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Jamaica to host regional hackathon


JAMAICA will be hosting a regional “hackathon” which aims to employ the use of technology in finding solutions to real-life problems and to enhance growth in critical sectors.

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event where computer programmers and others involved in software and hardware development collaborate intensively on software projects.

Making the announcement Tuesday, Junior Technology Minister Julian Robinson said the event, to be held in two weeks, will focus on the areas of energy conservation, tourism and agriculture.

Published in the Observer
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