The University of New Mexico, along with Central New Mexico Community College, presents the seventh annual Mobile App Contest hosted by UNM’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Registration is ongoing for this contest designed to engage and inspire, providing students from both schools the opportunity to utilize their creative coding skills to produce an app that provides a notable service to the community and students, while encouraging motivated students to potentially commercialize any apps that are market worthy.

UNM and CNM faculty and staff will provide support to these coding efforts through practice sessions, community engagement, and making development environments available in student labs. Interested participants also have the option of utilizing UNM’s and the City of Albuquerque’s Open Data repositories too make useful, mobile applications that benefit the community.

The deadline for students to register and apply is Oct. 31.

The contest works like this:

  • Sign Up to participate and receive updates.
  • Develop your idea, form a team.
  • Complete your confirmation registration to officially enter the contest.
  • Code, test, review, plan, repeat.
  • Check In, periodic question/answer mentoring.
  • Submit Adobe XD plan for extra credit.
  • Finalize documents for submission.
  • Submit final project.
  • Meet with the IT team to refine your pitch.
  • Attend the Presentation Day and Awards Ceremony.

Student participants are eligible for the following prizes:

Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for students to register and apply is Oct. 31. This is the only deadline to register, and not the final deadline for app completion. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled for at least three credit hours at UNM or CNM or have been enrolled and successfully completed their coursework between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Solo coders and teams are also invited to participate. The final deadline for those particular entries is Jan. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Presentation Day is scheduled on Jan. 24. Participation in Demo Day is required for all applicants. The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following in the UNM Student Union Building theater.

For more information or to register visit the CNM/UNM competition, visit App Contest.