Computer Weekly partners with Create! Campaign for Appathon

Computer Weekly is pleased to announce a media partnership with the Create! campaign’s Appathon competition.


The Create! campaign was launched by Founders4Schools and SVC2UK to help students to link the STEM skills they are learning at school with creating the IT businesses of the future.

Appathon logo.jpgAs part of the campaign the ‘Appathon’ is a competition which tasks young people with finding tech solutions to the challenges around them.


Sherry Coutu, chairman of Founders4Schools, told Computer Weekly that secondary school students will be asked to come up with ideas for apps they would want to use, and university students will be tasked with creating them.

Winning app teams will be invited to an awards ceremony in London during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Computer Weekly will be covering the Appathon from start to finish, with insights from experts and students.

Supporting partners involved in the Create! Campaign include Apps for Good, Behind the Screen, TeenTech and Young Rewired State, Codecademy, Decoded, Code Club, iDEA, Kano, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Make Things Do Stuff, Microsoft and Cambridge University Press UK Schools.