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Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 11:08am On Jun 18, 2019
So today I just found out that the application for Academy Developer Academy is open and the deadline is already this Friday - that's the 21st of July. 

In case you're wondering what's this academy all about, well I was privileged to attend the Master class of the 2017/2018 session from October, 2017 to June, 2018. I will write later about my experience there but basically it's a partnership between the University of Naples and Apple Inc to offer training on iOS app development using Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model. The core study areas are Coding, Design and Business & Marketing. The course duration is about nine (9) months from the month of September/October to June. You don't need to have any prior knowledge about programming because you'll be taught the fundamentals. In addition, you'll gain all round knowledge beyond programming in areas such as teamwork, presentations, business, networking, marketing and basically most of what you need to become an entrepreneur. You'll also meet great people, the very young and not so young, from all walks of life, different countries and backgrounds. And did I mention the amazing Italian cuisines�. For the experience alone, it's definitely worth it. 

Application Process: 
The minimum qualification required is high school diploma/certificate and the application process is quite straightforward. You submit an application online and there'll be an assessment test in various Naples, London, Paris and Munich. I took mine in Naples, although as I was already within the Schengen zone, I didn't have to bother about Visa issues. But that's also not an issue because we had lots of students that came from far away US, Brazil, Mazico, Algeria and even Peru for the test. For the more information on how the structure of the test, you'll more information on the website and there is even now the option to practice online. 
After the assessment test, the top 550 students will be take a motivational interview by Skype and based on your score, the top 358 students will be invited to attend the academy. And then if you are outside of Italy, you can obtain a Visa by requesting for an official invitation from the Academy.

Funding/Living Cost:
The academy is totally free and the good thing is you don't have to bother about living cost. Apple provide all the students with the latest iPhone and Macbook Pro for the duration of the course (You also can loan any other Apple device you required during the course). There is an Apple scholarship for the top 5% of the students admitted into the Academy worth about 7200€. The other students (the remaining 95%) are also offered a similar scholarship by Regione Campania. The difference being that the scholarship from Regione Campania is taxed and is based on your attendance while that of Apple has no preconditions and is paid on time of course smiley.

Life after the Academy:
And what next after the Academy? Well, you have several options. Job fairs are held towards the end of the course. The demand for iOS Developers is quite high so you could also explore other opportunities in other European countries. Personally, I wasn't interested in staying back in Italy so I didn't apply for any job there. But I knew quite a number of foreign students that either took up employment in Italy or moved to other European countries mainly Germany.

Why attend? Well, if you're interested in technology or creating a technology focused, startup someday, then I strongly encourage you to apply. And as stated earlier, what you learn goes way beyond just software development. And finally, you get to meet amazing people, live in Naples and of course, have crazy fun smiley.

Link: 
https://www.developeracademy.unina.it/en/enrollment/

NB:
If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask.
Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by donvicky2007: 9:17pm On Jun 21, 2019
dreamchaser90:
So today I just found out that the application for Academy Developer Academy is open and the deadline is already this Friday - that's the 21st of July. 

In case you're wondering what's this academy all about, well I was privileged to attend the Master class of the 2017/2018 session from October, 2017 to June, 2018. I will write later about my experience there but basically it's a partnership between the University of Naples and Apple Inc to offer training on iOS app development using Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model. The core study areas are Coding, Design and Business & Marketing. The course duration is about nine (9) months from the month of September/October to June. You don't need to have any prior knowledge about programming because you'll be taught the fundamentals. In addition, you'll gain all round knowledge beyond programming in areas such as teamwork, presentations, business, networking, marketing and basically most of what you need to become an entrepreneur. You'll also meet great people, the very young and not so young, from all walks of life, different countries and backgrounds. And did I mention the amazing Italian cuisines�. For the experience alone, it's definitely worth it. 

Application Process: 
The minimum qualification required is high school diploma/certificate and the application process is quite straightforward. You submit an application online and there'll be an assessment test in various Naples, London, Paris and Munich. I took mine in Naples, although as I was already within the Schengen zone, I didn't have to bother about Visa issues. But that's also not an issue because we had lots of students that came from far away US, Brazil, Mazico, Algeria and even Peru for the test. For the more information on how the structure of the test, you'll more information on the website and there is even now the option to practice online. 
After the assessment test, the top 550 students will be take a motivational interview by Skype and based on your score, the top 358 students will be invited to attend the academy. And then if you are outside of Italy, you can obtain a Visa by requesting for an official invitation from the Academy.

Funding/Living Cost:
The academy is totally free and the good thing is you don't have to bother about living cost. Apple provide all the students with the latest iPhone and Macbook Pro for the duration of the course (You also can loan any other Apple device you required during the course). There is an Apple scholarship for the top 5% of the students admitted into the Academy worth about 7200€. The other students (the remaining 95%) are also offered a similar scholarship by Regione Campania. The difference being that the scholarship from Regione Campania is taxed and is based on your attendance while that of Apple has no preconditions and is paid on time of course smiley.

Life after the Academy:
And what next after the Academy? Well, you have several options. Job fairs are held towards the end of the course. The demand for iOS Developers is quite high so you could also explore other opportunities in other European countries. Personally, I wasn't interested in staying back in Italy so I didn't apply for any job there. But I knew quite a number of foreign students that either took up employment in Italy or moved to other European countries mainly Germany.

Why attend? Well, if you're interested in technology or creating a technology focused, startup someday, then I strongly encourage you to apply. And as stated earlier, what you learn goes way beyond just software development. And finally, you get to meet amazing people, live in Naples and of course, have crazy fun smiley.

Link: 
https://www.developeracademy.unina.it/en/enrollment/

NB:
If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for sharing this great opportunity, but my question is..... if one is invited to take the test in Naples who pays for the cost of travel, the candidate or the organization in collaboration with Apple.

what did they mean by Curriculum because we were asked to upload file in curriculum
Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 2:37am On Jun 22, 2019
donvicky2007:


Thanks for sharing this great opportunity, but my question is..... if one is invited to take the test in Naples who pays for the cost of travel, the candidate or the organization in collaboration with Apple.

what did they mean by Curriculum because we were asked to upload file in curriculum

Curriculum is your CV preferably in Europass format https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae.
As for the cost of travel, you are completely responsible for that. You are only offered scholarship after you've been admitted into the Academy.
Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 2:40am On Jun 22, 2019
Btw, the application deadline has been extended until June 28th 2019.
Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by donvicky2007: 8:01am On Jun 22, 2019
dreamchaser90:


Curriculum is your CV preferably in Europass format https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae.
As for the cost of travel, you are completely responsible for that. You are only offered scholarship after you've been admitted into the Academy.

Thank you sir

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