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Around 100 Graduates Have Crossed The Finish Line As The First Class Of Apple's Detroit Developer Academy

Time flies — not only when you’re having fun, but also for the students at the Detroit Apple Developer Academy. What seems like it was just a jumpstart for those interested in the future of tech has now become a life accomplishment as the Detroit Apple Developer Academy celebrates its first-ever graduates of the program. “Ten months ago, we opened the doors to the developer academy with a shared vision for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and building leaders, developers, and entrepreneurs who could make an impact on their local communities,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. in a statement shared with AfroTech. “Today, we celebrate nearly 100 graduates and their remarkable accomplishments that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the city of Detroit and our state for many years to come.” As reported by AfroTech, the academy — located in Detroit, MI — is a first-of-its-kind program that falls within Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Offered...

Jul 1, 2022

Will Apple Change The Game With iOS16? Check Out Our Faves From WWDC22

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference may have wrapped its first in-person event since the pandemic, but the features coming down the pipeline are still the talk of the town. During the week-long event, the leading technology company welcomed developers, students, and media for a first-of-its-kind event at Apple Park tucked away in Silicon Valley and offered first glances at the updated software set to unveil during the fall. The company had the chance to soak in the newly redesigned MacBook Air as well as an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M2 chip. What really had folks sitting at full attention in their seats is the forthcoming abilities of the iOS 16 software. Beyond that, Apple reiterated its commitment to being a home where technology is accessible to all through programs like the Apple Developer Academy and the WWDC Student Scholars. Buckle up for a full AfroTech rundown of the festivities.

Jun 17, 2022

Apple Opens First-Of-Its-Kind Academy In Detroit To Create Opportunities For Diverse Developers

The opportunities in Detroit, MI are about to be endless thanks to Apple and its latest move. In partnership with Michigan State University, the tech giant has officially opened the doors to its first US Developer Academy, where diverse developers and entrepreneurs will gain resources to positively impact their communities. As a first-of-its-kind facility, the Detroit Apple Developer Academy will be home to an inaugural class of over 100 students ages 18 to 60. Each student will gain comprehensive app development and entrepreneurial training within a 10-month span. “We believe apps for everyone should be designed by everyone, and that all aspiring developers and entrepreneurs should have the opportunity to be a part of the thriving app economy,” shared Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a press release provided to AfroTech. “Detroit has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, powered by creativity and inclusion, and we’re thrilled to...

Oct 8, 2021