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Ohio State Expands Online Swift Coding and Development Courses to the Public

Wednesday February 10, 2021 6:21 am PST by
Ohio State University today announced that it is opening its Swift Coding and App Development program to the public, giving anyone the chance to learn and code for the App Store. In a press release (via CNET), the university says that more than 3,000 students, faculty, and alumni have joined the program since it launched slightly more than one year ago, and that now anyone can join the...

Chris Lattner Talks Swift, WWDC and More on This Week's ATP Podcast

Friday March 27, 2020 12:42 pm PDT by
Chris Lattner, known for his work on Xcode and Swift during his time at Apple, this week joined the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa. In a two hour and thirty minute long conversation, Lattner and the ATP team talked about Swift, the work that went into preparing for WWDC while he was at Apple, Apple's 2020 digital WWDC event, and more....

Tennessee State University Teams Up With Apple to Bolster Diversity in Coding

Tuesday July 23, 2019 11:16 am PDT by
Tennessee State University last week launched the HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, a new initiative that's designed to expose students of color to coding and app development, reports The Tennessean. The HBCU C2 Presidential Academy invited students from 14 historically black colleges and universities to learn from Apple. The program is designed to make sure that TSU and other HBCUs remain at the...
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Apple Swift Lead Discusses Swift 5 in New Podcast

Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:10 am PST by
Apple is currently working on Swift 5.0, the next major version of its the coding language the company first introduced in 2014. As Apple prepares to release Swift 5.0, Ted Kremenek, who is leading the project, recently sat down for an interview with John Sundell on his Swift by Sundell podcast. The new episode, titled "Pragmatic Priorities," is available to listen to starting today on iTunes...
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Apple Working With Non-Profit Dream Corps to Develop New Educational Coding Initiative

Monday February 18, 2019 5:27 am PST by
Apple today announced that it will partner with the Oakland-based non-profit organization Dream Corps in an effort to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to young adults. The program's goal is to help these individuals find success and career placement in the tech sector. Vien Truong, CEO of Dream Corps The program is part of Apple's Community Education Initiative, and...
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Chicago Students Present App Projects at 'Everyone Can Code' Apple Store Session

Thursday August 9, 2018 2:04 am PDT by
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Tim Cook in celebrating Apple's "Everyone Can Code" initiative on Wednesday at the company's Michigan Avenue store, where a special Today at Apple session got underway. In a special session titled "One Summer Chicago Student App Showcase", young coders presented their latest app creations to onlookers with the help of the store's giant TV display. Rahm...

Swift Certification Program Launches to Allow Schools to Validate Student Coding Skills

Monday July 30, 2018 9:21 am PDT by
Apple has been working with schools and colleges around the world to provide Swift curriculum to students under its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, learning Apple's App Development with Swift curriculum. To allow colleges and employers to confirm those skills, Certiport, a company that develops exam certifications, has worked with Apple to create an "App Development with Swift" academic...

Apple's Swift Core Team Talks Swift 4.1 in New Podcast

Monday March 19, 2018 11:17 am PDT by
Two members of Apple's Swift Core Team, Doug Gregor and Ben Cohen, joined the Swift Unwrapped podcast this morning, where they discussed Swift 4.1 and all of the changes that are coming in the update. Cohen manages Apple's Swift Standard Library Team, while Gregor works on the Swift Compiler and Library Design. The discussion of Swift 4.1 is rather technical and may not interest all readers,...
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Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative Adopted in 70 Education Institutions Around Europe

Thursday January 18, 2018 11:35 pm PST by
Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities across Europe have adopted its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, which aims to help people learn to create mobile apps for the App Store. Education institutions in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal are now...
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Apple Announces New Swift Coding Initiative for Nearly 500,000 Students in City of Chicago

Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:23 am PST by
Apple on Tuesday announced it is working to bring coding opportunities to almost half a million students in the city of Chicago, through an expansion of the company's Everyone Can Code program. The Swift-centered coding initiative has been designed in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, local businesses and non-profit...

Apple Expands 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative to Students Around the World

Wednesday November 8, 2017 4:30 pm PST by
Apple today announced that its "Everyone Can Code" initiative is being expanded to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the United States. RMIT in Australia, Mercantec in Denmark, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand, and Plymouth University in the UK are some of the schools that will teach Apple coding classes. All...

The Ohio State University Working With Apple on Digital Learning Initiative

Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:58 pm PDT by
The Ohio State University today announced that it has worked with Apple to create a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning experience that includes an iOS design laboratory and opportunities for students to learn coding skills. Called the Digital Flagship University, the initiative will include an effort to integrate learning technology into the entire university experience. Along...
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Apple's 'App Development With Swift' Curriculum Expanding to Dozens of Community Colleges

Friday August 25, 2017 4:19 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 leading community college systems across the United States in the 2017-2018 school year. The full-year course, available for free on the iBooks store, teaches students how to build apps using Apple's open source programming language Swift. Apple says the course takes students with no...
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Swift Creator and Former Apple Engineer Chris Lattner Joins Google's AI Team

Monday August 14, 2017 11:28 am PDT by
Chris Lattner, once responsible for leading the teams behind Xcode and Swift, made headlines earlier this year when he left Apple to work at Tesla. At the time, Lattner told MacRumors the opportunity to work on Tesla's self-driving project with the Tesla Autopilot team was "irresistible." Lattner lasted just six months at Tesla, however, and left the company in June. "Chris just wasn't the...
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Swift Playgrounds Will Soon Be Able to Program and Control Robots, Drones, and Toys

Thursday June 1, 2017 8:24 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Swift Playgrounds, its iPad app aimed at making learning how to code interactive and fun, will be able to program and control robots, drones, musical instruments, and other toys when the latest version of the app is released at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Swift Playgrounds version 1.5, set to be released on June 5, will support several popular...
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Apple Launches App Development Curriculum for U.S. High School and College Students

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:40 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum comes as a free download from the iBooks Store. Called "App Development with Swift", the full-year course aims to teach students the elements of app design using Swift, Apple's increasingly popular programming languages. Apple said students who ...
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First Course Launches to Develop Apps For Android in Apple's Swift Language

Thursday April 13, 2017 4:00 am PDT by
An Italian school has launched the first Android-specific course in Apple's increasingly popular open source Swift programming language. The Swift University based in Reggio Emilia claims to be the first, globally, to offer the course for Android, and aims to show students how to use the programming language across both platforms while avoiding the limitations associated with cross-platform...

Apple's Swift Programming Language Surging in Popularity

Friday March 10, 2017 12:12 am PST by
The rapidly increasing take-up of Apple's Swift programming language was confirmed again yesterday with the publication of a survey that ranks the popularity of programming languages. In the latest TIOBE Index, Swift was ranked 10th, up four places from March 2016. As CultofMac notes, the nine programming languages ranked above it are at least two decades old, so breaking into the top 10 is a...

Swift Knowledge Quickly Becoming One of the Most In-Demand Skills for Freelance Developers

Thursday January 26, 2017 8:34 am PST by
Popular freelancing website Upwork today released its quarterly study ranking the fastest-growing skills employers are looking for, and Apple's Swift programming language scored the number two spot, meaning it's one of the most sought after skills for freelance developers. Swift, along with the other top 10 skills that made the list in the fourth quarter of 2016, experienced more than 200...
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Chris Lattner Says Opportunity to Work on Tesla's Ambitious Self-Driving Efforts Was 'Irresistible'

Tuesday January 17, 2017 1:30 pm PST by
Earlier this month, Swift creator Chris Lattner announced he will be stepping down as director of Apple's Development Tools department to lead Tesla's Autopilot engineering team as VP of Autopilot Software. Lattner did not explain the reason for the move, but he later denied a report claiming he "felt constrained" due to Apple's culture of secrecy. So, we decided to reach out to him to learn...