Globally Recognized, International Participation
Talawa was created by The Palisadoes Foundation in 2019 as part of its social outreach programs in Jamaica. Our work was sponsored by local companies wanting to create a globally competitive workforce on the island by sponsoring philanthropic software development internships for university students.
In 2021, Palisadoes was accepted into the prestigious Google Summer of Code (GSoC) which expanded the development team to volunteers around the world. That same year we participated in the GitHub India, GitHub Externship program for both the winter and summer cohorts.
Palisadoes was also selected for GSoC in 2022 and 2023. In 2022 the Google Season of Docs (GsoD) selected Palisadoes as a participant. In 2023 our Talawa projects were included in the Outreachy open-source internship program.