Apple highlights developer stories coming to WWDC19
As many of you may know, next week will happen to Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 in San Jose, California. The event kicks off Monday with Apple's opening keynote, in which the company will introduce the next version of macOS and iOS.
In addition to the Apple news release, however, WWDC will host thousands of developers (over 5,000), from those just starting out to those who already have a strong foothold in this market.
To underscore the importance of developers, Apple told the story of two people who made their mark through programming.
Erika Hairston | Zimela
The first of the developer Erika Hairston, a 23-year-old Yale (Connecticut) graduate who works in San Francisco. She recently launched her first app: Zimela, which promotes diversity in the technology world.
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More precisely, Hairston designed Zimela to help underrepresented groups enter this area by establishing mentor groups and educating users about career opportunities, internships, and so on.
The developer also completed Apple Entrepreneur Camp, a project by Cupertino's giant aimed at women-headed businesses and services.
David Niemeijer | AssistiveWare
The second story of the Dutch David Niemeijer, 50, who founded the AssistiveWareis a company that designs communication devices for people with hearing and visual impairment. Next week, the developer participate for the 17th consecutive time of WWDC.
Among Niemeijer's creations is a virtual keyboard that could be controlled using an alternative to the mouse; the project subsequently served as the basis for the software Keystrokes.
In 2001, a user of this app sent an email to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs asking if KeyStrokes features could be integrated with macOS, which started a nearly two-decade partnership between AssistiveWare and Ma.
The paths of Erika and David have much in common, although they are at different stages of life.
Both sought inspiration from loved ones to come up with solutions and work to make them come true. Both began as an employee's company, scheduling in their spare time wherever and whenever they could. The two are also connecting and strengthening communities, using technology to help people communicate and find each other.
In fact, there are thousands of developer stories that inspire dedication and commitment to a better, more inclusive future from technology. It is worth praising, of course, Apple's initiative to publicize and support these stories!
The WWDC19 opening keynote broadcast will begin at 2:00 pm (GMT) on June 3 and you will be able to follow up with the .
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