Blair Student Wins Rep. Raskin’s 2020 App Challenge

A Montgomery Blair High School student and his collaborator have been named the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge, U.S Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) announced.

Kevin Xu, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and development partner Leon Si, a junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario, created Tabulo, a free education app to assist teachers by allowing them to use a virtual whiteboard.

Tabulo connects a mobile device to a computer; whatever is drawn or written on the device is synchronized with the computer in real time.

Tabulo works with any computer or mobile device operating system. In addition, the app includes security protections such as password-protected rooms, a Zoom-like waiting room feature, and a whitelisting feature, according to the announcement.

The Congressional App Challenge began in 2014 as an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math and to encourage students to learn coding and computer science skills.

Students in participating congressional districts compete against their peers by creating original apps. The winning apps are featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website, the Congressional App Challenge website, and are displayed in a U.S. Capitol Building exhibit.

Screenshot from Tabulo YouTube demo

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