Westhampton Beach HS junior helps develop winning app

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Along with his teammates from California, Westhampton Beach High School junior Rowan Tiska earned a first-place designation in a Congressional App Challenge. His team now has the opportunity to attend the #HouseofCode event in Washington, D.C., and demonstrate their application to members of Congress.

Tiska and his teammates created their winning app through the Applied Computing Foundation, which connects students and provides opportunities for them to work virtually on programming-related challenges and submit to competitions.

Tiska and his team created their winning application, Berrie Basket, after learning that they all lived in a farm community. They decided to develop an app that would help farmers sell their produce online. They worked on their app for over six months, meeting virtually every weekend. They are now looking forward to submitting to other competitions across the nation.

Aside from his interest in programming, Tiska is a member of his school’s French Club and student government. He intends to study computer engineering or computer science in college.

Date Added: 1/9/2023