Hip-Hop Hacktivist Building Apps for Social Change

Four to five students work in teams supported by two professional software engineers and one professional designer. Students work together to brainstorm an idea for a web or mobile app based on the event’s theme. Students will utilize teamwork, effective communication, time-management, and all the necessary skills involved in building a successful product. Designers will assist students in sketching ideas out and wire framing. After the ideation stage, developers will bring the students’ ideas to life. Participants will also work together to create a four minute presentation that describes and demonstrates their idea. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups based on the originality of the idea, quality of the presentation and the suitability of their idea to the event’s theme. The event will also include a music showcase and a panel that involves a conversation between a music professional and a tech professional discussing the great opportunities that careers in tech provide.