|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Science, Nature & Technology

Brazil Stands as Main Developer of Apple

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Brazil claimed responsibility on Wednesday as the world leader of Apple software developers when the country won the most categories in the WWDC19 scholarship program above the United States.

Eighty-five of the three hundred and fifty award winners were Brazilian, practically one in four, which means Portuguese was heard in almost every corner of the developer conference that Apple celebrated in San Jose, California.

“I love creating video games, and I always try to integrate an educational component so that those who play, as well as having fun, learn,” said Hugo Lispector, one of the Brazilian teenagers selected by Apple.

Lispector, who participated in a round table with several of his countrymen also present at WWDC19, was the writer of two mobile games, “Swift as the Wind,” in which the player must estimate the force of the wind to direct a small boat, and “Aster,” which is set in space and teaches concepts such as gravity.

“I’ve done it all: the design, the code and even the soundtrack,” he added.

Beside him sat, among others, Izabella Melo, the only woman present at the table and who said she is worried about the low presence of women in the sector.

She has founded along with other programmers Cintia, an organization dedicated to promoting the interest of women and girls in computing.

Part of the reason that behind the success of young Brazilian developers in this year’s WWDC was the expansion of the so-called developer academies in the Latin American country, a partnership between Apple and ten universities to teach programming in higher education.

These academies consider coding not as something specific to engineering or computer science, but as a language in itself and, therefore, are open to students of any discipline, from mathematics and electronics to law, business and design.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved