Mobile CSP’s 5th Annual App Expo

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The Mobile CSP expo was featured during the 6pm showing of WFSB 3 News on Tuesday, May 22nd. Congratulations to everyone involved!

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the 5th Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Students who were enrolled in the Mobile CSP course during the 2017-2018 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course under the guidance of trained Mobile CSP teachers. Approximately 60 students from five local high schools participated in the event. 

Attendees had the opportunity to walk around the room and try out the various mobile apps. After two 45 minute viewing sessions, the attendees were asked to vote for their favorite app. The apps with the most votes earned the Mobile CSP People's Choice Award.

After the first 45 minute viewing session, Trinity College Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Takunari Miyazaki gave welcoming remarks followed by Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Mobile CSP co-PI Ralph Morelli.  Morelli engaged the students with a simple question: "At what age will you give your children their first smartphone?"
The event concluded with a thank you and closing remarks from Mobile CSP Teaching Consultant and Vice President of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association Pauline Lake who encouraged students to pursue opportunities in the Computer Science field. 
We are also pleased to announce that a Mobile CSP App Expo was held simultaneously in New York Metro Area. Congratulations to those students on the wonderful apps they created! 
Mobile CSP People's Choice Award 2018 Winners: 
All Mobile CSP apps are created using MIT App Inventor
1st Place – "Activity Finder", created by Damon Mack and Austn O'Neal from Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy in Hartford, CT. They both took home a new tablet.  
2nd Place- "Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe", created by Josephine Miner from Scituate High School in Scituate, RI. The reward was $20 in prizes from Best Buy. 
For more information about Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe click here
3rd Place- "MasterMind Clone", created by Julian Peres and George Calvert from Conard High School in West Hartford,CT. Third place was awarded a $10 Best Buy prize. 
To learn more about MasterMind Clone click here
Raffle – Students who attended also had the opportunity to participate in an App "Scavenger Hunt" finding apps based on descriptions provided. 
To see photos from the expo, check out the Flickr slideshow!
Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our 5th Annual Expo a success!