WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino is looking for the best young technologists to compete in the first Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl that will be held at Pace University on Friday, April 17.
The event is being sponsored by Westchester County, Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and the David and Minnie Berk Foundation.
“There is no limit on the creativity that students can apply to the apps,” said Astorino. “This is a chance for students to showcase their talents.”
Open to college and high school students throughout the Westchester and New York metropolitan area, student teams compete to create mobile apps to help with the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The apps can range from simple “busy board” games that help keep Alzheimer’s patients’ minds occupied, to more complex apps that assist doctors, nurses and other caregivers with daily treatments.
Cash prizes as well as up to five paid summer internships with Westchester County will be awarded to top teams and students. All of the entries will become part of a library of free apps.
Interested student teams should register by Thursday, Feb. 12 by visiting www.pace.edu/seidenberg/mobile-app-development-bowl-2015-challenge, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (914) 422-4477.
All registrants are invited to attend a kick-off pep rally at the Westchester County Center on Friday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. where teams will be introduced. There will also be workshops to go over the rules and help teams prepare for the contest.
Guidance and support will be made available throughout the competition by Pace University, including free technical resources, instruction and workshops.
Schools can send more than one team. Students may form and register independent teams without school affiliation. There is no entry fee.
The teams will demonstrate their mobile apps for review by a panel of expert judges on Friday, April 17 at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. Winners will be announced by Astorino.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Foster at email@example.com or call (914) 422-4477.