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Suriname sweeps high 2 spots in Caribbean Women Hackathon

After months of difficult over 700 ladies across the area to develop tech options to urgent regional points, the Caribbean Women Hack TechnoCreativity Hackathon 2021, got here to a nail biting shut with its closing Caribbean Women Digital
3D Hackathon finals final Saturday, Might 8.

100 and fifty ladies, representing 36 groups, from 10 Caribbean international locations participated within the finals, pitching their techno artistic options below three themes: Local weather Change, Save Our Oceans and Gender-Primarily based Violence (GBV), utilizing the modalities of Animation, Quick Movie, Music Video, Photograph Story Board, and Vlog to deliver their artistic ideas to life.

The occasion culminated within the extremely anticipated announcement of the Hackathon 2021 winners. The groups from Suriname, the Lady Code and Fusion Women, copped each the primary and second place spots, with their Animation tales on Local weather Change and Save Our Oceans respectively (resp). Ocean Women from Trinidad and Tobago, and Digital Dream Crew from Barbados tied for third place, with their Animated Storyboard and Animation options on Save Our Oceans and Local weather
Change respectively..

Fourth place went to Sangre Grande Improvement Trinidad and Tobago for his or her Music Video on Save Our Oceans. The Individuals’s selection award, based mostly on participant voting throughout the 3D occasion, went to Free Tech from Trinidad and Tobago for his or her Animation on Save Our Oceans.

Adjudication Co-ordinator, Yeana Kelly Simmons of Artwork By Artistic Design (ABCD) was effusive in her reward for the women.

“The excessive commonplace of innovation and creativity in problem-solving was nothing wanting inspiring!” she stated.

All workforce members within the high 5 groups, acquired state-of-the-art laptops from the Canada Fund for Native Initiatives (CFLI). As well as, the primary place winners acquired LTE enabled tablets, from Regional Telecommunications companion FLOW and sister firm BTC, and Nationwide Industrial Financial institution Basis awarded the workforce, a grant of JA$150,000.00.

The second place winners additionally acquired LG sensible telephones from Digicel and Loop Information and UN Ladies will award a paid summer time internship to 2 fortunate members of the highest 5 profitable groups.

The winners of the Individuals’s Alternative Award acquired a money prize of JA$100,000.00 from the Nationwide Industrial Financial institution Jamaica.

The Caribbean Women Hackathon is an annual program, run by SheLeadsIT co- founders Bridget Lewis and Nicole Pitter-Patterson, in collaboration with Expertise companion, Restore a Sense of I Can (RSC) Tech Golf equipment, and is part of the
annual Worldwide Women in ICT Day celebration.

This 12 months, this system was compelled to go utterly digital in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. There have been unexpected ‘silver linings’ nevertheless, as they have been in a position to triple the variety of taking part international locations over prior years and supply a possibility for the women to kind lasting Caribbean-wide friendships and broaden their networks.

The occasion is supported by a powerful line-up of Caribbean and Worldwide supporters; Canada Fund for Native Initiatives, Inter-American Improvement Financial institution, FLOW & BTC, UN Ladies, Digicel & LOOP, Nationwide Industrial Financial institution Jamaica Ltd., Fujitsu to call a number of.

You may nonetheless expertise the Caribbean Women Digital 3D Hackathon occasion, for another week, and see the thrilling actions that have been obtainable, by downloading the CGH3DVirtualTech21 App on the CGH web site. and comply with them on Instagram @cgirlzhack_

Winners of the Caribbean Women Hack Technocreativity Hackathon 2021

1 st  –The Lady Code – Local weather Change (Animation)
2 nd  – Fusion – Save Our Oceans (Animation)
3 rd  – Digital Dream Crew – Local weather Change (Animation)
3 rd  – The Ocean Girlz – Save Our Oceans (Animation/Photograph Story Board)
4 th  – Sangre Grande Improvement – Save Our Oceans (Music Video/Animation)

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