On 23 June Financial Times CIO Christina Scott judged the Apps for Good Awards in London. The awards celebrate young people aged 10-18 who have created an app that tackles an everyday problem or issue they’re passionate about. One of the FT’s charity partners, Apps for Good works to revolutionise IT in schools and teach students to be the next generation of problem solvers through technology.
Christina Scott, who was recognised as a top CIO of 2014, said: “The FT is delighted to support Apps for Good, which plays an important role in guiding and inspiring young people to consider a career in technology. As part of our partnership, FT employees volunteer their knowledge and feedback for the students’ apps as they brainstorm ideas and come up with their prototypes. Last night’s awards proved the innovative and creative ideas that emerge through this process and are a fantastic way of recognising this success”.
The award winners included Occasion Location, an app that allows the user to find, rate and promote venues for events, and CryptoConnex, an app that teaches the user to crack codes.
The FT’s support of Apps for Good is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which invests in causes that advance literacy and education, support journalism, the environment and local communities.
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