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Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint, April 11th & 12th, 2013, Jamaica & Other Locations

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EVENT: Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint
This conference takes place simultaneously in six (6) Caribbean countries:
Jamaica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guyana; Suriname; and Trinidad & Tobago.

DATE: Thursday, April 11 to Friday, April 12, 2013

TIME: Begins 8:30 a.m. each day

VENUE:    Faculty of Law Building
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
HOSTED BY: Mona School of Business and Management at The University of the West
Indies and Slashroots
The headliners for the conference are:
• Paul Kukubo, CEO of the Kenyan ICT Board which champions that country’s open data initiative.
• Alexander Howard, an expert in data journalism and the Washington Correspondent for O’Reilly Media.

The Caribbean Open Data Conference has established a reputation for combining the biggest Hackathon/Codesprint in the Caribbean with a high quality conference on open data and emerging technologies. Under the theme “Developing the Caribbean”, the conference will launch in Jamaica on Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m.

The code sprint, which takes place over the two days, will culminate in the unveiling of software applications that address some of a range of issues relating to tourism, education, agriculture and the economy.

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