The stage is set for the finals of the 2021 National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (NTRC) icode784 competition. The finals will be held on November 24 following the conclusion of judging in the preliminary phase of November 3.
Four teams presenting seven mobile applications competed in the Open Category Preliminary stage: Team Astra – Stanislaus Gomes, Isaac Cepeda and Luke Wilson; Team ‘We Dem Boyz’ – Hudson Adams and K’Mani Browne; Team ‘Year 10’ – Jason Alexis and Joseph Dennie; and Team ‘Pseudo Tech’ – Aliza Hackshaw and Nichola Lewis.
The teams to advance in the Open Category final were Team Astra who presented ‘App-I’ and Vintrus; Team ‘Year 10’ with their presentation ‘Kuchements’; and Team ‘Dem island Boyz’ who presented ‘QTrack’ and ‘E-Certify’.
Team ‘Pseudo Tech’ tried their best with the application idea ‘Quick Pik’ – a mobile app designed to match employers with employees in the job market.
Meanwhile, the Union Island Secondary School, the Canouan Secondary School, St Clair Dacon Secondary School, the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the St Vincent Girls’ High School will vie for supremacy in the final of the Secondary Schools Innovative Ideas and Mobile Apps Category.
There was at least one adjustments in this year’s competition; there was no judging in the Secondary Mobile App and Idea categories, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finalists will compete in the Secondary Innovative Ideas and Mobile Apps Category for the top prize of EC$2,000 and EC$3,000 respectively.
Persons competing in the Open Category will compete for the grand prize of EC$5,000 among other prizes.