ABOUT US

We are a Bay Area based organization that teaches school kids app development in a fun and exciting way. We live in a world surrounded by apps. We interact with the world and people around us through apps using our smartphones. Apps have made our lives very easy to navigate. Kids (us included) always dream of seeing their work used by many others. We believe that kids will be able to bring their natural creativity to the learning table and combined with app development tools like MIT's App Inventor, they can create apps quickly. Creativity in engineering and computer programming is an important step in developing the brain and prepare kids for careers in these fields.

Ashvin Maheshwar founded NALB in June 2018. He got the idea while he was working on an app in early 2018 to help people with hearing disabilities experience music through other sensory mediums like vision. He discovered that tools such as MIT's App Inventor can make it very easy to build simple and useful apps and wanted to share that experience with other kids. He created an initial curriculum which will be launched as a week long summer program at the Silicon Valley Boys and Girls Club in San Jose. He is looking for other kids who share the same passion to help NALB expand to more centers locally and around the world.

ABOUT US

We are a Bay Area based organization that teaches school kids the art of app development in a fun and exciting way. In today's day and age, we live in a world surrounded by apps. We interact with the world and people around us through apps using our smartphones, and these apps have made our lives so much easier. Many kids (us included) often dream of seeing their work utilized by many others. We believe that kids will be able to bring their natural creativity to the learning table and by combining this creativity with app development tools like MIT's App Inventor, they can create apps quickly. Creativity in engineering and computer programming is an important step in developing our brain and will greatly help prepare kids for careers in these fields.

Ashvin Maheshwar founded NALB in June 2018. He got the idea while he was working on an app in early 2018 to help people with hearing disabilities experience music through other sensory mediums like vision. He discovered that tools such as MIT's App Inventor can make it very easy to build simple and useful apps and wanted to share that experience with other kids. Ashvin created an initial curriculum which will be launched as a week long summer program at the Silicon Valley Boys and Girls Club in San Jose. Currently, he is looking for other kids who share this same passion to help NALB expand to more centers locally and around the world.

Ashvin Maheshwar : President and Founder

Ashvin is a rising senior at Saratoga High School, California. He has an interest in computer science and has actively worked with several programming languages like Scratch, Python and Java. He discovered the simplicity of app development using tools such as App Inventor and realized it could be accessible to all and easy to use. Ashvin loves the idea of using creativity in science and technology and wants to make the experience of building apps fun and exciting. He also has a passion for performing arts like theater, piano and dance, and he has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. In the future, he wants to continue to blend technology and creativity in all his pursuits.

Japleen Kaur : Co-Founder 

Japleen is a freshman at Washington High School, California. She is very interested in technology and engineering and has created several programs with languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript. When she realized how simple it is to make apps using App Inventor, her interest in app development grew further. Japleen is passionate about Taekwondo and has a second-degree black belt. She enjoys volunteering and is active in the community. Japleen wants to continue teaching apps and website development and make technology accessible to everyone.

Rakesh is a rising sophomore in Milpitas High School, Milpitas, California. He is very interesed in Astronomy (not Astrology) and Computer Science. He has worked a lot with python and has basic experiences with HTML, C++, Java and JavaScript. When he first used MIT app inventor, he found it very easy to build apps and wanted other people to learn this skill. While trying to start a program, he found out this program that he could be a part of to do this. He also likes to play basketball. In future, he hopes to continue building apps incorporating astronomy and sharing his knowledge with other people.

Rakesh Mehta : Chapter President