Young Singaporean developers have experience of a lifetime

Singapore blogger Mr Brown (in blue) with (from left) young developers Dalton Ng, Zhang Bozheng and James Lim, who attended the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) under Apple's WWDC Scholarships scheme.
Singapore blogger Mr Brown (in blue) with (from left) young developers Dalton Ng, Zhang Bozheng and James Lim, who attended the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) under Apple's WWDC Scholarships scheme.

It is no mean feat trying to attend Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Developers need to ballot for a ticket that costs US$1,599 (S$2,140).

But for young budding developers, Apple has an alternate route - its WWDC Scholarships programme. To be eligible to apply, they must be at least 13 years old, still studying and they need to submit an app using its Swift Playground programming tool.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Young Singaporean developers have experience of a lifetime'. Print Edition | Subscribe