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Apple iOS 9 Developer Workshops, Feb. 17, with Apple Representative who worked with Steve Jobs

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by admin

Image of Apple Workshop ScheduleMark your calendar!  The University of MS is offering workshops for students and faculty to demonstrate the latest tools to create apps for iOS and OS X. Each workshop, one for faculty and one for students, will be led by a Consulting Engineer with Apple’s Education Team who worked for Steve Jobs at both NeXT and Apple. The workshops will address how applications are produced and distributed through Apple’s Developer Program using its software tools, testing and support resources, distribution, and usability analytics.

Students are encouraged to come find out what’s new for developers on the latest Mac and iPhone operating systems and learn how Xcode is used to create, test, and perfect apps. To do this, the presenter will deconstruct some popular applications showing their critical components while demonstrating how you, the individual, can get started with app development.

The faculty and staff workshop is intended for any staff members and administrators interested in talking about how other organizations around the world have introduced iOS programming through the University Developer Program. The University Developer Program is specifically designed by Apple for use in higher education institutions to include iOS 9 development in their curriculum.

Apple’s technologist will show you the latest version of Xcode, Apple’s software used to build apps for Apple’s four platforms: iOS, OS X, watchOS, and now tvOS. If you are a developer who wants to branch out, a student considering a career in app development, or a faculty member looking to teach new technology, then please join us for an informative workshop led by an Apple veteran who was a colleague of Apple’s founder, Steve Jobs.

The workshops will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in the Union. There is no registration and seating is first come, first serve. The student workshop will be from 10-10:50 a.m. in the Union Ballroom, and the faculty workshop will follow from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Union, room 412. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (IT) and the Department of Computer and Information Science.

Questions? Faculty, contact the Faculty Technology Development Center at or (662) 915-7918. Others may contact the IT Helpdesk at or (662) 915-5222.

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