The North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s Ready, Set, App! challenge is a mobile app development competition for high school students sponsored by Lenovo. Student groups are asked to develop a mobile app using a mobile app development platform (e.g., MIT App Inventor) to solve a problem in their community or school. Ready, Set, App! focuses on three primary pillars:

  1. Mobile App Development

  2. Professional and Personal Development

  3. Interpersonal and Soft Skills Development


Student groups are asked to adhere to the following terms and conditions to be considered for the competition. If groups have any questions, please contact Program Manager Kiya Edwards at kiya.edwards@nc.gov.

 

This competition is only open to North Carolina high school students-other submitters will be automatically disqualified.

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Prizes

$600 in prizes

Invitation to Virtual Pitch Competition (6)

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Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled as a 9-12 grade student in public high school or public charter school in North Carolina.
  • Teams are comprised of three-five students and one teacher advisor/leader. (Note: Students can only join ONE team. and team formation should seek to demonstrate and utilize diversity and inclusivity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, age, culture, language, subject area of expertise).
  • Participants commit to developing an Android mobile application that addresses a problem in your school or community.
  • Registration opens October 6, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. November 30, 2020. Please note- registration only indicates interest in the competition. Final projects are not due until March 2021. 

Requirements

RSA is designed in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Registration
  • Phase 2: Develop + Demo + Pitch Group Reflection
  • Phase 3: Finalist Round

 

What to create: develop a mobile app using a mobile app development platform (e.g., MIT App Inventor) to solve a problem in their community or school. Ready, Set, App! focuses on three primary pillars:

  • Mobile App Development

  • Professional and Personal Development

  • Interpersonal and Soft Skills Development

What to submit:

  • App Pitch + Demo

  • Group Reflection- Answer 3 out of the 6- The diversity questions is mandatory for each group.

  • Upload your APK file to Devpost

  • Complete and enter information into all required fields of the submission form on hackathon site.

*Please see Phases tab for more details*

Judges

Kiya Edwards

Kiya Edwards

Amber Williams

Amber Williams

Kshitij Chauhan

Michael Denning

Caroline Bertoni

Caroline Bertoni

Lauren Polaha

Lauren Polaha

Jordan Piper

Jordan Piper

Jake Zimmerman

Kiya Edwards

Denise Driscoll

Nicole Hutchinson

Nicole Hutchinson

Mike McDermott

Mike McDermott

Andrew Hansen

Andrew Hansen

Seema A Rahim

Seema A Rahim

Nahyr Thomas

Nahyr Thomas

Sandeep Karandikar

Sandeep Karandikar

Chandler Brown

Chandler Brown

Guangxue Xiao

Shimei Li

Shimei Li

 Melissa Herb

Melissa Herb

Erin Folk

Erin Folk

John Mathew

Connor Gridley

Connor Gridley

Linda Yao

Linda Yao

Roberto Agostini

Roberto Agostini

Marta Gibb

Sydni Collins

Sydni Collins

Christian Rivera

Christian Rivera

Elaine Durazzo

Elaine Durazzo

WILLIAM JOHNSON

WILLIAM JOHNSON

Daniel Bain

Daniel Bain

Karen Kluttz

Karen Kluttz

Rowan Cress

Rowan Cress

Yan Li

Yan Li

Erin Cook

Erin Cook

Tiffany Harrell

Tiffany Harrell

Cassie Jeppson

Lauren Ulmer

Lauren Ulmer

Sandra Dennison

Sandra Dennison

Jenna Cote

Jenna Cote

Brenda Purnell

Brenda Purnell

Sandra Clarke

Sandra Clarke

Maria Jose Martin

Rashika Mishra

Rashika Mishra

Vaidehi Gosawi

Vaidehi Gosawi

Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

Morgan Crawford

Ashlea Hitchcock Francis

Olivia Comer

Eric Libbey

Eric Libbey

Sarah Woodward

Mike Cole

Mike Cole

James johnson

James johnson

Tim Woody

Robert Bates

Robert Bates

Mayank Gupta

Heather Roof

Heather Roof

Amy Policastro Schroeder

Amy Policastro Schroeder

Caroline Knox

Evelyn Gonzalez

Ciera Tucker

Ciera Tucker

Claudia Cokis

Claudia Cokis

Gabrian Chua

Gabrian Chua

Shreya Gundam

Shreya Gundam

Aman Anas

Kyla Guilford

Kyla Guilford

Leah Guilford

Leah Guilford

Anna Halim

Anna Halim

David Rivera

David Rivera

Curtis Edwards

Curtis Edwards

Teresa Edwards

Teresa Edwards

Josh Franklin

Josh Franklin

Tynageja Grant

Tynageja Grant

Kiya Edwards

Kiya Edwards

Gail Edwards

Gail Edwards

Kiya Edwards

Kiya Edwards

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Relevance
    Please consider: the conciseness of argument and research/date provided to support the solution.
  • Adequacy of Solution
    Please consider: Is the app developed sufficiently to meet the needs of the problem indicated?
  • Creativity and Innovation in the Solution
    Please consider: Do the students provide a unique solution to the problem?
  • Quality of Graphical User Interface (GUI) Design
    Please consider: user accessibility- can the user get to what they need quickly? Is there consistency within the app? Is the app intuitive?
  • Collaboration/ Team Development
    Please consider: Does the team reflection indicate personal and professional growth amongst the group? Does the team reflection demonstrate how diversity and inclusivity of the team aided in the app development process?
  • Quality of Materials
    Please consider: Did the student groups put significant thought into their final materials?

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