Generation Code Challenge Winners
Young people from across the UK have been battling it out to come up with the best new app ideas to tackle a social issue in their community as part of the Generation Code Challenge. The competition, run in partnership UK Youth and Microsoft, asked young people to work together to design a new app idea that will tackle a social issue that they have identified in their community.
Young people who submitted their ideas had previously taken part in UK Youth’s programme Generation Code, which provides coding training and resources to youth workers and young people across the country. The programme opens up the world of coding and inspires future career and education choices by showcasing the increasing opportunities available in a digital world. Over 9,000 young people took part in Generation Code in 2016/17, almost half of which had never coded before! After being inspired by their Generation Code training, young people across the country put their new skills into practice and entered The Generation Code Challenge.
The standard of entries for The Generation Code Challenge was exceptionally high and it was a tough job selecting our final regional and national winners, but here they are!
National winners were awarded with technology and funding and all regional winners were awarded with funding to continue and develop their coding activities in their youth clubs!