Event: Apple’s Swift Explorers Singapore celebrates Student Coders

Recently, we were invited to attend Apple’s Swift Explorers Singapore showcase where a selection of students from 16 schools who have brought their app prototypes to life through Swift Playgrounds on iPad, shared more about their experiences.

This event celebrated an incredible milestone by student coders who officially graduated from the inaugural Swift Explorers Singapore (SES), a seven-month-long app development initiative organised by Crescent Girls’ School with the support of education partner Tinkercademy using Swift, Apple’s proprietary coding language, at its core.

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes it fun to learn and experiment with Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple. Swift is also used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out.

  • Solve puzzles to master the basics.
  • Step up to learn the building blocks of apps with interactive walkthroughs designed by Apple.
  • Have fun creating your very own real-life apps.

With Swift Explorers, Crescent Girls’ School and Tinkercademy have been leading the charge on imparting digital literacy skills among students and educators across58 schools spanning primary, secondary, and junior college levels, while nurturing a love for coding in a way that is fun and educational for everyone – additionally equipping them with essential skills to thrive in the digital economy, especially as Singapore continues to work towards its Smart Nation goals.

Apple’s Swift Explorers students started their journey in March this year, where many of them had their first encounter with the thrilling world of app development and learnt to brainstorm and conceptualise apps that benefit society. By July, 20 schools showcased their app concepts to the world for the first time to mark the completion of the first stage of their app development journey.

This event was held at Apple Marina Bay Sands. It’s amazing to see these student developers managed to impress Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. The apps designed by students were very relevant and useful for real life. It was pleasure to see students building apps for elderly, sustainable planet and communities.

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