Power Mac Center Brings Kids Closer to Tech with App Development Contest

Carmel Miguel
Apple Authorized Training Provider Power Mac Center has collaborated with Kids Can! Innovation Camp to bring emPower UP! Design a Better World: App Development Challenge.

Power Mac Center Brings Kids Closer to Tech with App Development Contest
Power Mac Center Brings Kids Closer to Tech with App Development Contest

Open to kids between 10-15 years old, the said competition is to challenge participants to use Apple technology to create solutions to current and emerging issues of the community as stated by the UN SDG or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Each participating team must be composed of three members with proper parental consent. Each team must have a 60- to 120-second video showcasing their own and original innovative and creative idea of an application that will address problems in UN SDG. Videos must be uploaded via Dropbox, and participants must register at http://bit.ly/empowerup2018 on or before December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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“Technology has a pivotal role in the creation of a better society. As today’s youth is a digital savvy generation, we created this challenge to early on instill the value of using available resources to create solutions to real world problems,” said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing.

From the pool of participants, six shortlisted teams will have the chance to join a pre-competition workshop on January 12, 2019 to be lead by top industry practitioners and Apple Certified Trainers. After this, each group will be given a one-week break to come up with proposed app storyboards before the competition proper on January 19 and 20, 2019 at the PMC Business Systems, Inc. (PBSI) Main Office at 2/L Cedar Executive Bldg., Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

Members of the winning team will each receive and iPad and an exclusive training from Apple Certified Trainers to develop their app and upload it to the App Store. Runners-up, on the other hand, will take home Php120,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Certificates as consolation prizes. Power Mac Center will also be awarding the group with the best video pitch.

To know more, visit https://powermaccenter.com/empowerup/, call the Power Mac Center Training hotline at (0908) 885 6277, or email pbsi@powermaccenter.com for the complete competition guidelines.

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