American multinational technology company, Apple Inc., has announced that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from June 6 to June 10, 2022, free for all developers to attend.
Building on the success of the past two years of virtual events, this year’s Conference (WWDC22) will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences, the company disclosed in a statement.
“At its heart, WWDC has always been a forum to create connection and build community. In that spirit, WWDC22 invites developers from around the world to come together to explore how to bring their best ideas to life and push the envelope of what’s possible. We love connecting with our developers, and we hope all of our participants come away feeling energized by their experience”.Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing
Now, more than ever, Apple products are part of users’ daily lives, helping them to learn, create, and connect. At this year’s conference, Apple’s growing global community of more than 30 million developers will gain insight and access to the technologies and tools to bring their visions into reality.
In addition to the announcements shared from the keynote and State of the Union presentations, Apple stated that this year’s program will also include more information sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localized content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.
Special day for developers and students
In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6, 2022, to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community. Apple warned that space will be limited but indicated that it will make available details about how to apply for the event on the Apple Developer site and app.
Apple disclosed that for the third year, it will also support students who love to code with the Swift Student Challenge. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun.
For this year’s challenge, students from around the world are invited to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice, and they can submit their work from now till April 25, 2022. The Tech Giant urged interested students to visit the Swift Student Challenge website for more information.
Apple emphasized that it “is proud to support and nurture the next generation of developers through its annual WWDC student program”. The company stated that over the past three decades, many thousands of students have sharpened their skills and connected with other coders of all ages. According to Apple, these people have gone on to nurture long and successful careers in technology, found venture-backed startups, and create nonprofits focused on using technology to build a better future.