As we all know, the Teens in Tech Incubator teams have been working hard for the past few months on their products. Many have even been working on their own products for over a year. We are extremely proud of what they have accomplished already, and today the Teens in Tech Conference attendees were able to see what they have created. Below, we have a spotlight of each team and what they have created. Be sure to check out their linked websites to learn more. Also, remember to view the Teens in Tech website and Twitter page to stay on top of the conference and its updates.
Tanay Tandon, creator of Clipped, presented first. Clipped is a bookmark plugin, website, and application. Clipped allows you to shorten any document that is considered too long for you to find enjoyment in reading. From legal documents to blog posts, you have the ability to make them short, more readable, and enjoyable. However, Tandon understood that not everything everyone reads is online, many are still on the good ole’ paper. Tandon used OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which pulls the text from the paper and summarizes it. As a bookmark plugin, all you have to do is click and the article will be summarized for you. To learn more about Clipped, check out the Twitter page (@clippedme)
The next team up was GoalHawk, including Mark Daniel and Sumukh Sridhara. Have you ever had a goal that felt too difficult to accomplish alone? We all have, and GoalHawk offers a solution by providing peer goal accomplishment. Simply choose your goal, bring on your Hawks, or supporters, and from there you are on to complete your goal. You are given smaller goals to complete yourself, to ultimately accomplish your larger goal. From there, your Hawks can send you motivational messages and incentives to create your smaller goals. Don’t forget to check out GoalHawk on their Twitter page (@goalhawk) and their website linked above!
7D is a website that allows just about anyone to become a great designer. This is done through offering designing challenges in a venue that is beginner friendly while still being able to show off their great creations. All you have to do is upload a thumbnail and receive feedback and see where you stand. This is done through their motto: Learn & Apply. 7D teaches you how to create useful designs and allows you to apply and get feedback off of what they have applied and learned. As many developers and designers now, the best way to learn something (coding or designing) is by doing. The 7D (@7DChallenge) team includes Gwen Brinsmead and Zuhayeer Musa.
Task management is seen as a process that can be very difficult to accomplish without the correct resources. This has sparked various amounts of task management tools to sprout up. However, all of these big name task management tools require individuals to go out of what they are doing to get something done. Operius changes that. Operius creates a plug-in in Gmail, allowing task managers to delegate tasks and tag individuals to complete them. You can interact in the plugin’s communication section and even add files. It’s great for both individuals as well as teams. Don’t forget to checkout Operius on their Twitter page (@operius) and on their Facebook (Facebook.com/opusoperius).