The Release Innovation Challenge Community College Tour welcomed Byran Harmon as the special guest speaker on their recent stop to Montego Bay Community College. Harmon, the Vice President of News at WNYW FOX5 in New York City, a published author, playwright and an independent movie producer had a heartfelt talk to the students about the use of technology to be innovative in the areas of media and journalism. He took a very laid-back approach in getting his message across to the students that listened attentively.
With a growing interest in media and technology Byran Harmon advised students in attendance that both media and technology go hand in hand. He also urged the students to be creative and “Just Do It”, adding “Its risky and time consuming to develop new technologies but it is very beneficial. Its hard to be an overnight success, you have to actually put in the work”.
Along with Harmon’s presentation, Sophia Clarke of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) advised the students how to protect their Inventions breaking down the 4 main areas of Intellectual Property. Talisa Taylor, Executive Producer of The Release said “Both presentations were well received, and the students learned something new. We aim to create awareness, so it is our hope to come back to Montego Bay Community College to host additional seminars”.
In addition to the seminar, the students enjoyed discounts at booths from Nair, Batiste, Arm and Hammer and Trojan. The concert featured performances from Dimon Treajah, RDX, Crushal, Vyzadon, Razor B, G Whizz, Kym, Trabass and Lincoln 3 Dot. For more information on the competition and remaining tour dates visit The Release website, www.thereleaseja.com or call 876-833-5444.