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A pandemic upended their communities, so these teen inventors built apps to make life easier
by Christina Walker, CNN
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27 September 2020
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Riya Shah walked into her high school without knowing it would be her last day in person. It was March when the uncertainty of a pandemic flooded her life in Louisville, Kentucky. Classes transitioned to virtual learning. But one milestone that Shah had long dreamed of was finally realized -- receiving her first patent ... in March. The 18-year-old founder ... has spent the past three years developing technology to help expecting mothers manage their health remotely.
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... Each summer, aspiring coders gather on MIT's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for an app invention summit. But this year, the hackathon went virtual -- limiting face-to-face contact, but opening it up to the world. ... Saan Cern Yong, a 15-year-old app developer in Malaysia, had followed the hackathon for several years. But now that the competition had moved online, he could finally enter. And he won.
Yong started with the value that 'kindness begins with me and we can take action immediately.'
... When San Francisco became one of the first US cities to go on lockdown, a group of five young women began forming a plan. ... The teenage coding team known as AlGIRLithm designed an app to review restaurants' Covid-19 precautions -- helping customers stay safe while also supporting local businesses.
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