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Tim Cook met Akshat Srivastava, an Indian student ahead of Apple WWDC 2024: Know why

Tim Cook today posted on X about his recent meeting with student developers who won 'Swift Student Challenge', out of which Akshat Srivastava was the Indian developer who met the CEO. Cook said Indian developers emerging from various corners of the country to transform innovative ideas into reality.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: June 10, 2024 13:16 IST
Tim Cook with Akshat Srivastava
Image Source : FILE Tim Cook with Akshat Srivastava

As we all know that the WWDC 2024 is scheduled for today, i.e, June 10- and will be telecasted at 10:30PM IST. Just ahead the event, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., shared his experience of meeting with student developers who won 'Swift Student Challenge' and one of them was an Indian student named Akshat Srivastava, who was present at the meeting.

Cook wrote in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), "Kicking off #WWDC24 in the best way possible -- meeting with student developers who won our Swift Student Challenge. It’s amazing to see their creativity and determination on full display."

On meeting with Srivastava, the CEO said it was wonderful to meet Akshat this week and see how he’s created a whole new way to share his love of classic games with the next generation.

"Akshat is part of a growing generation of developers from all across India who are bringing their best ideas to life through coding, and making an important impact in their communities and around the world," he further added.

Srivastava, 22, said that the highlight of his trip to Apple Park in Cupertino was presenting his project to Cook.

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Image Source : FILEAkshat Srivastava and Tim Cook

"I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit Apple Park in Cupertino, for winning the Swift Student Challenge," Srivastava said.

He also mentioned that Cook's genuine interest and insightful feedback were incredibly "inspiring and made all my hard work feel worthwhile. This unforgettable experience confirmed my passion for technology and motivated me to keep pushing boundaries and making an impact".

Srivastava hails from the city of Varanasi and studying at BITS Pilani K K Birla College in Goa. He started coding at the age of 16 years.

Apple’s annual Swift Student Challenge recognises the best in student coding, and this year, it has added a new category to its ranks. Out of 350 winning submissions, 50 students have been named Distinguished Winners for building app playgrounds that stand out for their innovation, creativity, social impact, or inclusivity.

This year’s winners came from all over the globe, representing more than 35 countries and regions.

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Inputs from IANS

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