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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hackers Providing Valuable Expertise

By Wil Payton

Puerto Rico’s hacker community has developed several solutions over the past year to increase the effectiveness of government agencies and enhance the quality of service provided to citizens. This year it is anticipated that more applications will be developed as part of the second edition of the Tech Summit, which will be held on June 4 in San Juan. This event will provide the opportunity for programmers to develop technical solutions that make agencies simply work better. Additionally, local and international technology officers will be present to provide valuable input at this government-sponsored event. Below is an excerpt from a News is...

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Video: Puerto Rico TECH SUMMIT 2013

By Wil Payton

The first Puerto Rico Tech Summit, held last month, brought together a cross-section of government leaders, entrepreneurs, technology players, and members of academia. The focus was to explore opportunities for using technology to provide better services, create jobs, enhance the local economy, and import services abroad. Check out the YouTube video below, produced by EyeTourPuertoRico, that captured activities at the summit:   Be sure to follow Connect Puerto Rico on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life!

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Puerto Rico Technology Summit

By Wil Payton

Below is an invitation from the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to attend the first Puerto Rico Tech Summit occurring this month Our government recognizes the importance of achieving greater interconnection and interoperability in the systems of government if we want to optimize the quality of citizen services, greater transparency in the process, and above all, promote entrepreneurship that will help us achieve our goals of economic development. We understand that the usefulness of the information multiplies when it is accessible to the public for entrepreneurs, researchers and investors to create new products...

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