Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) kickstarted on June 4 at San Jose, Convention Center in, San Jose California. While the world has set eyes on Apple’s WWDC 2018 to know where the tech giant plans to go with its latest innovations, the young developers who received the WWDC 2018 Scholarship are capturing the attention for a good reason.
Who Are the Winners of Apple’s WWDC 2018 Scholarship
According to Mashable, Apple’s C.E.O Tim Cook mingled with the tiny crowd of 350 youngsters from all over the world who won the Apple’s WWDC 2018 Scholarship. The company’s WWDC scholarship program allows the young developers to attend the developer’s conference and gives them a chance to interact with industry gurus and take inspiration from the mentors.
The Accomplishments of the Young Developers
Mashable also reported on the accomplishments of the young developers who were bringing a change in the society with their intuitive tech innovations. The youngsters were working on apps aimed at resolving some pressing social and environmental issue in their community.
A 17-year-old student James Dale was reportedly developing a game to educate the youngsters about air pollution. Another 23-year-old Latin American youngster developed a game Save the Trees to teach her community about the menace of deforestation in the Brazile.
The apps by the youth were not limited to the environmental concerns. There were many related to solving some critical social issues which are the major global risks like gender pay gap. Mashable presented the example of Akshaya Dinesh an 18 years old youngster who made non-profit Girls Make apps to teach about the prevailing gender pay gap in the tech industry.
Another interesting environmental solution came from 16 years old Veron Shenoy who was working on a project to make youngsters excited about recycling through an app BioSnap.
An overview of these projects reveals that youth is much aware of persisting challenges that human beings are facing in the modern time. For example, a 16 years old youngster Amanda Southworth was working on apps that aimed at dealing with stress and anxiety among the people.
A Hope in the form of Tech Innovations
These scholarship recipients at Apple’s WWDC 2018 conference indeed represent a hope for the society that tech innovations are not always bad. While, the people are afraid from the happenings of singularity and the fact that artificial intelligence will take over the human brains there is much positive to look, in the form of apps and solutions which are here to abate the suffering.