What is SPARK App League?

SPARK App League is the first mobile development contest created specifically for high school students. Created by Gilbert, Arizona in 2012, our non-profit program is hosted in partnership with Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and is sponsored by Google.

For 2016, SPARK is going to focus on the thinking behind programming by helping students create a working video game while collaborating in teams. Students will compete against each other in a 2-day Game Jam at ASU's Polytechnic campus.

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Learn how to think with code using Scratch from MIT with sessions hosted by Gilbert, ASU, and Google.

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Make your own game and compete with other students for cash and prizes.

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Work as a team to complete achievements for a chance to win bigger prizes.

What did we SPARK last year?

Last year's SPARK App League competition kicked off in January with over 250 students working to wireframe, design, and code a tourism app for the Town of Gilbert's "Discover Gilbert" campaign.

The opening event launched with instruction on how to create wireframes, how to use the Town's branding elements to design their app, and how to code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a web app. Students were given 11 weeks to submit their mobile app.

Out of fifteen final submissions that were judged on code and design, Devynn O'Donnell, Brendan Saliba, and Ryan Kundrata from Foothills Academy College Prep came out as our winners!

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I can't wait to compete next year, it's something I really look forward to doing. I'm honored to given the ability to participate in such a fun, exciting competition.
Rachel DowellRachel Dowell
Mesquite High School
SPARK App League - 2015
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