Barbadians have been encouraged to bring their laptops and be a part of the upcoming Mobile Web Application Workshop (apps) and Competition.

A collaborative effort between the Ministry of Commerce and Trade and the University of the West Indies (UWI), the activity is open to persons ages 18 to 30.?? The workshop will be held from Monday, January 8 to Tuesday, January 9, 2013, while the competition, will be judged on January 28, with winners to be awarded Nokia phones from Microsoft.

Workshop activities will be facilitated by personnel from the software corporation, who will assist participants to develop apps in: local and cultural themes/heritage; entertainment in Barbados; games; or sports and media.

UWI personnel will then assist participants to further develop their apps, in preparation for the competition, with persons viable to enter individually or as a duo or trio.????

Additional information and application forms may be obtained by visiting http://www.commerce.gov.bb/ or by contacting Chester Coppin at 228-4548.?? Applications should be submitted to the Ministry of Commerce, Reef Road, Fontabelle, St. Michael, by Friday, January 4, 2013.


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