IT Students Win 1st Place & Best in Show in Mobile App Competition
IT students in the IT 4131 – IT Capstone course won first place in the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Student Mobile App Competition. The team consists of Andre Coleman, Ryan Callahan, Shayne Moore, James Riley and Leslie Dykes. The app they created — “Allerg-Ease” — allows people with food sensitivities to quickly and easily locate healthy and safe menu options for some of today’s most popular restaurant chains.
As part of the competition, the student team submitted a one-minute video detailing the functions of their application. See the Allerg-Ease video!.
In addition to the recognition this impressive student team will receive, they will receive a $2,500 cash award and the IT department will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Best in Show!
The team also won Best in Show with their Allerg-Ease app, which allows people with food sensitivities to identify safe menu options at six popular restaurant chains. While the competition winners are determined by judges, all attendees at the meeting vote on Best in Show. The team received cash awards for its 1st Place and Best in Show wins. The competition sponsor also donated $1,250 to the IT department, which at the students’ request, will be used to fund an Allerg-Ease scholarship. We are very proud of the team’s hard work and dedication. Pictured from left to right: Shayne Moore, Leslie Dykes, Ryan Callahan, Andre Coleman and James Riley.
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