“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”Apple also announced that it will host the Swift Student Challenge to offer an opportunity for student developers to show their love for programming by creating their own Swift Playground works. Apple said that it's taking applications now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17.
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “As we look forward to WWDC20, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”Student developers from all across the globe can apply to the Swift Student Challenge by creating an interactive Swift Playground scene that can be experienced within three minutes. Winners will receive an exclusive WWDC20 jacket and pin set, more information can be found here.
Developers should download the WWDC app if they want to receive additional WWDC20 program information — including keynote and Platforms State of the Union details, session and lab schedules, and more — will be shared in June. Information will also be made available on the Apple Developer website and by email.