THE MAYOR'S TELSTRA TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2019
Saint Stephens College has taken out the top prize in the 2019 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards. Top Binzzz is an app designed to attract gamers into playing physical sport and athletes to become better at sport by utilizing technology. Saint Stephens students Kaveendra Dissabandara, Zachary Haywood and Samara Lowie developed their idea because they wanted to see obesity rates drop through more physical exercise and to enhance their sporting prowess through the use of the latest technology. When asked what set their idea apart Zac answered: “simplicity of design was the key.”
Ten teams from schools across the Gold Coast were chosen as finalists, all of them pitching their concepts to a panel of judges. The Southport School was runner up for the second year running with their team Skin ML pitching a skin cancer detection app.
Other concepts this year included a drone to remove plastic waste from our oceans (Kings College), an app that prevents food wastage (Aquinas College) and Medic Aid, a software program the tracks and redistributes medical supplies for optimum usage.