Local students create videoconferencing platform

Local students create videoconferencing platform

A group of Mission Bay High School seniors created a new videoconferencing platform built by students, for students. Called Alattis, the platform aims to provide a better and more collaborative online learning experience and opportunities to overcome geographical barriers, giving educators more power to reach historically disadvantaged communities.

Now in beta mode, Alattis was created by a team of students including Carmel Valley resident James Ward, 17, William Olsker, Jacob Mandel, Leah Markworth and Patrick Sanchez.

Last year the group also won first place in the Nick Cannon Foundation’s America’s Teen Mogul Student Business Plan Competition, taking in a $10,000 prize to kickstart their business.

The idea for Alattis started out in the entrepreneurial club at Mission Bay High. At the beginning of the pandemic, the team decided to create their own platform in order to combat some of the issues they were seeing with Zoom and other video conferencing platforms in their distance learning.