Hamilton Insurance Group and AXA XL Team Up as Code441 Sponsors
HAMILTON, Bermuda, November 20, 2019 – Two companies committed to enhancing youth digital literacy in Bermuda – Hamilton Insurance Group and AXA XL – will next month join forces to sponsor Code441’s annual hackathon. The event, which aims to teach local young people the fundamentals of coding, is to be held on Friday, December 20, 2019.
Between 50 and 75 young people will gather to spend a full day exploring how the web works and getting hands-on experience in building and designing apps. They’ll also have access to in-depth and expert teaching by local and international tech professionals, including Code441’s founder Jahde Eve, a Bermuda born software engineer currently working in Silicon Valley, California.
Patrick Tannock, Managing Director and CEO of AXA XL’s Bermuda Insurance Operations, said: “We’re aligned with Code 441’s mission and during the past five years we’ve proudly supported them by hosting their annual hackathon in our Bermuda office. We’re excited about our new partnership with Hamilton in sponsoring this event. We are thrilled to continue to expose our young people to the opportunity to acquire fundamental skill sets. This will enable them to participate and thrive in a digital world so they are ready not just for the blue-collar and white-collar jobs but also the new-collar jobs that will and are being created due to the relentless pace of technological change.”
Pina Albo, Hamilton’s CEO, added: “We’re delighted to join Patrick and the rest of the AXA XL team in bringing this hackathon to life for Bermuda’s young people. As a committed sponsor of Code441 over the last year, Hamilton has witnessed the many benefits of the scheme in teaching young people practical computer science skills and sparking in them a love for coding and app design. Now, more than ever, it’s important for young people to be digitally literate so they can thrive locally in the classroom setting and in jobs, as well as internationally as they compete with their peers from around the world.”
Founded in 2014, Code441’s mission is to empower and mentor the Island’s young people by encouraging them to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and content creators. Working together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, the non-profit aims to one day establish a new model for computer science education, web design, and mobile development for Bermuda’s students. Code441 sees this as an important step in ensuring the prosperity of Bermuda on the global stage and through its hackathons and mini-hackathons aims to teach children 21st century tools for innovation and social change. By exposing more Bermudians to computer science at a young age, the hope is it will lead to more of them working in the technology and engineering fields.
For more information or to register for the hackathon on Friday, December 20, visit www.code441.com.
About Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd.
Hamilton Insurance Group is a Bermuda-headquartered company that underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance risks on a global basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Hamilton leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. For more information, please visit www.hamiltongroup.com. Twitter: @HamiltonInsures | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hamilton-insurance-group.
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