Community Safety App Hackathon 2015

Community Safety App Hackathon

CPS and the Chicago Police Department created this exclusive event for highly motivated students in high school STEM programs. This exciting free event will be held at the 1871 startup incubator at the venerable Merchandise Mart.
Students will have the chance to work alongside policemen, tech pros, and entrepreneurs while competing against other CPS students. The results from each team will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Winning app ideas will actually be used to fight crime and help the community.

Awesome prizes, lunch, people and an unforgettable experience are awaiting! This is also a great opportunity for your students to earn Service Learning hours so select and register your student team today. Additional program information will be sent to you after registration.

Win a Trip to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in SF

Creative and talented students age 13+ have the opportunity to attend this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for free on a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship. Review the application requirements and get started today.

WWDC 2014

NCWIT is excited to announce a collaboration with Apple to increase the participation of young women in the 2014 World Wide Developers Conference.

Please share this opportunity with your networks of students. There is a very short window to apply, so it is a bit time sensitive.

Here are some quick highlights for student scholarships:

  • Now open to students 13+, application details
  • No paid program membership required. (By contrast, regular ticket purchase is only available to current paid program members) Developers who are not already registered will be directed to register for free as an Apple Developer during submission of their scholarship application.
  • Students must create an app and submit it to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting Friday April 11 at 10am until Monday April 14 at 5pm

Full details and guidelines for app submission and well as terms and conditions can be found at the student pages in the links below.

Apps in Action: Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings


Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings

The city has a lot of abandoned buildings, and to decide which ones should be demolished, the federal government and some major foundations started a massive, high-tech mapping project. The new mayor says that’s just what he needs to improve the neighborhoods.

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