Teleios announces 2017 Code Jam winners

Above: Irwin Williams, leader of the Teleios Code Jam Build Team and the audience at the awards ceremony for the 2017 Teleios Code Jam. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

At the awards ceremony for the 2017 Teleios Code Jam today, Irwin Williams noted that the project, which was governed by the theme Smart Cities, had more than doubled participation this year, with 11 teams taking part, an increase from five in 2016.

McWilliams noted that there were 43 submissions at the challenge phase, 11 presentations and six grand submissions.

The challenge carries 20 per cent of the score, the presentation, 30 per cent, and the grand submission carries 50 per cent of the score.

Three universities, UWI, UTT and SBCS, developed projects in C++, C#, Javascript, Java and Python.

Team Kings didn’t name their project, which used eye tracking technology to ensure that the driver’s eyes remain on the road

Team Mind’s Protection by Detection project used machine learning to analyse security video feeds to scan for alert situations.

Smart Cycling Collection from VisioTech is an integrated waste management and recycling system using Arduino Uno and depth sensors to monitor when recycling bins are filled.

Ay Boy analyses facial expression to determine if the driver is intoxicated using facial indicators. When they appear, voice alert is triggered, which is, as you might expect, a voice yelling “Ay Boy.”

The Water Contamination Detection device used sensors to monitor PH levels in water to evaluate the amount of chlorine and other contaminant levels.

MET-Oracle used Raspberry Pi to gather data to monitor pollution, wind speed, temperature, historic rainfall and humidity to evaluate and analyse weather patterns

Team Unbeatable, an internal Teleios team that develops for the competition offered InTeleLenz, a feedback tool that measures engagement in teaching and presentations to inform lecturers about their impact on their audiences.

Speaking on behalf of the judges, Dale Wilson, Manager of Operations and Strategic Information Systems hoped for an awards ceremony in the future that allowed all the participants to meet and to get to know each other as part of developing a software programming ecosystem for their generation.

Judges evaluated the presentations on the basis of their uniqueness, the intended application of the technology (sensors were used a lot), the feasibility of the project, the relevance to the theme and the presentation itself, a five-minute videotaped “elevator pitch.”

“You all are pioneers,” Wilson said.

Code Jam 2017 winner Team VisioTech. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.


Best in Challenge – Team TG (Johnathan Herbert, Christian Fraser, Renshawn Rajatttan, Darien Jardine)

Best in Presentation – Team VisioTech (Naomi Padre, Javid Ali, Ismaeel Hosein, Daniel Gordon, Aadidev Sooknanan)

Best in Code – Team Mind (Inshan Bhattan, Darcelle Modest, Mervyn Singh, Nirvana Sharma

Most innovative solution – Team Amigos (Brandon Scott)

First Place Winner, Code Jam 2017 – Team VisioTech.

Teleios Code Jam is managed by Teleios Systems and supported by platinum sponsors Flow, Massy Technologies Infocom and Relate Studios.