Press Release Modo Puts the Power of its No-Code Campus App Builder into the Hands of Students During 24-Hour Ideathon Competitions

Hundreds of students will take their forward-thinking ideas on how a mobile experience could benefit campus life and build them into engaging mobile apps in less than a weekend.

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (PRWEB) April 18, 2019

Modo, the leading no-code mobile app development platform used by the world’s most recognized and respected institutions of higher education, today announced the Modo Ideathon 2019, the next-generation series of mobile app “hackathons for non-developers” competitions aimed at empowering all students to become app builders and shape their campus’ mobile strategy and experience.

Modo Ideathon competitions are co-sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and will run throughout the spring semester with scheduled events at schools across the country, from large public universities to community colleges. During the events, hundreds of students will take their forward-thinking ideas on how a mobile experience could benefit campus life and build them into engaging mobile apps in less than a weekend. The competitions underscore how the intuitive interface of Modo Campus enables students with no coding skills to create a unified mobile experience that delivers on their day-to-day needs – quickly and easily. Unlike traditional hackathons, the Modo “Ideathon” becomes a contest of innovation and ideas, not computer skills, so any academic major or discipline can participate and win.

Each team has 24-hours to build their app, a panel of judges selects the team with the best app and awards them with a prize of $1,000. Student finalists from each school will compete against one another for a national prize of $10,000, which will be awarded at the Kurogo Mobile Conference in June at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Derek Strickland, Founder & CEO at Nascent Corporation in Tallahassee, FL and, judge of the FSU Ideathon said, “[I am] so glad to have been a part of Ideathon 2019! Believe me when I say it was impressive what people with no [technical] background can do in such a short time. Truly a testament to the Modo app building platform.”

“I had so much fun collaborating with my team on an issue that we are passionate about tackling on the FSU campus. Loved seeing the innovative initiatives that all my peers had on their proposed ideas,” said Daela Lyewsang-Holness, Information, Communication and Technology Major at FSU.

“With the increasing demand for cloud-based skills, programs like Modo’s Ideathon Competitions help to foster a passion for digital technologies among students from all backgrounds. Students will learn important new skills through this fun and creative initiative,” said AWS Global Education Director, Andrew Ko.

The nationwide Ideathons are organized and led by Ana Sanchez, Modo’s User Engagement Strategist. Before beginning her career at Modo, Sanchez was an Ideathon winner herself in 2016.

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