An app developed to complement REO’s North 24th Street Walking Tour took second place for a team of South High School students in the first BringITOn Challenge, a technology competition in which students submit solutions to problems presented by partnering businesses.
MCC Information Technology and eLearning and the Interface Web School sponsored the competition. Awards were presented April 27 at Do Space at 72nd and Dodge streets.
The competition began with eight high school teams of information technology students. The teams selected nonprofits to work with on projects. Projects ranged from database solutions to videos to apps. Besides designing and programming an app, students had to create a seven- to 10-minute presentation showcasing their product that defined customer requirements and demonstrated the product’s major features and characteristics. They also had to present a functional or semi-functional prototype.
Four teams completed the challenge. IT professionals, along with the participating nonprofits, judged the teams. Winners all received vouchers for free classes at Metropolitan Community College and the opportunity to pick from prizes like Drones and iPads.
The students will put final touches on the app following summer break. REO will unveil the app Sept. 23 during its monthly North 24th Street Walking Tour.