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New Computer Coding Camp Launched in Barbados

New Computer Coding Camp Launched in Barbados

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The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) launched a new Computer Programming (Coding) Camp over the weekend at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies.

Eleven students (campers) ranging in age from 13 to 41 were admitted to the first Phase of the camp which is to be held every Saturday through March 31, 2018.

The goals of the camp are to diversify the economies of the Region and raise the standard of living of the people through education reform, training the technology workforce of the future, and helping to stimulate more technology-based entrepreneurship by grooming the next generation of Caribbean science and engineering leaders.

Keisha Humphrey-Mayers, marketing manager of Scotiabank spoke at the opening ceremony of the coding camp which was attended by campers and parents.

She expressed a hope this camp can create bigger opportunities for young Barbadians;-

While James Rodriguez, Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS offered some employment advice to the campers;-

In an exclusive interview with BajanReporter.com – One parent, Nathan Billett, a programmer himself – expressed a hope that in addition to Python, future camps would include Java to create a well rounded programmer;-

Mr Billett is an Enterprise Solutions Analyst with CIBC First Caribbean…

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