GCS Student Attends Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference

Ryan Anderson learned about the latest technologies and met Apple CEO Tim Cook

Greensboro, N.C. – One Guilford County Schools student recently had the experience every techie dreams of he attended Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco and personally met Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Ryan Anderson, a rising senior at High Point Central, was one of only a few hundred students from around the world selected to attend the conference. He was selected based on an app he submitted as an application.

“I connected with students from countries around the world, including Russia, Israel, India, the Netherlands and so many more,” said Anderson. “It’s a confidence booster to know that you are a good enough developer for Apple to recognize you out of all the other applicants.”

At the conference, Anderson was able to learn about the latest technologies available through Apple, and features he can use in future applications.

“I have been developing applications for some nonprofit organizations that I have worked with over the past few years,” he says. “Those will come out later this summer.”

Of course, the most memorable moment for Anderson was when Cook stopped by the student orientation and took a photo with Anderson.

After graduation, Anderson plans to go onto college to study computer science before becoming a developer for a tech company. Apple is his top choice.

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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