Know Your Neighbor / MyT
Code Interactive is a non-profit that brings innovative technology to high school students in under served communities. Under their tutelage, two projects were presented: MyT and Know Your Neighbor. Know Your Neighbor was created from the students’ experiences living in a heavily immigrant community, where neighbors may share the same country of origin, but not much else. The app is meant to foster trust and goodwill.
And then there’s MyT, which stands for MyTranslator. As several students took turns explaining their apps’ features, it became apparent that the app adjusts to your education level, when translating several languages to English, or help finding a translator – even setting up meetings before actually hiring the person. An app that comes in handy during, say, a PTA meeting.
Before they exited the stage, Jessica Lawrence asked the high schoolers what resources they needed to advance their projects. Without missing a beat, one of the team leader’s responded with an answer that many an entrepreneur can relate to – investors.