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Scholars in the Spotlight

Scholars in the Spotlight

By Valentino Cerutti
The show where you get first hand insights, tips and tricks directly from students who won this years WWDC Scholarship.

Are you a beginner in code? or a multiple time winner of the Scholarship? Don't worry, you will find some useful information for you in this podcast. Join us as we interview a different WWDC Scholar each week, we talk about their submissions, their experience during WWDC, tips for future students and more.
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14: Niall Kehoe
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Niall Kehoe, a 17 years old student from Ireland who won the WWDC Scholarship three times. We get to know what his submission is about, how he came up with the idea and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC, the previous times he has won the scholarship and his experience learning iOS development from a young age. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Music: "Gameshow" by Rob Endo at clipdad.com Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Niall's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Niall_Kehoe Niall's Apps: http://www.woollymammothtech.com Niall's Submission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbuuas18zgA
34:05
February 10, 2021
13: Alexandru Turcanu
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Alexandru Turcanu, a 19 years old student from Romania who won the WWDC Scholarship on 2018 and the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Simon Draws". We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Music: "Gameshow" by Rob Endo at clipdad.com Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Alexandru's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pondorasti Simon Draw's Github: https://github.com/Pondorasti/SimonDraws Stonk Scorer's Github: https://github.com/Pondorasti/StonkScorer
35:50
February 2, 2021
12: Jose Adolfo
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Jose Adolfo, a 19 years old student from The Philippines who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Learn With AR". We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Music: "Gameshow" by Rob Endo at clipdad.com Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Jose's Twitter: https://twitter.com/devjoseadolfo Learn with AR GitHub: https://github.com/jadolfot/LearnWithAR Learn with YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZKRVPVzX4
21:57
January 26, 2021
11: Umar Haroon
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Umar Haroon, a 21 years old computer science student from Colorado who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission about COVID. We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students, we discuss about the features announced at WWDC20 and some predictions for WWDC21. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Music: "Gameshow" by Rob Endo at clipdad.com Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Umar's Twitter: https://twitter.com/umar__haroon Umar's Submission: https://github.com/Umar-M-Haroon/WWDC2020
24:49
January 19, 2021
10: Euan Traynor
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Euan Traynor, a 17 years old student from Australia who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Braille Tutor". We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he developed it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Euan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/EuanFTraynor Braille Tutor Github: https://github.com/efalloon/WWDC2020-Accepted
26:49
January 12, 2021
9: Joseph Kokenge
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Joseph Kokenge, a 22 years old student from Louisiana who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission about Crypto Kit. We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he discovered this little known framework provided by Apple to code it, we also get some great tips for future students, we talk about the structure of playgrounds and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Joseph's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jokokrispy Joseph's Website: https://www.jokenge.com Submission Github: https://github.com/JOyo246/SwiftStudentChallengeSubmission2020 Submission YouTube: https://youtu.be/L2JxtWiTg5I
34:29
September 15, 2020
8: Sylvain Guillier
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Sylvain, a 21 years old Computer Science student from France who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "WatchMaker 2". We get yo know the history of the WatchMaker series, how it evolved and the motivation behind all the watch related projects of Sylvain. We also get to talk about his experience during WWDC 19, some tips for future students and his point of views on the new technologies announced at WWDC20. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Sylvain's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SylGllr Sylvain's Github: https://github.com/ElChoquito/ WatchMaker 2 YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1fMYYKdKQo
19:51
September 1, 2020
7: Zachary Lineman
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Zachary Lineman, a 16 years old student from Philadelphia who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Dungeon of Epsilon". We get to know the inspiration for his project and why he decided to use a text based playground. We also talk about his other projects, the experience of scholarship, tips for future students and the new features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Zachary's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LinemanZachary Zachary's Github: https://github.com/ActuallyZach Dungeon of Epsilon Code: https://github.com/ActuallyZach/Dungeon-of-Epsilon-WWDC20
19:43
August 25, 2020
06: Pranav Karthik
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Pranav, a 14 years old student from Canada who won the Scholarship on 2019 and the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "ExercisAR". We get to know how he came up with the idea, how he learned Swift and AR and his experience during WWDC. We also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Pranav's Twitter: https://twitter.com/code_pranav Pranav's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9lwjk_pI4g83JMox_JXgpg ExercisAR YouTube: https://youtu.be/SYeBaYsg_ZY ExercisAR Github: https://github.com/pranavkarthik10/exercisAR
22:11
August 18, 2020
05: Sai Kambampati
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Sai, an 18 year old student from the USA who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Mirrorly". We get to know about his submission, his interest in AI and Machine Learning, his other apps and his experience during this and the other two times he won the WWDC Scholarship. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Sai's Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeySaiK Sai's Website: https://www.saikambampati.com Mirrorly Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/WYM4WptvnDU
28:35
August 11, 2020
04: Parikshith Vallish
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Parikshith Vallish, a 20 year old student from India who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Fix My MacBook". We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used the tools provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the new betas and features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. What is the WWDC Scholarship? The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Parikshith's Twitter: https://twitter.com/parik_v Parikshith's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParikV9906 Fix My MacBook YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hakn7OAtcN8
22:15
August 4, 2020
03: Aryan Nambiar
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Aryan Nambiar, a 17 years old student from The United States who won the Swift Student Challenge 2020 with his submission "Build a Piano". We get to know why he chose this theme for his submission and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on the link. What is the WWDC Scholarship?   The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode.   The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Scholars in the Spotlight's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyGheJigv0S_lHBtLKROhw/ Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Aryan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ifisq Aryan's Website: https://www.nambiar.dev/ Build a Piano Github: https://github.com/ifisq/Build-A-Piano
17:08
July 28, 2020
02S: Javier Gallo Roca - Español
Bienvenidos a otro episodio de Scholars in the Spotlight. En este episodio conversamos con Javier Gallo Roca, un estudiante de artes visuales de colombiano de 22 años que gano el 2020 Swift Student Challenge con su proyecto "Color Emotions Palette" Conoceremos cómo se le ocurrió la idea y como uso SwiftUI para desarrollarla, también obtendremos algunos geniales consejos para futuros estudiantes que quieran participar en la WWDC Scholarship y discutimos sobre las features anunciadas en WWDC. Pueden encontrar la version en video de este episodio en este link. Qué es la WWDC Scholarship? La WWDC Scholarship (Llamada este año "Swift Student Challenge") es una competencia anual organizada por Apple donde estudiantes de todas partes del mundo compiten por la posibilidad de volar a California para ir a la Conferencia Mundial de Desarrolladores (WWDC por sus siglas en ingles) que es llevada a cabo generalmente a comienzos de Junio. Los estudiantes deben mandar un proyecto usando el lenguaje de programación Swift y en el formato de Swift Playgrounds desarrollados en la aplicación de iPad, macOS o Xcode. Los proyectos deben ser acompañados por 2 o 3 escritos de 500 palabras máximo sobre la inspiración del proyecto y las tecnologías usadas. El proceso de selección dura usualmente un mes en donde los jueces de Apple verán las presentaciones. Otros links e información de contacto: Twitter de Scholars in the Spotlight https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Twitter de Micrograx: https://twitter.com/micrograx Twitter de Javier: https://twitter.com/Happygallo Sitio Web de Javier: https://www.javiergalloroca.com Github de Color Emotions Palette: https://github.com/Happygallo/ColorEmotionsPalette Video de Youtube de Color Emotions Palette: https://youtu.be/f0-avTA32Yg
16:48
July 21, 2020
02: Javier Gallo Roca - English
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Javier Gallo Roca, a 22 years old visual art student from Colombia, who won the 2020 Swift Student Challenge with his submission "Color Emotions Palette" We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used SwiftUI to develop it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. What is the WWDC Scholarship?: The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Javier's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Happygallo Javier's Website: https://www.javiergalloroca.com Color Emotions Palette's Github: https://github.com/Happygallo/ColorEmotionsPalette Color Emotions Palette's Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/f0-avTA32Yg
20:19
July 21, 2020
01: Christian Privitelli
Welcome to another episode of Scholars in the Spotlight. In this episode we get to talk with Christian Privitelli, a 16 years old student from Australia who won the 2020 Swift Student Challenge with his submission "PlanetARium". We get to know how he came up with the idea and how he used the frameworks provided by Apple to achieve it, we also get some great tips for future students and we discuss about the features announced at WWDC. You can get the video version of this episode on this link. What is the WWDC Scholarship?: The WWDC Scholarship (This year named "Swift Student Challenge") is an annual competition organized by Apple where students from all the world compete for the chance to flight to California to attend the World Wide Developer Conference held usually at the start of June. The students have to send a project using the Swift programming language and the Swift Playground format developed on either the iPad app, macOS app or Xcode. The projects are accompanied by two or three 500 words max essays about the inspiration of the project and the technologies used. The selection process is usually a month long, in which Apple judges will see the submissions. Other links and contact Information: Scholars in the Spotlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScholarsPodcast Micrograx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/micrograx Christian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Priva2804 Christian's Github: https://github.com/Priva28 PlanetARium's Github: https://github.com/Priva28/PlanetARium PlanetARium's Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/EwPspV8ZUp4
22:07
July 21, 2020