Apple plans education event in Chicago on March 27

AppleInsider reports that it and other news outlets have received an email from Apple inviting them to an educational event in Chicago scheduled for 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday, March 27.

The email reads: “"Let's take a field trip. Join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students." The event will happen at the Lane Tech College Prep High School.”

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In December, Apple announced that it’s working with the city of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple’s Everyone Can Code program. The initiative in Chicago was designed in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, local businesses and non-profit organizations. 

Together, Apple and local organizations are helping expand opportunities for students to build the skills they need to pursue careers in the app econoTuesmy by becoming proficient in Swift, Apple’s programming language. Described as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.