Apple announces WWDC 2016 scholarship winners

in General Discussion edited May 2016
Apple on Monday began sending out notifications to lucky students and STEM organization members selected to receive a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, offering winners the chance to attend without paying the $1,599 ticket price.

Source: Tyler Wood via Twitter

As seen in the image above, Apple's scholarship notifications feature the same Swift code typography used in the company's WWDC 2016 announcement and accompanying promotional material. The coding language will apparently feature prominently at this year's event, which focuses on Apple's four operating systems, iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS.

Like last year's WWDC, Apple made 350 scholarships available to students and STEM organization members from around the world, with up to 125 receiving travel assistance. Applicants had to submit an app on which they worked demonstrating "creative use of Apple technologies," for example a school project, personal project or software available on the App Store. In addition, students were required to write a essay about their coding process.

The scholarship awards follow Apple's usual WWDC ticket lottery, which wrapped up at the end of April.

At WWDC 2016, developers will have access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers, who are on hand to teach coding courses, answer questions and announce new technologies during the five-day conference. The schedule also includes special guest speakers, meetings and events like the Apple Design Awards.

WWDC 2016 kicks off on June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific, with a keynote event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Sessions and labs will be held at Moscone West, some of which will be made available for streaming through Apple's WWDC website and official WWDC app. The conference ends on June 17.


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    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    They just showed off Viv and it looks pretty damn good.

    I hope Siri gets a huge revamp. We want less reliance on search engine sites.
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