SAN JOSE, CA — Apple's World Wide Developers Conference started on Monday with a scholarship kickoff for the selected 350 winners. One of those scholarship winners was a 15-year-old app creator from central Indiana.
WWDC is an annual event slated to showcase its newest software technologies for developers. The WWDC Scholarship program rewards talented students and STEM organization members with a completely free trip to the conference in San Jose, California and a complimentary one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program.
Franklin Central High School student, Brayden Gogis, was one of ten 13-year-olds (youngest age allowed to attend the conference) to 15-year-olds to receive the award worth close to $2,000.
Brayden started his own company, Chain Reaction Games, at just 14-years-old. His latest game creation, "The Company Game" has been featured by Apple as 'Game of the Day,' 'Game of the Week,' and has reached number one on the 'Paid Puzzles Chart' in iTunes.
The Franklin Central High School Student has self taught himself to code, according to his father, Gary Gogis.
The WWDC event has been tweeted about by thousands of attendees and garnished a heavily followed hashtag (#wwdc19) on Twitter.