Students from North Vancouver and West Vancouver recently attended the Game of Apps Regional Championships at Carson Graham Secondary this past Saturday, May 11th. At the event, students were able to present their five-minute pitch presentations, highlighting the app they’ve built, explaining why they built it, and demoing their final product.
Team Carson Graham attending the Game of Apps Regional Championships
Game of Apps is a program that guides secondary school students through the process
of building mobile apps, all the way from concept and ideas to full functioning
apps. Local technology professionals volunteer their time to mentor the
students weekly, teaching them on the same tools, techniques and processes used
by the industry. Students are then grouped into teams and they first come up
with an app idea and then they build it.
|Outstanding Developer Award|
Grade 12, Windsor Secondary
|Outstanding Leadership Award|
Grade 9, Carson Graham Secondary School
Students from across the North Vancouver School
District and West Vancouver Schools are taking part in the 24-week program. Once
the program is complete, students are able to take part in the app competition
At the Regional Championships,
all students received a certificate of
recognition for completing the Game of Apps program.
(Pictured from left: MLA Bowinn Ma, Handsworth Secondary School Principal Rupi Samra-Gynane, and Associate Dean and Computer Science Faculty at Northeastern University, Bethany Edmunds)
The judges, including MLA
Bowinn Ma, Associate
Dean and Computer Science Faculty at Northeastern University, Bethany Edmunds,
and Principal of Handsworth Secondary School, Rupi Samra-Gynane, had the opportunity for a 3-minute question period with
The top teams received trophies and medals
during the ceremony portion, followed by speeches from local representatives.
Congratulations to the champions, Team Quay! (pictured)
Team Quay, comprised of students from Carson Graham Secondary School, Handsworth Secondary School (two students), Sentinel Secondary School, West Vancouver Secondary School, and Windsor Secondary School, were selected by judges as the
North Shore Champions!
Team Quay will advance to the Provincial Championships, which take place on Saturday, May 25th at 9:00 am at the BCIT
Downtown Campus. Winning team, Team Quay, designed an app called Minding the Maze, which is an iMessage game where players can
challenge their friends to complete a maze.
Come support Team Quay and check out the
other app presentations!
all of the students and teams that participated in this program.
Group photo of Game of Apps program participants, students, and judges