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Hour of Code Dec 2017: Freeport The Bahamas Tonight 12th Dec 2017

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts […]

Spotlight on Bahamians Panel: Integrating Bahamians Abroad with Local Development

– Dr, Gadryn Higgs, Silicon Valley – Kristie Powell, Google – Laron Burrows, Urio – Kimberly King Burns, Convergenz – Aisha Bowe, STEMboard

UB Panel: Dr. Ian Strachan, VP University of the Bahamas, North – The Role of the University in Developing A Technology Hub

The theme for the 2-day event was ‘Making Grand Bahama the Gateway to Innovation and Technology’, specifically the development of Freeport as an offshore technology hub similar to Silicon Valley. The event attracted and inspired local and international IT professionals, developers, innovators and stakeholders.

Laron Burrows, Urio: Education for Innovation

The theme for the 2-day event was ‘Making Grand Bahama the Gateway to Innovation and Technology’, specifically the development of Freeport as an offshore technology hub similar to Silicon Valley. The event attracted and inspired local and international IT professionals, developers, innovators and stakeholders.

Bright Minds: Illuminating Education Via STEM | Trenicka Rolle

In this talk, Trenicka considers the future of The Bahamas’ citizenry if the nation begins to invest heavily in STEM education. She reflects on the fact that many of the world’s largest economies are placing emphasis on STEM education and concludes that it is because those nations recognize that the source of talent and innovation […]

Reading Makes a Nation Great | Jehan Unwala

In this talk, Jehan informs the audience of the growing body of scientific evidence that reading for pleasure leads to academic, economic, and civic success. He also discusses simple steps each of us can take to help shift cultures toward embracing reading. Jehan Unwala believes that creating a peaceful and prosperous Bahamas starts with creating […]

Four Dimensional Love | Dr. Sam Heastie

Of the four love types, spiritual fulfillment is the one that’s wanted most but pursued least, by both men and women. The talk explains that spiritual fulfillment is the greatest love of all – the one that transcends all challenges in romantic relations through the transformation of loving unconditionally. This talk demonstrates how to have […]

Life is a bookshelf — are you going to leave something on it? | Katarvia Taylor

A language and travel enthusiast, she has lived in various countries in Latin America and Europe and speaks Spanish, French, and German.  Katarvia has a Bachelor’s degree in French, German, and Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University School of Business where […]

How the ocean can inspire a nation | Nikita Shiel-Rolle

Effective conservation requires a holistic and integrated approach. Using the connectivity of the ocean as an example Conservation Biologist Nikita Shiel-Rolle explains how studying coral reefs inspired the idea to create a non-profit organisation, Young Marine Explorers, that has adopted an “ocean” or holistic approach to conservation. Young Marine Explorers uses the ocean as its […]

The problem with what we teach & tell girls | Crystal deGregory

All too often, girls are told they are too much–too sassy, too womanish, too talkative–too much, but never enough. This talk challenges listeners to teach and tell girls that great women embrace enoughness and they “talk back.” Hailed “young sister leader” by the “Sister President” Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is the […]