How to win the WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge
WWDC 2021 is coming this June, in an all-online format. Apple also announced that this year’s Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for young developers to demonstrate their coding skills by creating a Swift playground, is now accepting submissions. In this post, I will give some tips on how to win this year’s contest.
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In case you aren’t sure what I am talking about - you can read this page for more information about the contest.
Developing a playground
Developing a creative playground is challenging. However, it is possible. Here is how you can do it:
- Pick an ambitious idea
- Think of a unique project
- Try to use Apple’s promising frameworks(SwiftUI, ARKit, etc.)
How to write the essays
Here are the rules I followed while writing my submission essays:
- Academic writing style
- Avoiding clichés
- Being honest(you can provide links at the end of the essay)
My 2020 submission
Last year, I was lucky enough to be the winner of WWDC20 SSC. My submission was a simulator of Kazakh national instrument - Dombra. The main functionality of the app is the ability to play on the instrument. I also provided some information about dombra, added a metronome feature.
Overall, the project isn’t especially technically complex: the idea itself, in my opinion, was the reason why I have been awarded last year.
- Aim for creativity
- Set aside enough time for your essays
- Follow all the rules of the challenge mentioned by Apple on its website
- Try and do your best
Good luck and believe in yourself!
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