"Some of my kids are working now for Google, for Apple, for Yelp. They make oodles of money, but they always know that the genesis of their work was doing good for somebody else.”
~ Nick Gattuso, Jr. (Advanced Software Engineering Teacher)
The Advanced Software Engineering Class is the brain child of Nicholas Gattuso, Jr. After years of working with Point Pleasant Boro HS to advance its computer science program, Gattuso was able to found three classes. The first is the computer science class where student begin learning java at its lowest levels. The next class is the AP CS A class, a class where students can learn more about java and problem solving, while also recieving college credit. Finally the last class is the advanced software engineering class. This class is the final stop for students (typically seniors), where students can stretch their minds and create whatever products they want, as long as it benefits society.
This class has over the years created many projects including the award winning PALS app and the Point Boro iPhone and Android app. The PALS app is one of the classes greatest creations. Its sole goal is to benefit the mentally disadvantaged students of Point Boro and help them in school. Their greatest achievement so far has been the cabnit app which won at the Steam Tank competition in the spring of 2017 and was presented in the regionals in the fall of 2017. More recently the PALS buddy app has won a congressional award and the four students working on it will be moving on to regional finals shortly.