The summer after my junior year of high school, I began working on a mobile application called Neighbor Ninja. The overarching purpose of it was to notify neighbors of suspicious activities in their communities. I used a crowdsourcing-based system and geolocation to achieve this. You can read more about it here. I spent June-August of that summer developing the application and was ready to launch before a friend notified me of a new app with a very similar purpose. They were backed by UC Berkeley and had a team of graduate students who ultimately created a tool Neighbor Ninja couldn’t…

Samast Varma

Computer Science at the University of Michigan

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