NEW GENERATION SKILLS: STUDENT COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIVE MOBILE APPS@NSMNS

Sofia Development Association was a partner of the mobile app competition APPS@NSMNS, held for the third consecutive year at the National High School of Mathematics and Natural Science “Academician Lyubomir Chakalov.” The competition was part of the school’s Festival of the Sciences on April 28 and 29, 2018, as well as one of the events under the project “New Generation Skills,” co-funded by Interreg Danube. The participants at the Hackathon were informed about the upcoming unveiling of the Youth Innovation Lab and the services it will make available to young entrepreneurs.

The competition brough together 5 teams of students from 8 to 12 grade. They each developed a proprietary product under the mentorship of professionals, teachers, researchers, and others. The projects were complete and well-designed mobile apps.

This year’s winners were:
I place – Boyana Nikolova and Kristiyan Serafimov – project GroundHall – from NSMNS – Sofia – the project is a social platform for aiding school.

II place – Stanimir Velichkov – project Competitive Math – from NSMNS – Sofia – The app is a mathematics game that includes its own social network where individual users can share and solve the problems together.

III place – Ivaylo Atanassov – project Буквите – от SMNS “Geo Milev” – Stara Zagora – The app is an educational game for children in kindergarten for learning the alphabet.

IV place – Kardam Gergov – project Fruits – 134 School – Sofia – The app is targeted at students up to the age of 9 learning English. Users learn the pronounciation and spelling of commonly found fruits and vegetables using two types of games.

V place – Kristiyan Hadjikolev and Kalin Krastev – project IML – Improve My Learning – from FPMS – Sofia – The app is a learning assistant. It combines several key functions: notetaking and notifications and generating different quizzes based on user inputs.