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Bellerbys London Student Receives Prize from Prime Minister

25 November 2011

The Appathon is a national software programming contest whereby participants had to design consumer applications using new open public data.

Ivan’s group, from Southampton University, produced ‘The Emergency App’, which is designed to “save and simplify lives with a simple tap by notifying a relative in an emergency or providing essential information”.

The winners’ ceremony was hosted last week by Prime Minister, David Cameron, at No.10 Downing Street.

Following his team’s victory, Ivan visited Bellerbys London to talk about the ceremony.

“I had an awards ceremony in Downing Street. I had the honour to meet the Prime Minister. He was asking me some questions about our project. He was extremely nice. This was because we won a competition – a programming contest. It was developing an android app and we came out as winners. It was amazing.”

Ivan also won Bellerbys Got Talent (Bellerbys London’s annual talent contest) earlier this year with his great beat boxing skills and is also going to be doing some marketing for the college through the Latin American Regional Office.

Image courtesy of the Cabinet Office.

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