Where? Online Zoom Webinar
When? August 6-8
The Appathon works to educate the next generation of technologists, innovators, and leaders. From researchers to entrepreneurship trailblazers, this conference is a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders in the fields of AI and application development through workshops and panels. As part of this event, students will also have the chance to compete in a competition (ideathon), where they can submit business pitches and/or prototypes for an app that can have a real-world impact.
This idea should be recorded in the form of a 2-5 minute video, where you introduce an app that can have a real-world impact.
This idea should be written in the form of a 500-1000 word writeup, where you introduce an app that can have a real-world impact.
This idea should be written in the form of a prototype demonstrated in a 2-5 minute video, where you introduce an app that can have a real-world impact.
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Brian Dean earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, and is currently professor and chair of computer science in the School of Computing at Clemson University. His research interests span most of algorithmic computer science, with current emphasis on biomedical applications. Dr. Dean also serves as director of the USACO, which identifies and trains top high-school students in algorithmic computing and selects the team of top students representing the USA at the International Olympiad in Informatics each year.
Damian Musk is a rising sophomore at Stanford Online High School and aspires to research theoretical physics, particularly condensed matter physics and applications in quantum information, currently working in related fields at Caltech and Fermilab Theory. He frequently gives talks on scientific developments in a number of fields, including applied psychology and technology ethics.
Peter is entering his final year as a PhD student at Stanford University in Bioengineering specializing in AI for Healthcare. His research focuses on digital diagnostics for pediatric autism using crowdsourcing and computer vision. He is also the founder of MLPro.io, a website for data science and machine learning coding practice. Prior to enrolling in the PhD program, he completed a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Rice University.
Tarikh Campbell is the Program Manager for Workplace Inclusion at Microsoft New England Research & Development. He works with many groups and industry leaders to create more equitable and inclusive pathways for aspiring technology leaders. Tarikh was the former Senior Director of Marketing at The Partnership, Inc., one of the most highly regarded facilitators of leadership development programming and networking for Massachusetts’ professionals of color. He is a frequent speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion at industry, university, and nonprofit events.
Galicia Gordon is the Founder of Leading Learners, a global platform with a mission of supporting students through free and accessible resources. Leading Learners has reached students from all corners of the world, including students from Harvard, Columbia, McGill, Oxford, among several top tier institutes. She started her startup Leading Learners as a student in high school, and has since reached 100,000 students globally. Ask Galicia about tips to starting a global platform and overall more meaningful design and work decisions.
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All students ranging from elementary to high school welcome to attend! Unlike most of our monthly workshops, this is an international event so you can attend from anywhere.
The event will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After registration, participants will receive more detailed logistical information. Participants can also join our discord for more information.
Students can create either a prototype, which is a website or mobile app, a writeup, or a business pitch. More information can be found at http://tiny.cc/AppathonGuidelines.
Students will be allowed to submit projects starting July 1, and the deadline for projects is August 8th. You will submit your project via this http://tiny.cc/AppathonSubmission.
Many organizations, especially during the COVID pandemic, have hosted online hackathons and summits. What makes this flagship Appathon event unique is its emphasis on idea creation for apps. The widespread impact an app can have on the world is unimaginable, and through our interactive workshops and prize-incentivized competition, students will delve into the world of application development.