For the first time, Apple will host almost its entire Worldwide Developer Conference WWDC, starting June 22.
WWDC will be hosted mostly because of the COVID-19 sensation, and for the first time, it’s free for developers. The event will be streamed live via the Apple Developer app and Apple Developer website.
Cupertino, California – Apple announced today that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, beginning June 22, on the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website for free for all developers. The company also announced the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to express their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground. Now in its 31st year, WWDC20 will be an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers around the world to gain early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and learn from Apple engineers as they work to build app experiences that enrich the lives of Apple customers around the world.
“WWDC20 will be our biggest ever, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple’s platforms,” Phil said. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president worldwide. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all the new tools we are working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 each as we approach this exciting event. ”
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 undergraduate students covering 37 different countries, “said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “While we look forward to WWDC20, even though our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see the next generation of innovative thinkers taking their ideas through the Swift Student Challenge. ”
In addition to announcing the WWDC date, Apple announced the Swift Student Challenge allowing students to demonstrate their love of coding by creating an interactive scene at a Swift theme park of their choice.
Swift Playground is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes learning Swift programming language interactive and fun. Now until 11:59 pm PDT on May 17, student developers from around the world can submit to the Swift Student Challenge by creating an interactive scene on a Swift playground that can be experienced inside of three minutes. Winners will receive an exclusive WWDC20 jacket and pin set. For more information, visit developer.apple.com/wwdc20/swift-student-challenge.
Developers are encouraged to download the Apple Developer app where additional information on the WWDC20 program – including keynotes and Platforms State of the Union details, session and lab schedules, and more – will be shared in June. The information will also be available on the Apple Developer website and via email.
Those interested in the Swift Student Challenge have the time until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT to submit their applications. Winners of the challenge will get an exclusive WWDC20 jacket and set. You can head this way for more details about the challenge.