Apple's Developer Academy to occupy Detroit's First National Building


If one thing has Apple, it's money, a lot of money. Now we have just learned that he is going to occupy two entire floors of one of Detroit's most iconic buildings to set up a developer academy.

This academy is part of the «Racial Equity and Justice Initiatives»That Apple launched last year to help racial equality and against racial discrimination, with an investment of one hundred million dollars. Bravo for Apple.

Later this year, Apple and the University of Michigan They will open their new Detroit Developer Academy. It will be located in an emblematic building in the center of the city. Its purpose is to help future black developers in the city, who lack the resources to study and train as programmers.

It will be installed in the First National Building from Detroit. it will have an area of ​​3.500 square meters. It will occupy the second and third floors of the building. These are the data that appear in the application for the building permit presented at the City Council, and the license granted to the construction company Crain´s.

At the beginning of the year, Apple already announced this project. In a press release, he noted that the company was opening its Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, the first academy of its kind in the US Detroit has a vibrant community of black entrepreneurs and developers, with more than 50.000 businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color, according to US Census data.

The academy aims to help young black entrepreneurs, creators, and programmers by helping them cultivate the skills necessary to work in the fast-growing iOS app economy. In collaboration with Michigan State University, the Apple Developer Academy They will be open to all Detroit students, regardless of their academic background or if they have any previous coding experience.

This academy is part of the "Apple Justice and Racial Equity Initiative" project that began last year, and which has already we comment in his day. Apple has destined 100 million of dollars to finance said aid program.

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