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Rubbing shoulders with Apple's best

Griffith Bachelor of IT student Tyrone Trevorrow got to rub shoulders with some of the world’s best developers and programmers, after winning a coveted scholarship to attend the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

The Worldwide Developers Conference is the biggest event on the Apple calendar and saw more than 3000 developers and programmers gather in San Francisco to listen to the company’s innovations.

The scholarships, worth $5000, were awarded to only an elite group of 22 university students nationwide.

"This is an amazing opportunity to see the professional world of Macintosh development" Tyrone said.

"I hope to inspire other students to take up working with the Macintosh environment".

Associate Professor Michael Blumenstein, from Griffith’s School of Information and Communication Technology, said the Apple scholarship created exciting possibilities for students.

"This is a great opportunity for our students to meet and network with the people who create the code behind one of the world’s leading computer brands" Associate Professor Blumenstein said.

"Their skills base will rocket through the exchange of knowledge with their peers and engineers".

The conference focuses on practical hands-on training and workshops in coding, scripting and new Apple technologies.

Major announcements about Apple’s new iPhone and its new operating system Leopard were released.

Back in Australia, Tyrone has just wrapped up his final-year Industrial Affiliates Program project for Professor Vlad Estivill-Castro.

He has been working on Robotic Dominoes project at the Machine intelligence and Pattern Analysis Laboratory.

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