Teleios Code Jam 2018 - Presentation Day

Teams came up to Teleios Systems’ Head Office at 4 Queen’s Park West to present their solutions for this year’s Presentation Stage on Friday, September 21.

Presentations are judged by industry representatives, which this year included:

  • Dale Wilson. Chief Information Officer at TELEIOS

  • Lorenzo Hodges. CEO at Plain White Table, Inc.

  • Joan Petersen. Trinidad and Tobago Country Representative at CARDI

  • Learie Roberts. Marketing Manager at Massy Technologies InfoCom

Some teams had a few challenges with completing their solutions, and described what they were going after. At the presentation stage, judges are curious about the rationale for a particular implementation and ask questions in that vein.

These were the categories the judges used to evaluate projects:

Uniqueness - Unique, useful idea; locally appropriate application or problem-solving approach

Use of Technologies - The use of the technologies selected is ground-breaking, appropriate and novel

Feasibility - Solution is technically AND economically feasible. Has a low cost-benefit. Low effort for delivery.

Theme - Solution delivers strongly on the theme. Solution has a well-defined scope.

Presentation - Clear and concise explanation of the team’s solution, reasoning and aim. Team collaboration and cohesiveness is present. Presenter engaged audience.

Now that the Presentation Stage is behind us, use the TCJ Portal to submit your projects by October 8. Do reach out to the TCJ Build Team via email (codejam at teleios dash systems dot com), Facebook or Twitter if you have any challenges with your solutions. As a reminder, the Presentation Stage accounts for 30% of your final TCJ score. However, the solutions submitted by teams will account for 50% of the overall tally.

Up next: TCJ Challenge Week!

Power Hour: On Flutter

At Teleios Power Hour this week, Kneckel Bruce, one of our Software Developers in the Software and Solutions Group presented on Google's mobile UI framework, Flutter.

Here's his presentation.

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Kneckel Bruce

Software Developer in the Teleios Software and Solutions Group

Solution Designer on Teleios PowerWorx 

Secretly an artist at heart, occasionally he leaving expressions of awesomeness on the whiteboard.

He often discusses technology and design and cars on social media. He thinks Destiny is the bees knees. 

 

 

 

Power Hour: Stay SASSy with Peter

Greetings,

Peter Teelucksingh, one of our Senior Software Developers at Teleios Systems shared with us on the beauty & the power of SASS

In this Power Hour, we started with defining what SASS is, what it can do and some ideas for how to use that at Teleios.

We recorded the session and it's available here:

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Peter Teelucksingh

Senior Software Developer at Teleios Systems.

Works in Azure, ASP .Net, SharePoint and other web technologies.

Sometimes he wins at Halo (other times, he's defeated by Seenath and Aaron).

Peter helps coordinate Team Unbeatable at Teleios Code Jam and is a member of the Teleios Power Hour Committee

The Power This Week: DSL with Anand Singh

Hey there,

Every week we run these sessions where members of our team share something they've learnt or that they think useful with the balance of the Teleios community. We call this PowerHour.

Sometimes, we'll share them with the rest of the world. It may be live - we did a few of those last year and will come back with that format. The session may be pre-recorded.  

Today, we're sharing a session where our presenter was Anand Singh. Anand is a Developer Lead, Architect and general cool guy (he knows Jiu JIt Su, so his coolness is like legit). Anyway, in this session, he shares with us about Domain Specific Languages.

This session is a Skype For Business call that we recorded, so you might see some chats, you'd hear interjection and people will just ask random questions. We hope inside of that flow, you get some value from it, just like we certainly do.

A few technologies to look out for:

  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • Teleios' QuikWorx
  • Microsoft's Language Understanding Intelligence Service

 

Teleios Systems: Hello. Hello. Hello.

An introductory session for students of the technology

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On Wednesday 21st February, 2018 Teleios Systems Limited opened their doors to the electrical engineering students from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine. The three hour tour presented a componential view of Teleios Systems and to then enable students to understand what it takes to build a technology company.

Why Teleios?

 Gillian Codrington, Manager, ODCS at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks to students about Teleios. 

Gillian Codrington, Manager, ODCS at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks to students about Teleios. 

Manager, Organisational Development and Corporate Services, ODCS, Gillian Codrington gives an introduction to the rationale for building a company like Teleios. This examined it’s foundations, philosophy and approach to development (of people, business and products).

What have we built?

 Ikechi Griffith from MessageCentral at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about products created by Teleios.

Ikechi Griffith from MessageCentral at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about products created by Teleios.

Ikechi Griffith of the MessageCentral team, Niall Johnson of the QuikWorx Platform team and Kneckel Bruce of the PowerWorx team featured a multifaceted approach where the students were split into 3 sets to discuss the major products created by Teleios.

Teleios People

 Ryan Shripat, Software Development Lead, Solutions and Services Group at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about the employees at Teleios. 

Ryan Shripat, Software Development Lead, Solutions and Services Group at Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about the employees at Teleios. 

Software Development Lead, Solutions and Services Group, Ryan Shripat gave the students perspective about the kind of people working at or have worked at Teleios. Describing the characteristics of Teleios employees, the students understood the culture that made a Teleios employee. 

My Resume

 Irwin Williams, Engineering Excellence, Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about resume writing. 

Irwin Williams, Engineering Excellence, Teleios Systems Ltd. speaks about resume writing. 

Irwin Williams driver of Engineering Excellence at Teleios continued to develop a practice started a few years ago. Asking students to imagine what they’d like their resume to look like by the time they graduate. A small workshop, the students were asked to actually filled out a pre-resume and then discuss pathways to get things done in their time while on campus.

Teleios Stories

 Keisha Mark-Peters, Akash Harriram, Peter Teelucksingh and Keisha Waithe of Teleios Systems Ltd. speaking to students 

Keisha Mark-Peters, Akash Harriram, Peter Teelucksingh and Keisha Waithe of Teleios Systems Ltd. speaking to students 

Keisha Mark-Peters & Akash Harriram used the overall Teleios Code Jam (TCJ) history to chronicle TCJ, the work of Team Unbeatable and encourage the students to see why participating in things like TCJ can significantly augment their growth and development.

What did you see?

 Kevin Khelawan, COO of Teleios Systems Ltd. speaking to students

Kevin Khelawan, COO of Teleios Systems Ltd. speaking to students

At the end, Kevin Khelawan spoke with the students to get feedback about the overall time spent learning about the Teleios world.

 

Tyree Smith & Irwin Williams.