With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference approaching, the company is doing all it can to make sure it reaches out to the developer community, by offering free student scholarships and session videos for developers unable to attend.
Apple on Wednesday announced that its WWDC 2013 will take place on 10-14 June and that it aims to: “Reward creative, talented and outstanding student developers” by offering 150 scholarships for students wanting to attend WWDC 2013.
To apply you must be either a full or part-time student, 13 years of age or older and a current member of the iOS Developer Programme, iOS Developer University Programme, iOS Developer Enterprise Programme or Mac Developer Programme.
Students are given the opportunity to use their existing coding skills to create an application that makes them stand out to Apple: “Your app should highlight development projects you’ve worked on, your educational and professional background, technical skills, and interests.”
As well as striving to take care of students, Apple is also reaching out to those developers not able to attend WWDC, by promising to promptly upload videos of all the sessions.
Apple did the same last year, however, the videos did not appear until weeks after WWDC had ended. This year, however, Apple has posted on it’s website: “Can’t make it to WWDC? We’ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference, so Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great WWDC content.”
This is good news for developers, considering that Apple’s WWDC tickets have a track record for selling out extremely quick.
Those interested can submit their applications from April 29 at 9am PDT, with the deadline on Thursday May 2, 5pm PDT. Those successful will be notified by May 16. Don’t forget to provide proof of enrollment from your school when you submit the application!