Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017. 4:53 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: LXJ Code Belize, a team of programmers from Corozal Junior College, has taken first place in the (Caribbean Organization of National Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO) C.O.D.E 3.0 Virutal Hackaton, which was held from June 17-25,2017.
The team, Luis Aguilar Jr, Joseph Roches and Michael Sabido, bested many Caribbean countries in preparing a mobile application.
Aguilar told BBN that he could not disclose the details of the application, but that his team worked tirelessly for a week straight to prepare the best app they could, which earned them a place in the top 3 Caribbean countries, and first place overall.
Their victory means that the team will go on to represent Belize at CANTO’s 33rd Conference and Trade Exhibition, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from July 16 – 19, 2017.
The organization explained that the competition is designed to engage the Caribbean youth, both local and abroad, in stimulating Caribbean tech start-ups to gain exposure, provide expert advice on business development, and participation in the youth exhibition.
CANTO also said that the event, “provides an opportunity for the leading Caribbean software designers, developers, entrepreneurs and innovators to represent their country by working together to develop a pre-identified business solution.”
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