By: Rob Arias, The E’ville Eye
Date: March 13, 2020
17-year old Emery High Junior Jayden Cummings was recently recognized as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge within California’s District 13. Cummings developed a social media management platform for small businesses that he branded iBlinkco.
Cummings honed his coding skills through the Oakland-based The Hidden Genius Project that trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.
Cummings is now hoping to showcase his talents in our nation’s capital and has already surpassed his goal of raising $3,000 to pay for the trip via a GoFundMe campaign.
“Over the last 2 years, my passion for creating technology and computer science has grown tremendously,” Cummings notes in his campaign. “I’m determined to showcase my tech project in person in Washington, D.C., while representing my family, my brothers and sisters, and my community.”