Waukesha students sweep national app-making competition

Fox 6 | Milwaukee

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Waukesha West High School students swept a national app-making competition – and also tried to reverse an industry trend.

The competition's top winners were girls. Women hold a small percentage of computer science jobs, and the winning students could help change that.

When Erin Kristich finished coding her app, she got a notification that blew her mind.

"I just looked at my iPad and this email popped – and it said, ‘You got first,’" she said. "There was absolutely no way this happened to me."

Kristich’s app, called "I Spy," took first place in a contest sponsored by the group Uncharted Learning. The competition was open to 45 schools across the country.

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