Roland Horvath: Future Makers Awards Finalist

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.

We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Roland is one of the finalists in the 14-17 year old category who you can read more about below!

Roland Horvath

Roland is 15 years old and from Hungary. He has developed an app with interactive software for learning and practicing sign language. He developed this app and entered it to the Future Makers Awards with the aim to help integrate deaf-mute by teaching people sign language. To make the app he coded it using C# language in Unity. Additionally, Roland used a MYSQL database server and it runs using PHP code. The interface is made with Sketch and Photoshop.

Project Name: Show Me (MUTASD!)

Description: The educational application Mutasd! opens the door to anybody to easily learn to communicate with deaf-mute people by enabling the user to learn sign language. Two virtual three-dimensional animated hands do gestures corresponding to the word which the user types into the search bar. If the app doesn’t recognize the word, the hands do the gesture for each letter of the input, one by one, based on Fingerspelling. Cheerful images appear behind the hands, which help memorizing the gestures and which are appealing to the younger audience.

Video Explaining his project:

Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?

You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can enter at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.

Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from across Europe and the US (limited availability) can apply for a travel bursary to attend here (deadline March 12th).

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