Calling All Student Developers in South America and Mexico — Register for the 2013 Torneo Universitario de Apps!
July 24th, 2013 | Published in Uncategorized
Have you ever thought about creating an app to improve the way your community lives or accesses information?
This year, students in South America and Mexico have a chance to think of their city as an interface, and help shape their city’s infrastructure by joining the Torneo Universitario de Apps, or the TuApp tournament, run by Cursor Lab. At Google, we’re big on iterating and innovating, so that’s why we’re corporate sponsors of this year’s TuApp tournament. We want to encourage students to think about how they can reshape and impact their communities by developing a mobile application that will improve the lives of their citizens.
The TuApp tournament has been continuously scaling over the last three years within Chile and due to its ongoing success, it is open to students from across South America and Mexico for the first time this year. The tournament is an exciting opportunity for students to meet other student developers in the region, while gaining hands-on programming skills in an environment that encourages teamwork and creative thinking. The tournament will feature teams of two to four, where each team builds smart applications for the benefit of their cities. Participation in such competitions is a great resume booster too!
Teams will be judged on criteria such as originality, design, and functionality, and the twelve teams of finalists will be flown to Santiago, Chile to present their work to a panel of judges and peers! There is no cost to participate, and copyrights belong exclusively to the students as developers. The three teams who create the most impactful app will win bragging rights, and cool devices on which they can continue to build and improve their applications!
Registration for teams is open now through August 15th. Things kick off with the opening ceremony on August 31st and participants will code through November. The finals and closing ceremony will take place in Chile in December. We encourage all South American and Mexican students to learn more and register now for this exciting learning opportunity!
Posted by Stephanie Chan, LatAm Tech University Programs Team
Check out this video overview of the 2012 tournament highlights. Only more to come for the 2013 tournament, so register now!