In Florida, some dream of a technological boom to help the Haitian-American community
Tech Thursday is an occasional series that examines how Haitians are doing in technology, a sector that offers more money, cache and potential to drive change for a new generation of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. . This is the fourth part.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Johndy Hamilton, 19, doesn’t often go against his mother’s advice. But after discovering the endless possibilities of technology, Hamilton went on to study software engineering, although she wanted him to study medicine or law.
“My family has no idea what I’m talking about when I tell them what I’m doing,” said Hamilton, who studies at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “But they don’t have to understand, they just have to support me. With software engineering, I can create my own world.
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