On Dec 17th 2013, Petrotrin (Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, experienced the worst environmental disaster in its history affecting residents of the La Brea community in south Trinidad. To date, this environmental disaster continues to affect the marine life and the national fishing industry. One of the largest downfalls with disasters such as this is the response time.
Two years later, three students of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine (UWI) won the grand prize for the Teleios Code Jam 2015 Finals with their presentation- Ocean Guard, a possible solution that could have brought faster awareness to the outbreak of the disaster. Team Black Ice, creators of Ocean Guard suggested that with their solution the relevant authorities would have had ample time to respond to such a disaster.
Creativity, Collaboration, Vision and Innovation are words that continue to stand as the foundation of what is demonstrated at Teleios Code Jam (TCJ). In its seventh edition, the Teleios Code Jam Finals took place on 5th November 2015 at the Yara Auditorium, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
The TCJ 2015 Finals had a variety of presentations from seven teams having advanced through the 3 stages of the competition. Institutions represented at this year’s finals were the University of the West Indies (5 teams) and the College of Science, Technology and the Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) (2 teams). The TCJ Build Team felt the need to continue to further explore the rich world of the “Internet of Things” which was this year’s focus. This was also the theme of TCJ 2014.
The phrase "Teleios Code Jam is enabling!”, became a key opening statement that was expressed by Teleios Code Jam Build Team member, Irwin Williams, as he encouraged the students and audience here in Trinidad and Tobago.
“Teleios Code Jam is much more than the code you present here today. Teleios Code Jam will let you enable local innovation” a comment made by Irwin as he spoke of the diverse synopses received from the participants in this year’s competition portion.
Finalists were required to design and create solutions that use the Raspberry Pi, the internet and varying technologies as components for their presentations. The presentations and prototypes on the day varied from a real-time data health service system for patients and doctors in the health sector for T&T, a system to enable oceanographers to actively monitor ocean activity remotely. Others included a household system to monitor water levels in water tanks, a car park availability solution, an automated greenhouse system, to tourism data service and finally a real time advertising solution with the use of beacons.
Here are the seven finalists for TCJ2015 were:
- Gerard Rique, Jonathan Earle and Sanjay Dookhoo of Team DregHIS from UWI;
- Vijay Bhagaloo, Nived Sankar, Marc Kowlessar of Team Black Ice from UWI;
- Shivam Singh, Alex Fakira, Rajeev Paltoo of Team Counter Logic Coding from COSTAATT;
- Anderson Singh, Keneil George, Craig Subnarine and Matthew Stewart of Team M.A.C.K from UWI;
- Alana Warden, Danelle Modeste, Shiva Ramoudith, Mikkel Hayes of Team M.A.D.S from UWI;
- Che Lewis, Javon Webster, Chazz Fung, Arun Singh of Team #NoChill from UWI;
- Joshua Ramoutar, Franze Khan, Akeel Quamina of Team Super Smash Coders from COSTAATT;
PRIZES FOR THE TELEIOS CODE JAM 2015
Below is also a breakdown of the winners of TCJ 2015.
Best Code – 2015 Code Winner:
- Team Black Ice (UWI)
Best in Presentation – 2015 Presentation Winner:
- Team Black Ice (UWI)
Best Challenge – 2015 Challenge Winner:
- Team Black Ice (UWI)
Most Innovative Solution - 2015 Winner:
- Counter Logic Coding (COSTAATT)
3rd Place Winner- Cash Prize of $4000 TT
- 2015 3rd Place WINNER: DregHIS (UWI)
2nd Place Winner- Cash Prize of $6000 TT
- 2015 2nd Place WINNER: MACK (UWI)
1st Place Winner -Cash Prize of $8000 and Flow special prize of 6 months Free 150 MBps Turbo Package Flow Broadcast
- 2015 1st Place WINNER: Black Ice (UWI)
As an internationally recognized competition, TCJ 2015 was streamed live to a global audience attracting hundreds of views from a variety of nations like Kenya, United Kingdom, Belize, United States and even our neighbouring islands Barbados and Jamaica.
TELEIOS CODE JAM 2015 SPONSORS
Sponsoring the event this year were RBC Royal Bank, FLOW and Massy Technologies InfoCom as platinum Sponsors. Microsoft Trinidad and exporTT as gold sponsors. Digi-Data Systems and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business as our venue sponsor also silver sponsors. Teleios Systems Limited as device Sponsors.