Young People Urged to Think Big When Developing Apps

Nicola Magri, Project Officer for Social Development & the Social Development of the World Bank

Nicola Magri, Project Officer for Social Development & the Social Development of the World Bank

Young persons are being urged to be big thinkers when developing applications which can have an impact on Dominica and the world.

This advice came from Nicola Magri, Project Officer for Social Development & the Social Development of the World Bank, while introducing students from the Dominica State College (DSC) to Digital Jam 3.0, a programme which focuses on young people developing mobile applications.

“Digital Jam 2.0 I very similar to Jam 3.0 which focuses on the apps development which is a growing sector, with successes such as the Flappy Bird App,” Magri explained.

He stated for persons who are not interested in creating apps, there are opportunities to work online in areas such as website design, or learn foreign languages as all that is needed is a computer.

Magri explained, although most of the money is generated through video gaming apps, there is always opportunities for other applications which can be just as successful.

Meanwhile, Business Development Officer for the OECS, Marlon Marie, believes there are many talented young persons on Island, who have the potential to develop these apps.

An award ceremony was also held at the event, which took place on Friday May 9th 2014, to award Dominica’s Digital Jam 2.0 Innovation Forum finalists.

The seven teams who developed various apps such as; online shopping, better crop cultivation, mobile early childhood learning and games were all presented with their certificates, after being selected from a list of 192 teams.

The teams are; Bagit, CozFlash, EduCrop, Fruitt Express, iTravel, Mango Teif and WizZners.

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