SAPNA is an initiative born out of the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) at the University of Technology, Jamaica. The aim of the initiative is to enhance the knowledge and technical skills of its student members through participation in enterprise software application development and deployment. SAPNA was inspired by a dream or desire for SCIT to produce an excellent caliber of graduates who would be dominant on the world stage in their abilities to perform at a very high level on any software development project in anywhere in the world. The name SAPNA is therefore fitting since in Hindi it means “Dream”. The SAPNA initiative (2007) was spearheaded by Arnett Campbell (then Head of School of SCIT) and supported by Charmaine DeLisser (then Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Computing). In addition, Nathaniel Nation and Matthew Bryan played a key seminal role in fashioning and promoting the establishment of SAPNA in its initial form.
The intent is that through participation in this initiative, students will:
Through the establishment of a creative yet managed environment, we will:
Dr. Sean Thorpe
Head of School of Computing & Information Technology, Business Director of SAPNA
Academic Director of SAPNA
Technical Director of SAPNA