In the building courtyard, a dozen students are playing game after game of table tennis. Sitting outside, others are studying on their laptops. In the lab, two young men, one wearing a VR headset, are working on their augmented reality project. Here, at the Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti (ESIH), hundreds of young Haitians are being trained in IT.
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Nov 16, 2013, Speakers included: Patrick Attié, Marie Faure,Caitlin Stilin-Rooney, Jacques Jean Pierre,Ronald Mews, Dieupie Cherubin, Joachim Lohkamp, Francois Tardif, Harold Narcisse
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Holding a hackathon in Haiti is a lot like farming in Haiti. That’s how computer science graduate student Richardson Ciguené describes the concept, even dubbing the event with a local name: konbit technologie. “A konbit,” Ciguené explains, “is something that, in the countryside, where people live more off of the earth, they’re farmers, so they make a group. One day they work the field of one person, the next day they work the field of another person. They do that until everyone’s field is worked.”
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