We are excited to announce an app development competition for Maine students that will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year. As a Maine-based software studio, we hope the contest (with 3 cash prizes for the best apps) will foster interest in technology among young people from around the state and promote their use of STEM skills through creative problem-solving.
The Blue Ox App Challenge asks junior high and high school students to create mobile apps that can help them in school. Registration for the challenge via the Blue Ox Technologies website is now open, and completed apps must be delivered to Blue Ox by March 22, 2017.
“We feel the App Challenge will provide valuable experience for Maine teens,” says Blue Ox CEO Christopher York, “They can choose to work individually or as part of a team in building an iOS or Android app that will address real-world needs.”
Details about the Blue Ox App Challenge may be found on our website here: www.blueoxtech.com/appchallenge2017/ . Support for this contest is being provided by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (http://mmsa.org), Project Login (http://projectlogin.com) and the Association of Computer Technology Educators in Maine (http://www.edline.net/pages/actem).