TechieForLife Student Wins First Place at the DSU Code Camp
TechieForLife (TFL) student Will led his team of four to a first-place win at the recent Dixie State University-sponsored Southern Utah Code Camp. This year’s 24-hour programming, design, and entrepreneurship contest with teams competing to build the best web or mobile app was held virtually due to Covid-19 on November 13th & 14th, 2020. The winners demonstrated their projects at the Silicon Slopes monthly lunch meetup, a gathering of Southern Utah startup and tech community insiders.
Will’s team, Ru$$el Hu$$el, in the collegiate Intermediate Division, created an app they called Lyrical. It connects to the music app Spotify through its API and displays the lyrics of songs as they play. Will said during their demonstration, “The hardest part was coming up with an idea. Building the app wasn’t that hard after we got permissions for the API.”
Each November, TechieForLife sends students to compete at this all-nighter challenge that tests their skills to create and complete a project in a short amount of time. The yearly event gives participants like TechieForLife’s student, Will, the opportunity to make friendships, build relationships, find jobs or business partners, network, and even launch successful businesses.
To learn more about how TechieForLife mentors students like Will, please visit TechieForLife.com. For information about Code Camp go to SouthernUtahCodeCamp.com
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, residential postsecondary school with a wrap-around career support program in beautiful St. George, Utah. Students with neurodiverse social, emotional, and academic challenges such as autism receive mentoring at TFL so they can build social connections, confidence and independence. Licensed as a vocational school, TFL offers in-house computer tech training, college or trade school help, apprenticeships, internships and job support for individualized paths forward. At TFL, students have a place to belong and support to succeed.