This week Interapt hosted forty students from Louisville Urban League for an app-building workshop at The Nucleus, where Interapts offices are located. During a two-hour session, students had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about technology, build apps, and even try out a pair of Google Glass. After Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal welcomed the kids to the building, Ky Department of Economic Developments Brad Thomas spoke to the group and emphasized the importance of math, science & technology in todays workforce, and that what they were learning that day was a step towards more opportunity through education.
Kids began the event by breaking into small teams to begin the process of building a mobile app, with a little help from mentors on Interapts Marketing, Sales, Design, and Operations teams. Led by Hunter Gerlach, Interapts Director of Operations, each team brainstormed ideas for an app, discussed how they wanted it to function, designed screens, created a name and slogan, and decided its cost and marketing strategy. At the end of the session, each group presented their app to the room, and answered questions from the audience about the fine details of the app they created.
Interapts Gerlach was pleased: The students showed a lot of enthusiasm, and were very competitive, which brought out a lot of very good final products on each team. We were very impressed with the bright ideas and attention to detail on display, and we enjoyed the experience of both teaching and learning from the students. Gerlach added, Our Interapt team had a lot of fun working with all of the students, and we would look forward to hosting them again in the future.