08 June 2019
Two Singaporean students are among over 350 students all over the world who have won scholarships from Apple Inc. to attend the company’s conference this year.
Each scholarship includes accommodation, a ticket to the event itself and a year-long membership in Apple’s developer programme. Applicants had to submit an application they created using Apple’s Swift Playground programming tool.
At the week-long conference, scholarship winners will get to interact with software developers from around the world and attend development sessions hosted by Apple engineers.
One of the winners of the scholarship is Singapore Polytechnic student Dalton Ng, who turns 18 this year. Dalton, who has won the scholarship two years in a row, hopes to gain new inspiration for the new apps he has developed, one of which translates sign language.
Apple has launched several education initiatives around the world. Besides running programmes on teaching students and adults to code, it offers guidance and resources to school teachers.