November 2, 2017
By Paddy Heaton
Iris Lapinski, Founder & CEO, Apps for Good
Iris runs CDI Apps for Good, an award-winning technology education movement where young people in schools learn to create apps that solve problems they care about and change their world.
She discusses the challenges of bringing lean and agile thinking into an education system that operates in very linear ways. From a modest start in 2 UK schools, 2 teachers and 50 students in 2010, Apps for Good has scaled to 1,000 schools and 50,000+ 11-18 year olds in the UK, USA, Spain and Portugal. Apps for Good is supported by hundreds of leading-edge technology entrepreneurs, UX designers and developers as expert volunteers as well as tech industry partners.
Iris shows how their approach slowly gained the backing and trust of entrepreneurs, teachers, parents and children and share some of the lessons learned in building a programme that isrelevant to any organisation that is scaling internationally.