This spring, students in America On Tech’s TECH360 program learned the fundamentals of web design and development from volunteer instructors and software engineers working at technology companies based in NYC. Over the course of 10 weeks, students learned the basics of HTML and CSS, developed their professional skill sets, and explored industry aligned coding tools. For the final project, students were placed in teams of 2-4 and provided a mock small business client brief, along with mini lessons about being a technology consultant and pitching/presenting an idea or project. Students developed a website according to their mock small business client brief and each cohort had its own competition to determine a winner. Today we are featuring those winners in our blog!
It’s safe to say that AOT’s programs were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic this semester. In March, all of our in-person classes were shifted to virtual sessions via Zoom. This included our TECH360 program sessions. All of our materials were already hosted online and we expanded our use of the digital space by recording all live technical instructional sessions and posting them online for our students to access. Additionally, virtual office hours were added to the program to support students as they worked through their individual and team-based projects. Despite this shift, our students rose to the challenge and we couldn’t be more proud of their commitment and dedication to learning.
See the summaries of the winning student groups below. For more information on any of these projects, or to learn more about our programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Members: Lucy Lui, Fatour Sall, Isabel Alshuler, Dilawar Azeem
Imagine if ice cream parlors put vitamin labels on each scoop of ice cream…
Well, the winners of our Tuesday TECH360 cohort dreamed up a health conscious ice cream parlor! Check out their website here!
Team Members: Jessie Katz, Kevin Joa, Joshua Surujpaul, Isaiah Pena
So, when is the last time your nail technician whipped you up a mimosa while greeting you in three different languages? Never?
Well, the winners of our Wednesday TECH360 cohort dreamed up a salon where you can ask for the latest nail trend in thirty different languages! Check out their website here!
Team Members: Stephanie Balbuena, Taiye Simmons, Tamim Iftekhar, Zulibel Garcia, Tony Antony
What’s the difference between a tulip and a daisy? What plants should you order for a wedding? We had no idea- until now!
Our students created a website for a flower shop trying to help us all as we try to find the perfect plants and flowers for every occasion. Check out their website here!
Team Members: Sandy Chen, Mehmet Soydan, Brenden Cabrera
“Joy in every juice, wellness in every sip.”
This winning group’s website has got us craving a fresh squeezed juice creation!
With working links, a user friendly layout, and lots of information, this website is everything the client was asking for, and more! Check out their website here!
Team Members: Eric Desoiza, Jaiyah Motley
Since when are arts & crafts significant in technology? Since this group created a website for Archie’s Art Supplies, that’s when!
This winning group’s website will have you planning your next art project in no time! Check it out here!
Team Members: George Sucuzhanay, James Wong
At Rosalind’s, they take pride in their food. At AOT, we take pride in the work done by this pair!
The site conveys an atmosphere of luxury and elegance- what more could a client want from their website? Check out their website here!