Still buzzing from the highs of the first Apps for Good Regional Event at Elstree UTC, the Apps for Good team set off from Euston station bright and early on a sunny Tuesday morning to catch a train to Birmingham. We travelled to Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands for the second ever Apps for Good Regional Event, which was run in partnership with QA.
This year we are hosting a number of regional events across the UK in order to highlight the amazing work that is being done in Apps for Good schools and to give more students the opportunity to share their work with other members of our student, Educator and Expert communities.
On Thursday 23rd February students from Apps for Good schools braved the rain and gale-force winds to attend our first ever regional event. At the event, we gathered students from Elstree UTC in Elstree and Borehamwood and St Marylebone CE School in London to attend a few hands-on workshops and to showcase the tech ideas that they had been working on all year.
So what brought you to Apps for Good?
Just over a year ago, I had completed an intensive coaching course at Barefoot and decided there were a number of things I needed to assess and change in both personal and professional life. After spending 6 years at full tilt in senior leadership roles in e-commerce and advertising, I decided I wanted to take a look at different sectors, experience new things and get back a little closer to technology and product where I originally cut my teeth. A friend tipped me off about Escape the City, where I found a contract role for Apps for Good. From the very moment I met Amy and Rob on the first round interview panel, I knew these were the people, organisation and values that it made sense to join.
On Wednesday 15th March, students from schools across Scotland will travel to Edinburgh’s Quincentenary Conference Centre to participate in Apps for Good’s first ever Scottish event, which will celebrate the future generation of digital makers.
The Entry Form for the 2017 Apps for Good Awards is now available. In this blog, Apps for Good Fellows Sophie and Marcos explain students can look forward to with the course, Awards entry and beyond.
We’re delighted to announce that students can now submit their app ideas to the 2017 Apps for Good Awards. Here is a quick introduction to this year’s Awards Entry Form:
**The App Launch will now be held on Monday 27 February**
It’s an exciting time at Apps for Good as we’re counting down to this year’s App Launch. At the event on Monday 27 February, hosted at News UK, we’ll be celebrating the achievements of the student teams who have created apps to change their world.