Michael Schmidt '18 Wins Prestigious WWDC Scholarship

Michael Schmidt ’18 Wins Prestigious WWDC Scholarship

This summer, rising senior Michael Schmidt earned an illustrious full scholarship to WWDC, the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. Apple selected about 300 applicants out of a pool of thousands, many of whom were college students or professionals. The application consisted of a programming portion, as well as an essay section in which Michael highlighted iHelp, the club he co-founded at The Heights to assist senior citizens with technology.

At WWDC, Michael enjoyed the opportunity to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook. Afterwards, he was invited to sit up front for the annual Apple keynote address where their new products are unveiled. Throughout the week-long conference, Michael worked with Apple engineers who assisted him with the coding for his new app, Interval. It functions as a Rolling Window Video Recorder and is now available to download in the App Store. The Heights community offers a hearty congratulations to Michael, and we are excited to see his future endeavors in the world of programming.