I'm in Barbados for a few days and with the help of +Shannon Clarke was lucky enough to engineer a hang-out with a few of Barbados' Developers and IT Professionals including +Dario Thornhill, Andrew Moore, Jason Hyndes, +Yohance Young and Curtis Padmore. I wanted to get an idea of what's happening on the ground in Barbados as far as technology, software development and entrepreneurship are concerned.
These are real geeks with "geek-cred". Yohance has experience with Java and C among other languages and developed a Lisp interpreter while he was at Harvard. Curtis is a pioneer in the Mobile Apps space and shared a bit about entrepreneurship in the Barbados context. Dario and Andrew are doing development with various database and web platforms and Jason offers his services as a system admin for hire.
There was actually a feature on television about an App competition and Shannon was prominently featured, pretty cool. To top it off Shannon decided today to finally launch his http://clevergrocer.com app which helps shoppers find the items on their shopping list while sticking to their budget. This meetup is part of a series of evenings for the week, we'll be doing a Dev-evening and a workshop the day after that.