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League of Amazing Programmers team takes top prize in design contest

League of Amazing Programmers team takes top prize in design contest

The Carmel Valley-based nonprofit League of Amazing Programmers has stayed true to its name, producing some amazing young programmers. In the recent Design for San Diego Civic Challenge, the League’s high school-aged participants took home the $5,000 prize, besting design professionals, college and graduate students for their Cycle Detection project, a way to make bicycles more visible to cars on the road in an autonomous world.

Team Cycle Detection included D.J. Nelson, a freshman at Francis Parker; James Maron a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy; and Savera Soin, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy and a graduate of R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. Mentor Stephen Cerruti...

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