As Apple’s Annual World-Wide Developer Conference approaches next week, many developers are excited to come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X. At WWDC, Apple features more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards.
How do you attend WWDC? First of all you need to join the Apple Developer Program. To get a ticket for attending this conference you need to apply in a random selection. If you are chosen, then you need to pay $1,600 for a ticket. If you are not chosen, better luck next time!
Luckily, I was able to win a WWDC scholarship. My dream since I was a little kid was to attend an Apple Conference. My passion for designing and coding has pushed my ability to make awesome things. To win a WWDC Scholarship, you need to apply by building an app and sending it to Apple. Apple will then select 350 scholarship winners world-wide if they like your app. The process is pretty simple. Build an app that is creative and talks about yourself. Submit the app to Apple and fill out some information. And finally receive the email!
Receiving this scholarship was not enough for some scholars including myself. A group of about 20 scholars and I decided to build a Scholars of WWDC App that would display the works of the scholarship winners and how you can connect with us. With this app, we are able to showcase our talents and inspire future generation to build things, to make a difference and to change the world. You can check this out at the WWDC Scholars website or download from the App Store.
WWDC is definitely a great place to learn new technologies and take previous knowledge to the next level. I am going to be post another blog post with my experiences soon.