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Meet Members of Eduvision 2014 Champions - Whittaker
Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:44:57 AM

This is part three of a four part series on Meet the Team – NCU’s National Eduvision Champions 2014.

The Eduvision 2014 software/app development competition, under the theme "Mission Impossible, Possible" brought together the creative ideas of young developers & designers with education specialists to explore how technology can solve local problems and challenges in Education and provide innovation & entrepreneurial opportunities for technologically inclined youth. Teams accessed the Education Open Data on all Schools (including address, geo-location, enrollment) and School-level exam subject performances (GSAT, CSEC, CAPE).

Thomas Whittaker poses with the Eduvision trophy

Defending champions Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) on Wednesday March 19, 2014 reclaimed its coveted title, and were crowned National champions at the Edu Vision Biennial conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in St. James.

Meet Thomas Whittaker, a final year student from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree (BSc.) in Computer and Information Sciences with an Information Security emphasis. This scholar can be described as a young software application developer and designer who holds a strong passion for technologies. In his spare time he enjoys writing web applications, playing football and blogging.

The Bahamian national who hails from Nassau, where he went to the R.M. Bailey Senior High school before journeying to the hub of Technology in the English speaking Caribbean, NCU. He chose NCU, because NCU gives each student the ability to live a Christian life while learning in a Christ centred environment. He was selected to be the lead web developer for the Hackathon team.

The Hackathon competition has taught him to always value and manage time as best as he can. After leaving NCU, Whittaker plans to work for a year before pursuing a master's degree.

Whittaker shared, “it’s a dream of mine to publish book on web development. I live by the philosophy:  “If debugging is the process of removing software errors, then programming must be the process of putting them in.”

For more information about Thomas Whittaker visit: http://twhittakerdev.com/

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