7 May 2019
Congratulations to Meteors Phillip Hunter ’20, Jason Kim ‘19, Taylar Norton ’19 and Madison Smith ’19 who created an app that won the Congressional App Challenge.
The four students – who crafted the app entitled “Safe Chicago” in the App Development class taught by De La Salle faculty member Diniah Dean – are traveling to Washington, DC to participate in the House of Code event held at the United States Capitol on May 9.
The primary purpose of the “Safe Chicago” app is to provide accurate and current information as to where visitors to the city of Chicago should go, places to visit and things to see all while remaining safe.
By downloading the app, guests also are given GPS directions enabling them to arrive at their chosen destinations safely and easily.
The Meteors will demonstrate their app for members of the United States Congress and their staffs during the “House of Code”, which is considered the new national science fair. The Meteors also will be able to meet their member of Congress while also connecting with other coders from across the country.
The De La Salle app team will demonstrate their creation from 3:30-5:30 pm Central Daylight Time in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. Along with the app demonstration, the Meteors also will hear from current lawmakers as well as touring the Library of Congress.
Congratulations, Meteors, on this wonderful achievement! Everyone at De La Salle is very proud of you!
PHOTO ID: Taylar Norton, Phillip Hunter, Diniah Dean, Jason Kim, Madison Smith