State Senator LeAnna Washington's Annual Tech Symposium: students to announce launch of mobile app - Technical.ly Philly

Sep. 26, 2012 10:30 am

State Senator LeAnna Washington’s Annual Tech Symposium: students to announce launch of mobile app

Instead of hiring a firm, State Senator LeAnna Washington had her mobile app made by a group of Philly students. At tomorrow’s 6th Annual Tech Symposium for students hosted by Washington, students will announce the upcoming launch of the mobile app they built for the senator. The app, initially developed at last year’s Tech Symposium, […]

State Senator LeAnna M. Washington.

Instead of hiring a firm, State Senator LeAnna Washington had her mobile app made by a group of Philly students.

At tomorrow’s 6th Annual Tech Symposium for students hosted by Washington, students will announce the upcoming launch of the mobile app they built for the senator. The app, initially developed at last year’s Tech Symposium, aims to connect constituents to Washington’s office.

Founded in remembrance of Carole I. Smith, former executive director of the Mayor’s Commission on Technology in Philadelphia, the symposium aims to get students excited about technology.

Nearly 200 students are registered for the conference, held at Temple University. Workshops are being held by groups like the Overbrook High School Robotics Program and the Temple University College of Engineering.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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