CSS Student wins Apple Scholarship to attend WWDC 2013

Sunny Chan (Form 6 Cassia) has won a scholarship to attend the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) hosted by Apple Inc. in San Francisco, California.

The WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship is established to "reward creative, talented, and outstanding student developers with the opportunity to attend this year's conference". Applicants are asked to create an app that introduces themselves and to share their perspective on app development through answering essay based questions. The submissions are judged on technical accomplishment and creativity of ideas expressed.

He is 1 of 150 student software developers worldwide awarded with this scholarship to attend this 4-day convention, on the strength of the iOS game which Sunny's development team has created (a game based on the simulation of the physics of magnetism).

Sunny has always been fascinated by software development. To pursue his
passion and vision, he delved into the world of computer science with tStanford University lecture videos of "Programming Methodology" on iTunesU. In 2011, he took his self-taught skills, formed an effective team and started the development of his game.

Apple hosts the WWDC annually to give the press and developers from around the world "an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X", Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Along with the well-known keynote presentation where the newest hardware and software updates are unveiled, the WWDC offers "more than 100 technical sessions led by Apple engineers" and "help from Apple experts through an extensive set of hands-on labs", as well as the opportunity to connect with fellow developers.

WWDC 2013 takes place June 10–14, 2013 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The
tickets (retail price of USD1599) were sold out in less than two minutes!

Further information regarding WWDC: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/