VIDEO: @SiliconHarlem launch of HouseApp Contest & Apps Leadership Academy @CCCADI @CBRangel @HarlemCDCorp
On February 7 2014 Silicon Harlem held an event at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on 125th St NYC to lunch two fresh initiatives in 2014. The first, sponsored by Congressman Charles Rangel, is the House Student App Challenge, which is open to is open to all high school students in New York’s 13th District, who will be able to form groups and be hooked up with mentors. Students have until April 30 to design an app, submit source code and a descriptive video. Many other districts nationwide are also participating. The winning video will be displayed on the house.gov website. The second Silicon Harlem program, the Apps Leadership Academy (ALA), is a more open-ended project, also aimed at students. Based out of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), and funded by the Harlem Community Development Corporation (HCDC), the ALA will train roughly 20 high school-aged students annually to become collaborators in the development of various multimedia elements for the Center. In 2014 the initial intake will be tasked with developing the augmented reality component of the Mi Querido Barrio project. Representative Charles Rangel attended the launch, and gave vocal support. Video is below.