Saturday, December 2, 2023

Apple spotlights Student Challenge winners with WWDC a week away

Pictured: Swift Student Challenge winners (from left) Damilola Awofisayo, Gianna Yan, and Abinaya Dinesh are using Apple technology to tackle challenging issues, and helping the next generation do the same.

When Apple’s 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference convenes next Monday for its second year in an all-virtual format, a very special group of young people — 350 Swift Student Challenge winners from 35 different countries and regions — will be among the millions of global attendees, the tech giant says in a posting on its Newsroom page.

The winners were selected as part of Apple’s annual WWDC student challenge, each demonstrating their coding and problem-solving skills by submitting an original Swift playground to earn a spot.

“Every year, we are inspired by the talent and ingenuity that we see from our Swift Student Challenge applicants,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “This year, we are incredibly proud that more young women applied and won than ever before, and we are committed to doing everything we can to nurture this progress and reach true gender parity.”

Read the entire article for details on the Swift Student Challenge winners.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.