A look at WIRED Next Generation 2014

At Apps for Good we work to help create future problem solvers and digital makers, so that’s why we love being a partner two-years running for the WIRED Next Generation event, which celebrates young people and all things digital. This year’s event is on Saturday 18 October and brings together leading figures in the technology sphere and people aged 12-18. The day-long event takes place on the back of the highly coveted WIRED magazine festival.

Last year Apps for Good took part in judging app ideas by young entrepreneurs from across the country. There were hundreds of ideas submitted by young people ahead of the event and the top 10 shortlisted entries were pitched to a panel of experts, including our very own CEO Iris Lapinski. The aim of the app ideas was to solve a problem that had not been solved before.

Students will soon start to come up with their app idea

We helped judge some fantastic app ideas at the 2013 event

We were thoroughly impressed with the high standard of entries and the enthusiasm demonstrated by the young people on the day! After some tough competition, three students from Watford Grammar were chosen as winners with their app, ‘The It Game’.

In addition to the competition, we also ran a workshop for young people to get feedback on their app ideas. Some of our Experts took part in this session and offered the attendees some very useful hints and tips at what they could do to take their idea to the next level.

We will be back again this year with former Apps for Good students attending the 2014 event, which will feature high profile speakers including Rizzle Kicks! Our Fellows will have the opportunity to network and meet some of the leading industry figures.

It looks like WIRED Next Generation will be even bigger and better this year and we can’t wait to hear of the stories from the day!