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Apple giving away 150 WWDC tickets to up-and-coming student coders

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Alongside the announcement of its Worldwide Developers Conference on Wednesday, Apple also laid out rules for a "scholarship" that will grant 150 students aged 13 and above to attend the annual event.

A link prominently featured at the top of Apple's main WWDC 2013 webpage points to the official "Students" section, which details the scholarship, eligibility, submissions and restrictions.

Scholarship


Interested full of part-time students must submit a self-built app that highlights an entrant's development projects, educational and professional background, technical skills, and interests. An essay is also required, and Apple appears to be putting an emphasis on creativity:

From the official rules regarding application judging:

"Submissions will be judged on technical accomplishment, creativity of ideas expressed in the app and essay questions, and technical/work experience. If there is a tie between applicants in the final judging process, Apple will base its final decision on the creativity of ideas expressed in the Student Scholarship application."

Eligible students must also be paid members of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer University Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program. Minors sharing a Registered Apple Developer account with a parent are also allowed to apply.

Entries be taken from April 29 at 9 a.m. Pacific to May 2 at 5 p.m., with results going out on May 16.
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So, dose this mean we have a date for WWDC ?

Hopefully in May sometime.
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Originally Posted by StephanJobs View Post
So, dose this mean we have a date for WWDC ?

Hopefully in May sometime.

 

Did you miss Apple's front page and our stories here? June 12. Has it ever been in May?

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TS: yeah, but is June 12 in May this year? Huh? Ask Wall Street ^^

Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/7-high-school-girls-are-kickstarting-their-awa...

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Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/7-high-school-girls-are-kickstarting-their-awa...

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Great, now Apple is bribing young developers to work on iOS apps. /s
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While I think this is a great idea, an even better idea is to offer the same to EXISTING software engineers that are new to the Mac/iOS platform. Why only go after young and no-experience when there is a wealth of experience available to pull over to the Apple side? I know windows/android/*nix developers that got established before iOS existed (and when there was a dearth of work on the Mac side) and haven't had the incentive to jump in the Apple pool. Think different. After all, the future doesn't rest on the shoulders of new grads. We don't live in Logan's Run, there is a lot of talent out there...
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This is nothing new. Apple has been doing this for many years.
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Wish I could go too
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Originally Posted by fuzz_ball View Post

While I think this is a great idea, an even better idea is to offer the same to EXISTING software engineers
They can typically afford to pay for the ticket.

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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