ADP TECH CHALLENGE
IN COLLABORATION WITH JANJ
Teams of students will create a mobile app for JANJ. The app’s focus is to enable JA High School Hero volunteers to record the number of hours they spend through JA’s leadership initiatives, helping to measure impact. Teams will consist of 3-4 students and each team will be paired with a team of ADP mentors.
WHO: High school and undergraduate students
WHAT: Attend training sessions, work with a team of students and ADP professionals to design and develop a mobile app
WHEN: Apply by August 30th! The challenge will run through the month of September
WHY: Further your technology skills, build your resume, and network with professionals! Prize pool of $1000+
"Our app, Chronometer, is the perfect way for any Junior Achievement volunteer to track their hours spent volunteering and stay motivated by seeing progress and working towards milestones. Some of the pages our app offers are a sign in page, a page to see previous events they have attended, a page to see all of the upcoming events JA is hosting, a page to see all of their milestones, and lastly, one to track a new event. The multitude of screens are connected through a navigation bar that makes the user experience easy to follow... One of our best features is the Milestones page, where a volunteer can track their progress by climbing up a dynamic ladder that presents motivational messages when they reach a certain number of hours..."
"We designed an Android Studio application using the Firebase Realtime Database to store the information of the user safely and securely. We have a page to add events, a page to see the history of events, and a settings page to update any of the user's personal information."
"Our iOS app uses Swift and XCode...The sign up/login up page was one of the complete features. It uses a variety of functions to validate different fields and is hooked up to a Firebase backend database..."
Student groups will work with their ADP mentors to start developing the app. There will be at least one check-in to ensure that students are working with their mentors and to track their progress.
Students should be getting into the final stages of developing and testing their apps. There will be
another check-in with ADP mentors and JA to track progress.
At the end of September, participants will present their mobile apps to JA and ADP, and the winning teams will be decided. Recognition and award package will be determined for the top three teams. Students will have a fun experience developing an app, being mentored by ADP professionals, while also gaining invaluable and practical coding knowledge.
The app would solve a complex problem of tracking JA High School Heroes’ activities during their years leading to high school graduation.
Enable students to consistently track number of hours dedicated to JA programs and initiatives. Total hours engaged in JA’s leadership experiences could result in certifications, credentials, awards, etc.
Vision: Improve communication between JANJ organization and JA Alum, which could help connect these emerging leaders with potential internships/job opportunities. Capture the long-term impact of JA’s High School Heroes program, providing critical data for JANJ fundraising.