Riyadh Bites into the Apple Developer Academy

Riyadh Bites into the Apple Developer Academy

The Kingdom is attracting organizations and companies like a magnet. The international Apple Developer Academy, which already has campuses in the U.S., Italy, Brazil, South Korea, and Indonesia, will soon be found at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University to expand the knowledge of Saudi women


The academy, created by tech giant Apple and collaborators, will provide the necessary tools and training for aspiring female programmers, developers, and designers in order for them to create and build startups and jobs in iOS app development. The Apple Developer Academy already boasts over 1,500 apps for iOS and 160 startups, all the work of its graduates. It has chosen Riyadh as its MENA headquarters, the first time the academy enters the market in the region. 


“In our partnership with Apple, we will work together and strive to create an economic ecosystem for business to instill skills that enhance innovation and technology, and ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for our local community and the societies of the world that will undoubtedly benefit,” said Faisal Al-Khamisi, Chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cyber ​​Security. 


As for the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawaha, he believes the academy’s presence in Riyadh is “an investment in the digital minds and skills of our girls … building the innovative future of the nation and the transformation toward an economy based on innovation and digital transformation.”


The Kingdom has also announced the welcoming of a new office for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). More organizations will be relocating their headquarters to the Kingdom in the coming years, which will only add more importance to the country’s position in the region and the world. 


Last update: 10 July 2021