The Fellowship Prize, powered by 123 Reg, celebrates six outstanding Apps for Good students who’ve gone above and beyond the course to continue engaging with tech and entrepreneurship. We’re pleased to present the 2016 Fellows of the Year!
Katie Griffiths, Stratford Girls Grammar School
Katie, aged 15 from Stratford-upon-Avon, is technical lead and co-creator of the I’m Okay app, which was selected for the Apps for Good Awards (2014) as well as the Tech For Good Awards (2015). Since Apps for Good Katie has become inspired by the world of computing, and she wants to learn all she can to pursue a career as a software engineer. She spoken at Internet Safety Day and was interviewed by Royal Society.
Ben Jilks, Boswells Schools
Ben, aged 14 from Essex, is the technical lead for My World of Atoms, which was selected for a the Apps for Good Awards (2015) and Essex Digital Awards (2016). Ben’s favourite part of the course was when he created the first prototype in Unity. Ben also built the app’s website. The app received hundreds of downloads in its first week, and has been featured in global publications. Ben will continue studying for his GCSE’s and wants to become a professional programmer.
Rebecca Jilks, Boswells Schools
Rebecca, aged 16 from Essex, leads on design and marketing for My World of Atoms, winners of the 2015 Apps for Good Awards. With a special interest in graphic design, Rebecca created all of the game’s images and characters. She manages the marketing and global promotion of the app. Recently the team crowd-sourced enough funds to bring the game to Apple devices. Rebecca soon will start A levels in art and science, and is currently building her graphic design portfolio.
Ellora James, Wick High School
Ellora, 15 from Wick in Scotland, is the creator of Envirocache. She attended Outbox Incubator in 2015 where she won seed funding to take her app idea forward. She is passionate about coding, and becoming a software developer. Ellora recently took up a work experience placement at Thomson Reuters, and spoke at the BETT Conference about getting more girls into STEM. She is always encouraging Fellows to continue with their ideas.
Jashvanth Srikantharajah, Sutton Grammar School
Jashvanth, 16 from London, is co-creator of , Party Spot , winner of the Apps for Good Awards (2014). He joined The Fellowship when it was still in its earliest days, and now attends every single activity. In particular, he’s taken up every opportunity to learn from industry professionals and recently advised on our new website. Last summer Jashvanth secured work experience with a gaming company and hopes to secure another this summer.
Sophie Willis, Bolton St. Catherine’s Academy
Sophie, aged 15 from Bolton, says that the Apps for Good course and the unwavering support of her teacher have inspired to continue with her love of computing. Since taking the course Sophie has launched an Apps for Good mentoring programme at her school, and is helping other Fellows to boost their mentoring skills by writing a how-to guide and running Fellowship webinars. She also ran a live chat on International Women’s Day through the Apps for Good Twitter.
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