Apple's Tim Cook Lauds 22-Year-Old Indian Developer Who Made An Edutainment For Kids

In a recent interaction before the WWDC 2024 event, Apple CEO Tim Cook met and praised the work of Akshat Srivastava, a 22-year-old Indian student developer.

What Happened: Cook had a meeting with Srivastava, a student from BITS Pilani K K Birla College, Goa, prior to Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, reported Moneycontrol. Srivastava has created an app named MindBud, submitted for Apple's Swift Student Challenge. The app, consisting of four mini-games, aims to enhance analytical and creative thinking in children.

Shrivastava was one of the 50 winners of the Swift Student Challenge and had the opportunity to travel to Cupertino.

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Cook, impressed by Srivastava’s innovative approach, commended the young developer’s work. “Akshat is part of a growing generation of developers from all across India who are bringing their best ideas to life through coding, and making an important impact in their communities and around the world,” Cook stated.

Srivastava, who had earlier developed an app to monitor available hospital beds during the Covid-19 pandemic, expressed his excitement about meeting Cook, calling it a “dream come true.” He was among the 50 Distinguished Winners invited to WWDC 2024 for creating app playgrounds that are innovative, creative, and have a social impact or inclusivity.

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