24th June 2023 - ChampSpeak Alumni Benedict Lim Hao Yan led his team from Z-Boomers to organise the Impact Appathon 2023 with ChampSpeak in Miri right after completing their SPM examininations. This 30-hour mobile phone app hackathon and workshop by teens for teens was a success, featuring 21 teenagers who showcased their creativity and innovation by coming up with 6 Apps that went head to head during the final presentation in the running for the Choice Awards by local beneficiaries, namely The Sarawak Society for the Blind Miri, Zero Strays Miri and Empalai Kitai Krokop Community Farm.
The final 8 hours of the hackathon welcomed visitors to interact with the app creators, to explore their projects, and to witness their passion and dedication. This hackathon was made possible by our Diamond Sponsor YB Chiew Choon Man. We are also very thankful for the food sponsorship by our gold sponsors, Banyo Indian Cuisine, The Light Restaurant and Bar, HappyCha Boulevard, The Twin Brothers Patiserie, The Hornbill cafe and our laptop sponsor Realfun Learning.
During the App Presentation Livestream, each teenager had the opportunity to demonstrate their app's purpose and features to a wider virtual audience, highlighting diverse and innovative solutions.
The evening reached its pinnacle with the Award Ceremony, where outstanding apps were recognized and celebrated for their innovation and potential impact. The event left attendees with a sense of accomplishment and motivation for future endeavors.
Overall, the Community App Roadshow was a resounding success, promoting collaboration, creativity, and technology-driven solutions for a better future. It showcased the immense potential of young minds, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.
Next up, we have a follow up mentorship program in plan to get these winning apps to launch into the real world! Stay tuned!