Ebillson Grand Jean
Ebillson GRAND JEAN, born 1997 in Carrefour (Haiti), is a Software Engineering Professional. During High School, Ebillson was a Debater under the Program called Programme Initiatives Jeunes of Fondasyon Konesans ak Libète (FOKAL). In 2012, he was ranked 3rd best Debater of the Regional Debate Tournament held in Port-au-Prince after winning the that Tournament with the Cote-Plage Debate Club located in his High School Collège de Cote-Plage. In 2013, he was ranked 7th best Debater of the National Debate Tournament held at Jacmel where the Cote-Plage Club was eliminated in semi-final by Dominicana Debate which was then the Guest Team of the competition. In 2013, he was also selected among 25 students to represent Haiti and Collège de Cote-Plage at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Annual Conference and Competition held in Anaheim (California), Ebillson competed in Computer Applications. In 2015, Ebillson finished High School and after the National State Exams results publication, he was among the 9 National Laureates (he was Second National Laureate in A Section, the Section for people with Arts an Literature Orientation). That same year (in 2015), after being awarded the prestigious Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) Excellence and Merit based Scholarship for his Undergraduate Studies, from 2015 to 2019 he studied and earned his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti (ESIH) with a minor in Business Administration. In 2016, during summer, Ebillson traveled to Washington DC for an internship with the Embassy of Haiti in the USA. Upon his return to Haiti, he decided to learn programming; this journey began in 2017, after attending the Haitian local chapter of the Android Codepath Bootcamp which was held in Saint-Louis de Gonzague. That same year, after joining A Connected Planet, he started contributing for a project named “EDUQUAT” sponsored by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The team delivered more than a dozen applications with the purpose of facilitating education in Haiti. In 2018, Ebillson also began his journey in Entrepreneurship after participating to the Hult Prize Regionals held in Boston (Massachusetts) with a project named “WaterFall”. Because his team and him were not able to progress to the competition they were not able to pursue this project. On February 2020, Ebillson joined Banque de la République d’Haïti as a Developer Analyst where he worked on several projects and on July 2021 he moved to the USA. Currently, Ebillson is a recipient of the Udactiy Citi Web Programming Scholarship where he is receiving an advanced training in Web Programming, he is also part of the National Association for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) Public Relations Team for NAAHP’s 9th Annual Conference.