How a 16-year-old won a scholarship to Apple's WWDC

A 16-year-old programmer named Ash Bhat is attending Apple's WWDC next week for free. How? He created an iOS app that earned him one of 150 scholarships.

Tickets to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference sold out within two minutes after going on sale in April. But the company held out hope for student developers, promising scholarships for 150 of those able to create an app that would knock Apple's socks off.

The scholarship awarded one free ticket to join the conference, which runs from June 10 to June 14 in San Francisco.

Those qualified to enter the competition … Read more

WWDC scholarships: There's an app for that

Prodigies, take note: if you're dying to attend Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West in San Francisco, June 10-14, but can't afford the steep $1,599 ticket price (perhaps because you liquidated your piggy bank to purchase that shiny, new MacBook Pro with Retina display), we've got some good news for you.

Yesterday, the tech giant announced that it would be awarding 150 scholarships (aka free admission to the highly-anticipated developers conference) to full- or part-time students who are 13 or over and current members of the iOS or Mac developer programs. Apple … Read more