Katie Waters: Future Makers Awards Finalist

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.

We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. We will focus in on each of the 10 finalists over the next two weeks, Katie is one of the finalists in the 10-13 year old category who you can read more about below!


Katie Waters

Katie is 11 years old and from Ireland. She has been attending her local CoderDojo club, Cabinteely @ Grainstore for the last three years. As part of the Future Makers Awards she developed a daily planner app to help minimise anxiety. The app uses Unity (C# coding language), with the potential to be transferred onto multiple platforms such as iOS, and Android. The schedule will be stored in the JSON file.

Project Name: Daily Planner App

Description: Moving to secondary school was an anxious time for Katie with a new school, new classes and new schedule. Her idea is to combine her class schedule with the campus map to make the transition between classes easier. A pocket on the back of her locker door would hold her smart phone, which will show her the next class, the books she needs and directions to that room. Katie sees further potential developments for the app to help secondary school students that move to university, patience going for a doctor’s appointment, etc.

Video Explaining her project:

Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?

You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can win at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.

Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from across Europe and the US (limited availability) can apply for a travel bursary to attend here (deadline March 12th).

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