Burnaby nine-year-olds develop app to help new students get to know their community

When Cameron Elementary teacher Micheline Kamber put out a call for girls who wanted to try their hand at developing an app for the Technovation tech competition, she didn’t expect a team of nine-year-olds to sign up.

She knew they’d be up against girls as old as 14, in a contest that challenges participants to identify a problem, create a mobile app to solve it, code the app, make a business plan and pitch the whole thing to expert judges – all in three months.

“We didn’t expect the little ones to show up,” Kamber said, “but I couldn’t say no.”

Good thing.

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