Calling WCIT members…

7 April 2022

A student participates in a free Apps for Good course

WCIT Charity grant recipient Apps for Good is looking for volunteers to shortlist entries for its Showcase, which celebrates young people changing their world through tech innovation. By completing an Apps for Good course, students will have designed a mobile app, machine learning product or climate tech idea that solves a problem that they care about. They will have gone through the product development process from ideation to technical feasibility, understanding the user, and finally prototyping.

Now Apps for Good needs volunteers’ help to give feedback to the young people and pick out the best ideas to showcase and celebrate. Using Apps for Good’s online shortlisting platform, you can review and score as many entries as you like between 29 April and 16 May. Each review will take about ten minutes and volunteers are asked to commit to at least an hour spread across the fortnight.

It’s been another tough year for young people to interact with professionals in the careers they aspire to. By volunteering with Apps for Good you’ll be helping to inspire young people with the confidence and skills to thrive.

Stefan Fafinski, Chair of the WCIT Charity, said: “The last couple of years have been tough for young people in so many ways – one of the things they have particularly missed out on is the chance to interact with professionals in the industries they might be interested working in. This volunteering opportunity is therefore an easy way in which WCIT members, as IT professionals, can help inspire young people and give them the confidence and skills to thrive – it will only take an hour or so as well as being interesting and rewarding!”

For further details visit the Apps for Good website, or go straight ahead and register as a shortlister. Please also sign-up to a short briefing call on 27, 28 or 29 April if you can.