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Apple Developer Academy Applications | PUC-Rio are open to students from any university! [atualizado: últimos dias!]

If you are currently in higher education and want to learn how to develop iOS apps, then you shouldn't miss this opportunity: Apple Developer Academy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) opened the registration for the 2020-21 class. And the best: for students from any university and college!

For those who don't know, Apple Developer Academy is an Apple-sponsored initiative that encourages knowledge about programming techniques and practices, as well as developing applications that can contribute to society.

In the case of PUC-Rio, the program is executed in partnership with the PUC-Rio Technical Scientific Center (CTC / PUC-Rio), being coordinated by the Software Engineering Laboratory (LES) of the Department of Informatics. Remember that I do not need to have prior knowledge about applications.

The selection process consists of three steps that you will select 40 students for the new class, and the only requirement is that enrolled students continue their university courses until the end of the program in December 2021, ie only students who will graduate from the second semester of 2021 (2021/2) .

The stages consist of inscriptions, interviews and dynamics. Check out the detailed schedule below:

  • Inscriptions: until September 2, 2019.
  • Disclosure of interviewees: September 16, 2019.
  • Interviews: From September 23 to November 29, 2019.
  • Dissemination of the selected for the dynamics: December 18, 2019.
  • Dynamics: January 8-14, 2020.
  • Final result: January 17, 2020.

All face-to-face activities will be held at the Apple Developer Academy lab on the PUC-Rio campus in Gvea (Rio de Janeiro). In addition, the program offers all the necessary devices during the course, including iPhones and iPads for which apps will be developed.

The program adopts the Challenge Based Learning (CBL)is a multidisciplinary methodology that encourages students to develop solutions for the most diverse situations in a creative and innovative way. The first year is dedicated to technical knowledge with practical and theoretical classes. For the second year, it is proposed that students develop a more elaborate project, following market practices. Focusing on 21st century skills, local solutions to universal challenges, the ability to work in teams, and always being open to new learning are just some of the characteristics required.

The course, completely free, will begin in February 2020 and those approved will be entitled to a scholarship while they are enrolled. Entries can now be made from the Apple Developer Academy | PUC-Rio.

Update 09/12/2019 s 09:32

Registrations for PUC-Rio's Apple Developer Academy 2020-2021 class have been extended until September 16So, don't waste your time and take the opportunity to sign up now!

With the change, the disclosure of those selected for the interviews also changed date (the remaining phases of the selection process were not changed), check:

  • End of the Inscriptions: September 16, 2019;
  • Disclosure of interviewees: September 20, 2019;
  • Interviews: from September 23 to November 29, 2019;
  • Dissemination of selected for dynamics: December 18, 2019;
  • Dynamics: January 8-14, 2020;
  • Final result: January 17, 2020.