Six Glasgow schools battle it out for victory in the second 'Digital Dragons' competition
Six Glasgow secondary schools went head to head in the second annual Digital Dragons competition this morning, organised by Spider Online with help from The Drum and Glasgow City Council.
Teams of between three and five third and fourth year pupils from St Andrews Secondary, Springburn Academy, Bannerman High School, Lochend Community High School, Lourdes Secondary and Govan High School were tasked with creating a digital product or service that can be applied within a digital platform such as mobile or website.
The six teams made their pitches at Glasgow Council City Chambers to a panel including John Campbell, MD Spider Online; Moira Abernethy, Glasgow City Council Education Services head of services development; and Gillian West, reporter at The Drum.
Ideas pitched to the panel included Beeboop, a game, fashion and music application; My Look, a wardrobe-based fashion and gifting app, Logo Detector, a logo library and mapping app; Find It, a mapping app for unfamiliar buildings; Front Row Live, a live streaming app for sold out concerts; and Menu Matters, an app providing nutritional information on food when eating out.
The schools were judged on their preparation and research, fine tuning, final concepts and presentation skills with Springburn Academy’s My Look app named the eventual winner and each member of the team taking home a Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Speaking via his earlier blog post on The Drum, Spider Online MD John Campbell described Digital Dragons as an “opportunity to grow self-confidence, improve teamwork capabilities and social skills as well as gaining an insight into working life.”
The aim of Digital Dragons is to simulate the real-world creative process of life in a digital agency; the competition leads the way for this year’s BIMA D-Day – also supported by The Drum – which aims to link digital professionals from across the UK’s creative sector with schools and colleges.
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