Ni­cholas Kee – Born to pro­gramme

Jamaica Gleaner - - MESSSAGE -

FOR MOST of us, com­puter pro­gram­ming is not a sim­ple task. But for Ni­cholas Kee, this is some­thing that came nat­u­rally to him. As a young child, he was al­ways fas­ci­nated with tech­nol­ogy and very cu­ri­ous about what happened be­neath the in­ter­face. With this im­mense cu­rios­ity, he be­gan re­search­ing how the com­puter works and de­vel­oped an in­tense love for com­puter pro­gram­ming, which he be­gan prac­tis­ing at age 12.

Now, 21 years old, Kee is the co-founder of Next Gen Cre­ators, an in­ter­na­tional non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion help­ing youth across the Caribbean and Latin Amer­ica ex­plore start-up en­trepreneur­ship and com­puter sci­ence.

Kee shares that the com­mu­nity is very ac­tive and hosts a num­ber of events, in­clud­ing coding work­shops, code days, hackathons and pitch com­pe­ti­tions. “Our most re­cent event to date was in July of this year at Startup Ja­maica Hub. We hosted our annual Coders of the Caribbean hackathon.

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