Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Video: NCU graduate Shanique Fagan charting a career in ICT

Shanique Fagan is a release engineer at a financial institution in Jamaica, a role which sees her building and releasing software.

Shanique Fagan is a release engineer at a financial institution in Jamaica, a role which sees her building and releasing software.

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) graduate Shanique Fagan is fulfilling her career dream of working in ICT.

It was a job she earned after putting on an impressive show at the Girls in ICT Hackathon last year.

Fagan is a release engineer at a financial institution in Jamaica, a role which sees her building and releasing software.

She has joined several other young women to endorse the Girls in ICT initiative locally and regionally.

The Manchester native believes that women in ICT are good organisers, making them a great addition to a software development team.

“For the most part we are underestimated, we solve problems because we look at several problems that a guy will miss,” Fagan said.

Fagan is encouraging girls who are participating in the Girls in ICT Day Hackathon on Thursday in Kingston to “go out and do their best”.

Over 800 girls across five Caribbean countries will come together for the ICT

Day Hackathon, in celebration of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Girls in ICT Day.

Woman-led SheLeadsIT and Change Makers Development Ltd are staging the event, with the theme of #SafeGirlsSafeFutureIt is the second such event, after last year’s ground-breaking Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon.