An annual event put on by the Technology Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce event called Miami's Got Tech showcased emerging tech talent at Florida International University and Miami Dade College on Thursday. John Walsh, CTO of CareCloud, gave the keynote address, and among other things talked about the hiring the Miami-based fast-growing healthcare tech company, already with about 170 employees, will be doing. Of about 20 new positions Carecloud plans to fill soon, more than half are in engineering and software development, said Ralph MacNamara, chair of the GMCC Technology Committee and director of client services for Kaufman, Rossin & Co., before the event.
The six student teams not only networked and exhibited their apps, games and websites but participated in a contest, where the prize was $500 from FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. Frank Hernandez was the winner, and Karl Morris, Daniela Cadena and Salvi Pascual were named runners-up. The judges were Jorge Rey and MacNamara with Kaufman, Rossin & Co. and Andrew Stevens and Joe Yeung with CareCloud.
The students and their projects were:
Karl Morris -- Stock Trader Challenge
Frank Hernandez -- MTG Doctor
Lazaro Herrera -- Planet Defenders
Daniela Cadena -- Soshial
Thelson Richardson -- Direct Dialect
Salvi Pascual -- Rebate Ninja