Indian-origin Anvitha Vijay has given a new meaning to the phrase age is just a number , she has proved that achievements and knowledge follow passion and hard work and not just age and experience. At a young age of nine years, this little girl has already developed two iOS apps, and is now the youngest attendee of Apple s WWDC event. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days 2021 sale: Top deals on mobile phones to look atAlso Read - Top gaming smartphones in August 2021 under Rs 40,000: iQOO 7 Legend, Poco F3 GT and more
As part of Apple s scholarship program, which gives free tickets to developers around the world who build applications for Apple devices, Vijay is attending the annual WWDC s event this year. Vijay had applied for the scholarship online. This event is quite a big deal for developers and coders worldwide, being able to attend it is dream come true for Anvitha Vijay. Also Read - Apple Arcade brings MasterChef: Let’s Cook, “Ad-free” Super Stickman Golf 3 and more
Fortune reported Vijay saying, It s my dream to go to WWDC and meet Tim Cook.
According to the same article, Vijay, who lives with her parents in Melbourne, Australia, at the age of seven realised that her piggy bank did not have enough money to hire a developer to make her an app, so she decided to teach herself how to code. For one entire year, she watched multiple coding tutorials on the web and became a programmer herself.
Vijay s muse for developing the apps was her little sister, who was still learning to talk. Therefore, Vijay developed an educational app for children that were her sister s age. The app is called Smartkins, which uses about 100 sounds and flashcards of different animals that help children learn and identify. Later, Vijay developed a similar iOS apps for children to identify and learn colors. She is now working on her third app.
In a similar event of genius-spotting in 2012, Shafay Thobani, from Pakistan, at the age of eight, became the world s youngest Microsoft specialist. At that young age, where I was still confusing the alphabet b and d , Thobani had studied and passed the IT and software tests with a score of 91 per cent. He mastered complicated internet protocol and domain name systems to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.
Coming to Apple s developers event today back in April, Siri had revealed that Apple will be hosting its WWDC 2016 conference from June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco. The event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 10:30PM IST. The keynote speech will be live streamed on Apple s Website. For the live stream to work, you will need an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and on Mac OS X with Safari browser. Windows 10 users can watch the event live on Microsoft Edge browser. Apple also has a WWDC app for iOS where the event will be live streamed.