Apple Inc. has finally announced the 31st edition of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC 2020 would be organised in an online only format due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic starting from June 22.
Phil Schiller, Senior VP, Worldwide Marketing at Apple has said that the upcoming conference is set to one of the biggest WWDC editions so far. He added that the 2020 addition of the annual conference will bring together its global developer community of over 23 million developers. Interestingly, the past editions of the WWDC have usually witnesses a participation of up to 5000 developers only.
Schiller further added that Apple would be sharing some new tools that to further help developers create even more incredible apps and services. Moreover, all the developers on Apple’s Developer application and website can attend the conference for free.
Gear Up for Swift Student Challenge
Additionally, the Apple flagship conference will also organise a Swift Student Challenge for student developers. It aims to recognise and celebrate creative contributions of young developers from around the world. It gives them a platform to turn their ideas into a reality and showcase their own Swift playgrounds. Notably, more than 350 student developers had attended the WWDC in San Jose last year.
The competition is open to all students from around the world. Participants are required to create an interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes. Winners of the challenge will receive exclusive WWDC20 jackets and pin set.
Participants can submit their entries for the Swift Student Challenge latest by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17 (11:29 am IST on May 18). For more information or updates, interested students can visit Swift Student Challenge Page.