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Huawei Seeds of the Future Program promoting Tech4Good for UWI and UTECH Students
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Huawei Seeds of the Future Program promoting Tech4Good for UWI and UTECH Students

“We also welcome students from different faculty or majors to join, allowing them to understand technology and digitalization within a cross-discipline context.” - Huawei commenting on the 5th annual staging ‘Seeds of the Future’ programme. Telecom Giants Huawei will once again be accommodating students from both the University of the West Indies and The University of Technology for its 5th annual staging ‘Seeds of the Future’ programme. Huawei Jamaica has partnered with these universities since 2017, providing the opportunity for students to learn about Huawei’s international business culture at the company’s headquarters. This trip has continuously benefitted students as the course of the programme focuses on information communication technology (ICT), preparing them for their vent...
JAMNAV launches API to allow developers to tap into Geospatial Data
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JAMNAV launches API to allow developers to tap into Geospatial Data

JAMNAV is a service by Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), at the University of the West Indies. It provides a GPS navigation map for Jamaica which allows users street-level, voice-assisted, turn-by-turn navigation from a start point to any local destination. Thier primary product is the sale of Jamaica's location data to GARMIN devices but recently JAMNAV has launched their API. An API or application programming interface allows software develops to tap into JAMNAV's location data and use this data in their own creations. This can range from mobile apps to enterprise level software solutions. The service requires a licensing fee of US$17 a month or US$200 a year. There is then a fee per data request depending on the desired tier. The licensing fee plus data request fee seems a litt...
Mash Di Button: Road to VXG – Fighting Game Tournament in Jamaica
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Mash Di Button: Road to VXG – Fighting Game Tournament in Jamaica

Fighter's Allegiance Jamaica, in association with VXG, The Spot Sports Bar and Grill -UWI, Enhanced Realizm, Str8 Games and Yardie 876 Gamers presents: MASH DI BUTTON: Road to VXG Where: The Spot Sports Bar and Grill, University of the West Indies (Student's Union) When: 27 April, 2013 Time: 2PM SHARP Entry Fee: JA$1000 to enter the competition Spectators: BUY OUT THE BAR!! Over $150,000 in cash and prizes!!!! Mash Di Button Tourny features 3 games: Super Street Fighter 4 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 Mortal Kombat 9 COME OUT WITH YOUR CREW!! BRING YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS!! FUN AND ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! The Rules | Facebook | Twitter
ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business
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ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business

Despite stories within the local and international media that seem to paint Jamaica's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in a bad light, there are great things happening within the industry - some being powered by Grassroots Communities such as Slashroots, ICT4D Jamaica, the Jamaica Design Association, and Kingston Beta; while others are being powered by persons within the public sector, as well as private sector companies. The Good News The latest good news within Jamaica's ICT sector comes in the form of  the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day – ICT Policy Conference. This conference is organized and will be hosted by The Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI), is scheduled to be held for the period May 17-18, 2011 at the Ex...
Slash Roots (/Roots) Developer Conference
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Slash Roots (/Roots) Developer Conference

Creating a technology industry that drives innovation and a community responsive to global trends cannot occur in a vacuum. In today's world, specific institutional support systems produce the technical resources that drive business and competitiveness. The ./roots Developer Conference is about creating and fostering those support systems within the Jamaican context. The conference reflects the goal of its parent group, Slash Roots - to foster collaborative innovation within the Jamaican developer and technology communities that is relevant to, and informed by, the needs of the private and public sectors. Slash Roots is a newly formed group of young tech developers and enthusiasts who have dedicated themselves to ICT development, guided by the belief that increased technological innovat...