Johnny Appseed
June 10, 2011 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Tell me about Youth app development projects, please!! Things like the Stanford Fall 2007 "Facebook Class" are a good starting point but we're even more interested in projects in underprivileged community (US/non-US) or developing country contexts that involve youths in app development (for any platform, not just Facebook and including mobile).

Another example: Oakland Mobile App Lab
Articles (including relevant ones on apps in general), web links, resources and case study tips (including interesting non-youth ones!) are much appreciated! This is for the beginnings of an academic project, but both academic and non-academic leads very welcome!

posted by zresearch to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Technovation Challenge is a woman-specific app development program aimed at high school students.

The mission of the Technovation Challenge is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.

In the course, students design a mobile phone app prototype, write a business plan, and “pitch” their plan to a panel of venture capitalists at a high-visibility, “Pitch Night” event. Winners of each regional Pitch Night come to the San Francisco Bay Area for a “National Pitch Night,” where they will compete to have their app professionally developed and distributed on the Google Android Marketplace.

posted by brainmouse at 11:49 AM on June 10, 2011

There's the Youth AppLab that's run by a University of Maryland graduate student. It focuses on inner-city DC youth.
posted by Nomyte at 12:18 PM on June 10, 2011

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