Screen_Shot_2017-07-20_at_8.13.35_PMThe Caribbean Organization of National Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO) held its third annual CANTO CODE 3.0 Virtual Hackathon which was launched on June 17th and ran through to the 25th where a team of three Belizean students from Corozal Junior College who go by the name LXJ Code placed first in the competition that required them to build a mobile application.

Due to their remarkable performance, LXJ Code consisting of Michael Sabido, Luis Aguilar Jr. and Joseph Roches, were selected to participate in the Pre-Acceleration Program as part of CANTO’s 33rd annual Conference and Trade Exhibition which kicked off on July 16th to the 19th at Punta Cana located in the Dominican Republic. The trio was successful once again in placing first overall with a new and innovative communication platform to assist with natural disasters and national emergencies.

CANTO is aimed at serving Caribbean Youth by providing a platform dedicated for the advancement of future Caribbean leaders. The competition itself provides an opportunity for leading Caribbean software designers, developers, entrepreneurs and innovators to represent their country by working together to develop a pre-identified business solution. The event is also designed to engage the Caribbean youth, both local and abroad, in stimulating Caribbean tech start-ups to gain exposure, provide expert advice on business development, and participation in the youth exhibition.

CTV3 News understands that LXJ Code is expected to return to Belize tomorrow Friday July 20th.

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