Challenge to Streamline Caribbean Education Process

Upon being appointed the Minister of Education of Jamaica, Senator Ruel Reid asserted that parents needed to be more involved in the education and development of their children--in order for teachers to make a bigger impact in the classroom-- and that education begins in the home. In order for this to be done, there are a number of strategies that need to be employed, but one thing is still missing: a system that brings it all together. SmartTerm is that system. SmartTerm is a cohesive web and mobile school and learning management system that connects administration, teachers, students and parents. SmartTerm streamlines schools’ academic and administrative processes, including subject management, financial management, and personnel management, etc. According to a survey conducted by ...
eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders
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eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders

Cayman-based eShore Ltd has helped inspire 15 IT security professionals to obtain the industry accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in a 5-day, on-island bootcamp with instructor Jay Ranade. IT security professionals from leading organisations including Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), Fidelity Bank and XSOMO International joined the 1-to-1 interactive and web-based session. With IT security, cyber threats, and new CIMA guidelines on everyone’s mind, eShore Ltd offered the opportunity to leading Caribbean businesses who are looking to strengthen their information security program and protect their data from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Polly Pickering, Managing Director at eShore Ltd, said: “It was good to see so many...
Cable & Wireless & WhatsApp Sign Partnership
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Cable & Wireless & WhatsApp Sign Partnership

Cable & Wireless (C&W) and WhatsApp have entered into a strategic marketing partnership. A first for the Caribbean, this exciting deal offers C&W customers access to the full range of WhatsApp features across the company’s networks. As a result of this partnership, C&W will introduce a suite of innovative packages with additional benefits for customers, which will be unveiled across all its markets in the coming months. Cable & Wireless’s brands – Flow, BTC, and LIME – are currently the only officially authorized providers of WhatsApp data bundles in the Caribbean region. The agreement between Cable & Wireless with the world’s leading mobile messenger application, WhatsApp, highlights C&W’s commitment to bring the best value to customers through strategic ...
Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development
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Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development

The lack of racial diversity in the tech industry is a big problem, one that Silicon Valley’s largest firms are trying to solve. For companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, a more diverse workplace means a better grasp of what customers want, which translates into increased sales and bigger profits. The Caribbean region, with its diverse population, stands to benefit from this turning tide, but the region’s capacity to seize the opportunity still depends on the ability of its leaders to make some critical choices. How should Caribbean leaders take advantage of this and other opportunities presented by the global tech industry? Part of the answer must be a deliberate decision to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM education. ...
Filter Your Words, Not Just Your Photos
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Filter Your Words, Not Just Your Photos

#Riverton. Since that fateful day when once again flames engulfed the Riverton Dump the usually robust Jamaican social media space was once again a buzz with over 17,000 tweets going out between March 10th and April 5th 2015 (stats courtesy of Topsy Analytics). Thousands of tweets and posts displaying an array of the emotions of the public spewed forth condemning all and sundry and the Twitter-verse was in a tizzy. Then came the announcement of Obama’s visit and BOOM! the local internet scene exploded. From hilarious videos, to online “polls” and memes the Jamaican social public let loose. But as I scrolled through my timeline and I tittered along to some of the more funny posts about the visit and the preparation activities I could not ignore the darker under belly of some of the posts...
New Year, New You? Get a New App! #NYResolution Check-in
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New Year, New You? Get a New App! #NYResolution Check-in

Here we are. Its mid February and i am in shock. Just yesterday i was rolling over to the dawn of a whole new year and some how, between the yawning and stretching, a month ran past! Apart of that rolling over into the New Year process began with me doing something that a bazillion other people across the world did also. We put pen to paper and with blooms of promise budding in our hearts we wrote words of hope for what our 2015 would look like (mostly about what our abs and bank accounts would look for the most part). Yes, those things. Resolutions. Exciting to write but oh so difficult to keep. Or are they? I sat down and spoke to a few people just like me and you who have been working on keeping their resolution achievement on track with a few apps that maybe you would find useful...