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The Library’s Project <code> curriculum of coding classes will include use of Apple’s SWIFT applications, beginning this summer

The New York Public Library will now offer coding in Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language, as part of its Project <code> program. As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is providing the Library with hardware, professional learning, and support, which in turn will assist students in learning how to create apps using Swift. 

Beginning July 12, students attending the Library’s Project <code> 14-week program will begin learning Swift from a dedicated instructor and building apps for iOS. Following the program’s conclusion, the week of October 16, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be able to practice for certification exams to earn the title of App Development with Swift Associate or App Development with Swift Certified User. 

The summer cohort of the program will be taught virtually via webinar, which will host 2 classes a week for 14 weeks. Students will learn how to develop apps through the new Swift Fundamentals course, supported by the Library’s partnership with Apple’s Community Education Initiative.

All of the physical and digital materials needed to participate in the program, including technology and learning materials, will be provided by the Library. Participants can pick up devices provided prior to the beginning of the program and return them after the course is finished.

Students interested in learning more about Project <code> and the Library’s other technology workshops can visit 

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