Third Place for ECC in Hackathon Competition

Students at Girls in IT Hackathon

Members of Mobile App Building team who placed third in the compettion

Excelsior Community College Mobile App team copped third place in the Girls in ICT Day 2017 Caribbean Hackathon.

The event was held at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Wednesday, April 27 and also took place simultaneously in Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

The main challenge was for students to use various ICT tools to increase awareness and/or provide solutions to topical social issues in Jamaica. The competing universities and colleges included Northern Caribbean University (NCU), The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI), University of Technology (UTECH), Moneague College and Excelsior Community College (ECC).  The top three were NCU, The UWI, Mona and Excelsior Community College in that order.

ECC took part in two categories, Mobile App Development and Animation. The Mobile App Development team (the Codetttes) chose the topic, Drug Abuse, and the Animation team (the Animaniacs) chose the topic, Environmental Protection.
Students of the Mobile App Building team included Jordanne Dale, Krissanne White, Tahjna McCourtie,  Shakara Abbott and Kayoin Mckenzie.   
Students of the Animation/Digital Design team included Amoy Thompson, Sherika Edwards, Lauryn Forbes and Aneika Atkinson.   

Advisors and coaches who accompanied the students were Ms. Shonique Clarke, Mr. Christopher Rose, Mr. Odvar Clunie, Mr. Dwayne Parchment and Mr. Jodiê Smith, lecturers at the St. Andrew-based institution.

Though they were placed third in their category of the competition, the ECC students were beaming with excitement and were happy to reflect their school’s motto, Doing it with Thy Might.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Girls in ICT Day held worldwide aims to create a global environment that encourages, educates and empowers girls and young women to pursue studies and careers in the ICT sector.