Saturday, June 18, 2016

Meet Apple's Youngest App Developer. She's Nine

Anvitha Vijay, a 9-year old student developer at the Apple WWDC conference
Apple's youngest developer; 9-year old Anvitha Vijay; created an iPad/iPhone app about animals -Smartkins Animals in Melbourne, Australia. The app uses sounds and flash cards to help children learn animal names and sounds. This app was inspired from the idea of teaching her younger sister to speak. Vijay applied to be selected for one of the coveted scholarships to attend Apple's annual developer conference.

To her delight, Apple said yes, and now she's signing autographs, posing for selfies with grown-up app developers and hanging with Apple CEO Tim Cook. At WWDC, scholarship winners get to attend coding and programming sessions, and mix and mingle with app developers, to learn from veterans.
"It was like a dream to be here and meet so many people," Vijay says. "I've just touched the tip of the iceberg in coding, there's so much to learn."
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