The organizers of the Edu App Challenge have one goal in mind: fill the technology gaps in education with input from their greatest resource – the students.
On November 6 to 8, students will join forces with professional developers, designers, teachers and entrepreneurs to create a prototype app within 48 hours.
What kind of app? That depends entirely on the students.
Representatives from Calgary schools will be on hand to talk about education problems regarding technology, and then pitches will be heard on how to address those problems.
The best pitches will be accepted, and groups will be formed from a balance of students, teachers and developers. Cree said many students are already very in tune with technology, but they may not be using it in the most productive ways.
During the challenge, industry professional, from sectors including arts, education, technology and sales, will drop in to chat and mentor students. When it’s over, the groups will present their prototypes to a panel of judges, who will award $10,000 in prizes.
Registration is available to anyone older than 14 at www.eduappchallenge.org.