Tech lovers and Delphi supporters gathered at Cisco on March 10 see the apps developed by some of the youngest programmers in Silicon Valley. Senator Mike Honda, sponsor of the Congressional App Challenge, honored the students and judges from Microsoft, Google, Nvidia and NASA (among others) gave positive feedback about the programming and ideas the students were able to realize.
Trishul Pal, 8th grade student at Delphi Academy, was one of the few middle school students to enter the contest. His app explores a way to utilize cell phones that are no longer connected to a phone plan. Connecting two phones without wifi or a phone line, he was able to have one phone control an animation on another phone. Working through various problems and using much of his free time, Trishul spent about 8 months on the app.
Senator Honda and the judges encouraged all the youth to continue their excellent efforts.