Thursday, November 29, 2012

The White House Equal Futures App Challenge


Calling All Girl Scouts: The White House Equal Futures App ChallengeBy GSUSA


Do you know any Girl Scouts who use apps on their smartphones, tablet computers, or other mobile devices? If you do, the White House has a fun and educational challenge for them! The Equal Futures App Challenge asks girls to create an app that promotes civic education and/or inspires other girls to serve as leaders in our democracy.

Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, will serve as a judge in the White House's Equal Futures App Challenge, alongside some great people like Jack Dorsey, creator and co-founder of Twitter, Representative Barbara Ballard, Andrew Shue, co-founder of dosomething.org, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and many more. Notable apps will be highlighted on the White House website and in the White House blog. For more on the challenge, go tohttp://equalfutures.challenge.gov/

Building on President Obama’s challenge at the UN General Assembly in September 2011, the United States will be working with countries around the world as part of a new international effort – the Equal Futures Partnership – to politically and economically empower women.  

Individuals can submit their app on http://equalfutures.challenge.gov/ until January 12th, 2013 at 12:00am EDT.  Individuals whose app will be hosted in an app store must submit the app to the store by January 12th, 2013 at 12:00am EDT.  Individuals should submit screenshots or video of their working app as well as a link to the app itself.  Please provide continuous access to the app, a detailed description, and system requirements.

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