Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets Indian Student Ahead of WWDC 2024

Tim Cook meets Akshat Srivastava, a 22-year-old student from Varanasi, ahead of WWDC 2024.

  • Tim Cook meets Akshat Srivastava, a 22-year-old student from Varanasi, ahead of WWDC 2024.
  • Srivastava won the Apple Swift Student Challenge for his coding skills.
  • Cook praises Srivastava’s creativity and impact in the developer community.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently met with Akshat Srivastava, a 22-year-old student from Varanasi, ahead of WWDC 2024. Srivastava emerged as a winner in the Apple Swift Student Challenge, showcasing his exceptional coding skills. Currently studying at BITS Pilani K K Birla College in Goa, Srivastava has been coding since the age of 16.

Expressing his admiration for Srivastava’s talent, Tim Cook remarked, “I saw so much excitement for the many ways that technology can enrich people’s lives. And it was equally wonderful to meet Akshat this week, and see how he’s created a whole new way to share his love of classic games with the next generation.”

Srivastava, thrilled by the opportunity, shared, “This unforgettable experience confirmed my passion for technology and motivated me to keep pushing boundaries and making an impact.” He added that Tim Cook’s feedback was insightful and inspiring, validating his hard work.

The Apple Swift Student Challenge, an annual competition, recognizes students who demonstrate creativity and skill in coding. Winners like Srivastava not only receive recognition but also get the chance to visit Apple headquarters and interact with industry leaders like Tim Cook. This year’s winners showcased their creativity and determination, setting a high standard for future developers.