48-hour hackathon begins today

first_imgGTT on Thursday handed over a cheque to Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, as the Ministry stages its first 48-hour hackathon from today, November 4 to Sunday, November 6, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).The cheque was handed over by Chief Executive Officer of the company, Justin Nedd, at the Centre.GTT CEO Justin Nedd presents a cheque in support of the HackathonThe hackathon will be a 48-hour non-stop event where programmers or coders get to compete in teams to develop applications for possible use in the Public and Private Sectors.Minister Hughes during an earlier press briefing pointed out that the event was seen as an opportunity for young entrepreneurs in Information Communication Technology (ICT) to be creative.Hackathons are events, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.The Minister had also emphasised the countless opportunities that can meet the needs of young people as the country advances in ICT. “We are working to ensure that we energise our young tech-savvy people in Guyana and I want to say that this really is going to be the first one, but in 2017 we anticipate we will have another two or three of such hackathons,” she stated.last_img read more

Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation To Host Big Fighters Big Cause Event

first_imgIn conjunction with the 15th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference, the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation will be hosting the 5th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Fight Night & Auction to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its support of Juvenile Diabetes research.The Annual Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Fight Night & Auction Is A Star-Studded AffairCredit/Copyright: Sugar Ray Leonard FoundationThe prestigious invitation-only event anticipates a targeted audience of 1,500 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high profile individuals.The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was launched by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. The mission of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation (SRLF) is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.WHEN Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 5 pm – 10 pmWHERE Santa Monica PierCONTACT Aileen M. Martinez
Interim Executive Director, Sugar Ray Leonard FoundationP (310) 425-4760
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Rio Theatre crowdfunding campaign makes history

first_img Login/Register With: A single, $10 donation from India or an elderly woman rushing in to make a donation in her pajamas just shy of a midnight deadline.As daunting as kicking up $2.5 million in three weeks may be, it’s those types of gestures that have Corrine Lea pretty certain that the Rio Theatre will be saved from redevelopment.Adding to that buildup of momentum was an email Lea received from Indiegogo Tuesday that reads as follows: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Congrats on not only raising over $500,000, but also being the highest funded campaign to save a theater in the history of crowdfunding!”Lea spoke to the Courier Tuesday morning, just hours after the online crowdfunding campaign officially closed. A benchmark of $1 million was set about two months ago and the final tally eclipsed just north of $500,500. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement The Rio Theatre’s Indiegogo campaign closed on Monday night after raising $500,000 in 50 days. Lea and a team of investors now need to come with up with another $2.5 million before May 7.Photograph By DAN TOULGOET Facebook Twitterlast_img read more