Trinidadian Wins Technology Award

Trinidad-born, twenty-nine-year-old Stefan Uddenberg along with his three friends are expected to appear before US Congress in 2018 after becoming winners of the YHack competition earlier this month.

The four created a browser to detect fake news and won the prize for, “the best hack to counter Fake News” at the YHack Challenge.

The competition is hosted by Yale University and encourages students to be innovative in technology.

The competition is hosted by Yale University and encourages students to be innovative in technology.

The event itakes place over a 36-hour and is considered to be a festival of innovation where the participants overnight in a gym or open space.

This year’s event was held between December 1 and 3.

The former St Mary’s college student spoke to the T&T Guardian about the program the four created and the prize they won which was a visit to US Congress to present their findings and to Facebook’s corporate headquarters.

The other three friends who participated in the competition were 20 year-old Alexander Cui, 19-year old Jeff An, and 24 year-old Michael Lopez-Brau.

Uddenberg said the group of four entered the competition for “fun,” and since the news broke that they won, it has been a whirlwind.

The US embassy in T&T also posted the article written by Yale University, concerning Uddenberg and his friends.

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