The University of the West Indies Computing Society team secured victory at this years Telios Code Jam.
The competition involved the use of Information Technology to facilitate development in a multi-state region.
The three-phased scoring system awarded points based on presentation skills as well as impromptu coding skills since the teams had to create an algorithm to solve a problem given to them on the final day.
Teams from UWI beat out their rivals at schools like SBCS to secure first, second and third place.
The first and second runners-up won $6000 and $4000 from Microsoft and Fujitsu respectively.
The winning team consisted of Nabeel Mohammed, J.D. Sookdeo, Greg Moolchan and Janeela Maraj. Their project involved an application called “Hotspotz” that keeps users informed about activities in their area from promotions to parties.