UNM Information Technologies is sponsoring our second annual mobile app contest to provide students from UNM a real-life opportunity to develop and apply coding skills that can provide useful apps for the community using UNM and the City’s open data repositories. The contest will also provide motivated students support to commercialize any market worthy apps that result.
UNM faculty and staff will provide support to these coding efforts through fall workshops, assignment of mentors to applicants, and making development environments available in student labs. UNM and the City have invested in open data sets which are available to enrich the coding experience and make the apps more useful to users. Data sets available include UNM events, class schedule data, campus locations, Route 66 images, bike paths, list of local business, and more.
Through this effort, UNM hopes to inspire students to develop coding skills which are increasingly valuable in our information economy, and to yield apps that can improve the experience of our students.