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Apple’s WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners announced

When the Apple 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 22 in a new virtual format, a global community of 23 million developers will have the opportunity to join from around the world for free through the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website. 

Now in its 31st year, WWDC20 will bring together the largest group of innovators and entrepreneurs ever assembled to connect, share, and create, according to Apple. Among them will be 350 Swift Student Challenge winners from 41 different countries and regions. 

The students were chosen based on their original Swift Playground submission, part of Apple’s annual WWDC student challenge, which recognizes and celebrates the next generation of coders and creators.

They include Sofia Ongele, Palash Taneja, and Devin Green. These teens share a life goal best summed up by Ongele: “Make some tech and do a whole lot of good along the way.” All three view challenges in the world as opportunities to effect change. Every problem is a call to action — and they are answering, loud and clear. Read all about the winners and their apps here.

Swift is Apple’s programming language. Swift Playgrounds is a free iPad app to teach coding skills in Swift.

The 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will be held virtually starting on Monday, June 22. The event is open to all registered Apple developers, and is billed as the “biggest WWDC to date” since all developers can attend without needing to apply for a lottery or spend money on travel.

Dennis Sellers
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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.