Belize Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
Open-source technology in Belize is an area that is steadily gaining traction. If you are interested in learning more about this field, there are various resources available to you, including online platforms, communities, and open-source projects.


  1. Open Source Belize: This is a community-driven platform that promotes and supports the use of open-source software in Belize. The website provides information about open-source technologies and upcoming events.

  2. Belize Hackerspace: This is a community of technologists and innovators that provides a platform for collaboration, education, and innovation. They host events and workshops, with a focus on open-source technology.

  3. Belize Open Source Society: This is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the use of open-source software and hardware in Belize. The organization provides training, resources, and events for those interested in open-source technology.

Notable Technologists from Belize:

  1. Rene Villanueva Sr.: He was a prominent journalist, playwright, and director in Belize. He is also known for his work in developing the first Belizean software, “Kriol Spell Checker.”

  2. Emilio Zabaneh: He is a software developer and entrepreneur in Belize. He is the founder of the software development company, Zabatech, which has developed various open-source projects, including the “Belize Social Security Board Website.”

  3. Christopher Williams: He is a software developer and entrepreneur who founded the company, Siren Group. He has worked on various open-source projects, including “OpenSCAD” and “Thingiverse.”

Overall, Belize is slowly embracing open-source technology, and with the right resources, one can easily learn and become proficient in this field. The communities and organizations mentioned above are a great place to start.

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