Above: Ocean Girlz, high left, T’Sharae Alleyne, high proper, Shadae Stanley and backside proper, Rebekkah Murray.
After months of difficult over 700 ladies across the area to develop tech options to urgent regional points, the Caribbean Ladies Hack TechnoCreativity Hackathon 2021, got here to a nail biting shut with its remaining Caribbean Ladies Digital 3D Hackathon finals on Saturday, Might eighth.
100 and fifty ladies, representing 36 groups, from 10 Caribbean international locations participated within the finals, pitching their techno inventive options underneath three themes: Local weather Change, Save Our Oceans and Gender-Primarily based Violence (GBV), utilizing the modalities of Animation, Brief Movie, Music Video, Picture Story Board, and Vlog to carry their inventive 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 Ladies, copped each the primary and second place spots, with their Animation tales on Local weather Change and Save Our Oceans respectively (resp). Ocean Ladies from Trinidad & 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 (resp).
Fourth place went to Sangre Grande Improvement Trinidad and Tobago for his or her Music Video on Save Our Oceans. The Folks’s alternative award, based mostly on participant voting in the course of 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 normal of innovation and creativity in problem-solving was nothing wanting inspiring!”
All staff members within the high 5 groups, obtained state-of-the-art laptops from the Canada Fund for Native Initiatives (CFLI). As well as, the primary place winners obtained LTE enabled tablets, from Regional Telecommunications associate FLOW and sister firm BTC, and Nationwide Business Financial institution Basis awarded the staff, a grant of J$150,000.00. The second place winners additionally obtained LG good telephones from Digicel & LOOP.
UN Ladies will award a paid summer season internship to 2 fortunate members of the highest 5 profitable groups. The winners of the Folks’s Alternative Award obtained a money prize of J$100,000.00 from the Nationwide Business Financial institution Jamaica.
The Caribbean Ladies Hackathon is an annual program, run by SheLeadsIT co- founders Bridget Lewis and Nicole Pitter-Patterson, in collaboration with Expertise associate, Restore a Sense of I Can (RSC) Tech Golf equipment, and is part of the annual Worldwide Ladies in ICT Day celebration.
This 12 months, this system was compelled to go fully digital in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. There have been unexpected ‘silver linings,’ nevertheless, as they had been in a position to triple the variety of collaborating international locations over prior years and supply a possibility for the women to kind lasting Caribbean-wide friendships and develop their networks.
The occasion is supported by a formidable line-up of Caribbean and Worldwide supporters; Canada Fund for Native Initiatives, Inter-American Improvement Financial institution, FLOW & BTC, UN Ladies, Digicel & LOOP, Nationwide Business Financial institution Jamaica Ltd., and Fujitsu, to call a couple of.
You’ll be able to nonetheless expertise the Caribbean Ladies Digital 3D Hackathon occasion, for another week, and see the thrilling actions that had been out there, by downloading the CGH3DVirtualTech21 App on the CGH web site and observe us on Instagram.
1st –The Lady Code – Local weather Change (Animation)
2nd – Fusion – Save Our Oceans (Animation)
third – Digital Dream Crew – Local weather Change (Animation) third – The Ocean Girlz – Save Our Oceans (Animation/Picture Story Board) 4th – Sangre Grande Improvement – Save Our Oceans (Music Video/Animation).