TCJ Smart City innovations 2017

Every year we challenge our university students to solve real world problems using their software development skills. This year, with our Smart City theme, we challenged teams to use artificial intelligence, sensors, augmented reality/virtual reality/ mixed reality and security in their solutions. They did not disappoint.

Here are some quick stats about Teleios Code Jam this year, we had:

  • 43 challenge submissions in Stage 1
  • 11 team presentations in Stage 2
  • 6 grand submissions in Stage 3
  • Coding languages used: C++, C#, JavaScript, Java & Python
  • Hardware used: PH Sensors, Cameras, Vibranium (not really) & Raspberry Pi devices
  • Platforms used: Tensor Flow, Firebase, Azure & other platforms

Six (6) teams made it all the way to Grand Submission. Here are some details about each team and the solutions they built.

Team: Kings

Project: Safe Driving


A mobile application that utilizes the phone's camera and Artificial Intelligence to determine when the driver needs an audible alert due to being distracted or drowsy.


  • Asif    Mahamad
  • Caleb    Beard
  • Kevin    Wickham
  • Landy    Wallace
  • Savion    Wharton

Team: MIND

Project: Protection By Detection


Protection By Detection is a new system that monitors existing CCTV video streams or any current security system to determine if a weapon has been drawn in the frame and sends a discreet alert to an android application so that the user can verify the scenario. 


  • Jimmel Greer
  • Kyle Fonrose
  • Matthew Forbes
  • Tevin Achong

Team: VisioTech

Project: Smart Recycling Collection (SRC)


The Smart Recycling Collection (SRC) system is an integrated waste management system that coordinates, in real time, the collection and distribution of recyclable materials.


  • Aadidev Sooknanan
  • Daniel Gordon
  • Ismaeel Hosein
  • Javid Ali
  • Naomi Padmore

Team: Amigos++

Project: Ay Boy!

The 'Ay Boy' system is intended to reduce vehicular accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. A camera uses facial expression recognition to determine if the driver is potentially intoxicated.


  • Asa Yee
  • Brandon Scott
  • Jerome Rique

Team: 404, Error Not Found

Project: Water Contamination Detection Device


An electronic sensor was used to measure water pH levels and raise an alarm is it exceeded acceptable levels.


  • Akil Hosang
  • Kristan Birbalsingh
  • Jared Hamid
  • Keanu Nichols
  • Sayeed Sayphone

Team: Drop Database

Project: Met-Oracle

Met-Oracle tracks, measures and estimates weather patterns


  • Gabriela Sewdhan
  • Michael Ali
  • Qarun Bissoondial

Teleios Code Jam Interview on TV6 Morning Edition

Video courtesy CCN TV6

Irwin Williams, Leader of the Teleios Code Jam (TCJ) Build Team, was featured in a live interview on TV6 Morning Edition. They discussed the new and enhanced TCJ programme for 2017.

Here's some behind the scenes footage.

Teleios Code Jam 2017: Our New Programme


Teleios Code Jam in 2017 is searching for teams that are diving into the thoughts, tech and tools that altogether make for a Smart City.  
At TCJ, the definition of Smart City we're working with is: 
"Environments that are deliberately designed that leverage knowledge to proactively make the lives of citizens better".  
In 2016, We wanted to see teams build solutions that demonstrated Smart City; Smart Country thinking. Smart Country wasn't just an add-on. Including Smart Country was a way for the TCJ team to emphasize that Smart City thinking can have significant knock-on effects. 
This year, we’re looking at Smart City in four dimensions: Sensors, AI, Reality and Security. 

Behind The Code 

We want to shed some light on the developers who produce solutions locally.  There will be three episodes featuring three local developers.

Smart City Series

This will be used to highlight how TCJ Partners & Sponsors are using the technologies that make for a Smart City. 

TCJ Training 

TCJ is developmental. Done well, whether a participant makes it to the finals rostrum or not, they should grow and discover more about themselves and the world around them by exercising the skills they have been gaining in class.
This year, we’re introducing a focused training component to the TCJ experience. There will be sessions on: 
•    Minimally Viable Products
•    Test-Driven Development
•    Presenting Your Innovation

TCJ Competition 

The TCJ Competition will start in September. It will feature the TCJ2016 structure. That is, 3 portions of competition will take place, starting with the Challenge, then Presentation and concluding with the Grand Presentation. 
The Challenge Stage will change this year to allow team-based participation.