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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