Apple announced the launch of an academy for women developers in Riyadh, the first branch of the Apple Developer Academy in the Middle East.
The Academy seeks to devote its efforts to assist the programmers and developers by preparing them to work in the app economy, through which it will help them, build a professional life in this field.
It also aims to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts in the field of women’s empowerment under the aegis of Vision 2030.
Students and entrepreneurs will learn the basics of programming, marketing, project management, entrepreneurship and many more, by mentors and coaches, 70% of whom are women.
Apple confirmed that female students aged between 20 and 35 years, have come from all over Saudi Arabia and abroad to join the academy.
The Apple Developer Academy is the largest university for women in the world and is supported by the Ministry of Investment.
It is also the first programming institution in the Middle East under a partnership between the Saudi Federation For Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), represented by Tuwaiq Academy and Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University — the largest university for women in the world.