SAP held another successful youth Hackathon with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) on Saturday, November 5th.
We had 65 kids from 6 local high schools attend, along with 35 mentors (20 from SAP).
The kids were split into teams of 3-4 and assigned a mentor. The team was then asked to develop a mobile application in the areas of Sports (preventing sports injuries) or Health (reducing student stress or improving student nutrition).
We also took time to teach the kids some design thinking principles, focusing on customer centricity, which helped them create some innovative applications.
The winning team created an application to provide healthier lunch choices to high school students, by offering a mobile app that allowed kids to personalize their lunch choices by choosing from a range of healthy-only items.
SAP has been involved with NFTE for the past 4 years, sponsoring hackathons, tech challenges and design thinking sessions. SAP has partnered with NFTE, because we share a common goal, which is to provide low-income kids the opportunity to participate and excel in the digital economy, particularly in Silicon Valley.
Here is a video link that captures the essence of the day.
If you would like to learn more about NFTE, please click the following link