Above: Ocean Girlz, high left, T’Sharae Alleyne, high proper, Shadae Stanley and backside proper, Rebekkah Murray.
After months of difficult over 700 ladies from the area to develop technological options to urgent regional issues, the Caribbean Women Hack TechnoCreativity Hackathon 2021 got here to a detailed with its last finale of the Caribbean Women Digital 3D Hackathon on Saturday, Might eight.
100 and fifty ladies, representing 36 groups, from 10 Caribbean nations participated within the last, presenting their inventive techno options beneath three themes: Local weather Change, Let’s Save Our Oceans and Gender Violence (GBV), utilizing the Animation, Quick Motion pictures, Music Movies, Photograph Story Board and Vlog to deliver your inventive ideas to life.
The occasion culminated within the extremely anticipated announcement of the 2021 Hackathon winners. Suriname groups Lady Code and Fusion Women took first and second place, with their animated 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 animation options and animated storyboards on Save Our Oceans and Local weather Change (resp).
Fourth place went to Sangre Grande Growth Trinidad and Tobago for his or her Save Our Oceans music video. The Folks’s alternative award, primarily based on participant voting throughout the 3D occasion, went to Free Tech from Trinidad and Tobago for his or her Save Our Oceans animation.
Award Coordinator Yeana Kelly Simmons of Artwork By Artistic Design (ABCD) was effusive in her reward for the women. “The excessive degree of innovation and creativity in downside fixing was nothing in need of inspiring!”
All staff members from the highest 5 groups acquired state-of-the-art laptops from the Canada Fund for Native Initiatives (CFLI). As well as, first place winners acquired LTE-enabled tablets from regional telecom companion FLOW and sister firm BTC, and the Nationwide Business Financial institution Basis awarded the staff a J $ 150,00zero.00 grant. Second place winners additionally acquired LG smartphones from Digicel & LOOP.
UN Ladies will award a paid summer time internship to 2 fortunate members of the 5 successful groups. The Folks’s Alternative Award winners acquired a money award of J $ 100,00zero.00 from the Nationwide Business Financial institution Jamaica.
The Caribbean Women Hackathon is an annual program, led 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 a part of the Worldwide Women yearly in celebration of ICT Day.
This yr, this system was pressured to go fully digital in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Nonetheless, there have been unexpected ‘silver lights’ as they had been in a position to triple the variety of taking part nations in earlier years and supply a possibility for Women kind lasting friendships all through the Caribbean and develop your networks.
The occasion is supported by a powerful lineup of Caribbean and worldwide followers; Canada Fund for Native Initiatives, Inter-American Growth Financial institution, FLOW & BTC, UN Ladies, Digicel & LOOP, Nationwide Business Financial institution Jamaica Ltd. and 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 had been out there, by downloading the CGH3DVirtualTech21 app on the CGH web site and following us on Instagram.
1 ° – The woman’s code – Local weather change (animation)
2nd – Fusion – Let’s save our oceans (animation)
third – Digital Dream Crew – Local weather Change (animation) third – The Ocean Girlz – Save Our Oceans (animation / picture storyboard) 4th – Sangre Grande Growth – Save Our Oceans (music video / animation).