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The App Challenge, a pilot project made possible thanks to a partnership with Tech South East and Agora Mobile, held it's final presentation Tuesday, April 15th at Tantramar Regional High School.

Since March, volunteers demonstrated and mentored participating students on the Vizwik platform, offering expertise on coding and application development for potential real world and business solutions.

Industry experts from Agora Mobile, Tech South East, Mount Allison University and the Anglophone East School District were on hand to evaluate the students' applications. Feedback was based on creative and innovative concepts, technical sophistication, possible social impact, the level of effort spent in creating the app, and potential usability.

Simon Gauvin, Founder and CEO of Agora Mobile also gave a presentation highlighting the importance how everyone should have the opportunity to code as it develops critical thinking and problem solving abilities and that by "learning together, we can make a difference."  During the App Challenge, Jessica Kennedy  (Tech South-East) and other members of Agora Mobile helped the students.  Martine Paquet, was coordinating the event (with Jessica) as the Education Coordinator and Communication Specialist,  and Johnny Bowser, Mobile UX Designer, was helping the students complete their apps.  

Congratulations to all our students in the App Challenge!  We are really proud of all the work they did!  Third place went to Avery Carter for his Borderlands 2 Weapons Guide App; second place went to Chris Ellis for his Borderlands 2 Tree Skill App; First place went to Bonnie Russell for her Food Finder App, which included her own photos and recipes.

 

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