Chronixx Embraces Technology: Jamaica's Future is Here

Chronixx Sponsors A Coding Boot-Camp In Kingston, Jamaica.


Mwenda Kelvin (Chief Editor)

4/1/20222 min read

Chronixx in Kenya 2018 (Credit: Pinterest)


Chronixx (Jamar Rolando McNaughton) is a Jamaican reggae artist born on the 10th of October in the year 1992. Over the years, Chronixx and his music where his lyrical content revolves around the themes of anti-war, romantic proclamation and resiliency has been branded as “Reggae Revival” alongside other reggae artists.


According to their website JamCoders is a summer camp on algorithms and programming for high school students between 3rd and 5th form (9th through 11th grade) which is set to commence in Kingston, Jamaica in the University of West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in the summer of 2022 whereby the syllabus will be heavily influenced by that of AddisCoder (a free intensive 4 week summer program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which introduces high schoolers to programming and algorithms).

In the expected JamCoders summer program that is set to run from 4th to 29th of July 2022 with activities for teaching assistants starting a week earlier, the participating students will be provided free dormitory rooms and meals. JamCoders stated that they are looking for students who have excelled academically in their schools, especially in mathematics and related subjects (no programming experience is required in order to apply).

In reference to AddisCoder, the program has previously ran in the years 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In the year 2020 the program was scheduled to commence as from the 13th of July 2020 to 7th August 2020 but from their tweet, they said that due to Covid-19 pandemic, the program had to be canceled. From one of their recent tweets, this year (2022), the organizers have been very eager to bring the program back again in the summer but due to some logistical difficulties they will have to delay and address it for 2023.


The thought to kickoff JamCoders was at first conceptualized by Chronixx (a Jamaican reggae artist) and his team after reading about the AddisCoder program in Ethiopia where afterwards, he made a bighearted introduction donation in order to reinforce creation of the program in Kingston, Jamaica.

Screenshot post of JamCoders summer coding camp program (Credit: @chronixxmusic)


The JamCoders summer program being the first one to happen in Kingston, Jamaica seems will be fun and very productive having a list of top-notch tech lecturers around the globe who include;

1. Professor Boaz Barak (Harvard University)

2. Dr. Timnit Gebru (DAIR Institute)

3. Dr. Gunjan Mansingh (UWI Mona)

4. Professor Jelani Nelson (UC Berkeley)

According to JamCoders, alongside the lecturers, there will be also 12 teaching assistants and 5 organizers for the program to run successfully.