RWDevCon 2017 Student Scholarships: Apply Now!

Are you a student interested in attending our annual tutorial conference? Find out how to apply for a RWDevCon 2017 student scholarship! By Ray Wenderlich.

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We often get emails from students who say they would love to attend RWDevCon, but can’t afford it on a Ramen-budget. Trust me, we’ve been there! :]

So today, we are happy to announce some exciting news – we are offering 5 student scholarships for RWDevCon 2017.

The 5 lucky students will win a free ticket to the conference and are invited to attend our team-only pre-conference fun day.

The conference is currently sold out, so this is the only way left to get a ticket.

Attending RWDevCon 2017 is an amazing opportunity for students – through two days packed full of high quality hands-on tutorials, you’ll bring your iOS development skills up-to-date, learn a ton, and have a blast.

Keep reading to find out who’s eligible, how to apply, and who to thank for this great opportunity!

Eligibility and How To Apply

To be eligible to win, there are three requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in a full-time educational program (such as high school, college/university, or a full-time immersive boot camp).
  • You also must be able to attend the conference and the pre-conference fun day (March 30 – April 1, 2017).
  • You must be able to pay for your own travel and hotel expenses (they are not included; the scholarship includes a ticket to the conference and an invitation to the team-only pre-conference fun day only).

Applying is simple:

  • Just send us an email about why you’re interested in programming and why you’d like to attend RWDevCon. Please include proof that you are in a full-time educational program (a scanned ID or receipt is fine).

Applications are due in 2 weeks – February 9, 2017 – so apply now! :]

Introducing the Patrons

The RWDevCon 2017 scholarships are sponsored by 5 generous patrons of the iOS community, who bought a special ticket that included the cost of the student tickets.

I asked each of our patrons to write some advice for students studying programming. Here’s what they had to say:


“Programming is an art and a craft. You refine your craft as you deal with the many issues and details that must be addressed. In developing your art, you hone your instincts so that you create something special, something that is more than the mere sum of solutions to hundreds of problems.”

Fred Collopy, Designer at Rhythmic Light


“Let it be simple. Good code should flow from your fingertips. If you find yourself feeling as if you’re fighting against the code, that’s the first sign that you need to step back and reevaluate your approach.”

Derek Johnston, Director of Engineering at J&P Innovations Inc.


“When you start learning to program, the task may seem impossible. Just remember, the word itself says I’m possible! Make a plan to learn, develop and execute. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. :-)”

Carey McLean, Innovation Software Engineer at The Shop @ VSP Global


“Programming is a skill that takes time to learn and years of practice to become good at. You’ll never stop learning and practicing and improving. Seek out experienced developers who have been in your shoes before and can help you navigate the seemingly infinite amount of information, opinions and trends to make your programming adventures more exciting and fulfilling.”

Justin Munger, Owner at Justintomobile, LLC
Note: One of our generous patrons wishes to remain anonymous so is not listed here.

Where To Go From Here?

If you, or a student you know, wants to take advantage of an amazing learning opportunity that will pay some major dividends in life, don’t miss this chance!

Just send us an email about why you’re interested in programming and why you’d like to attend RWDevCon. Please include proof that you are in a full-time educational program (a scanned ID or receipt is fine).

We wish the best of luck to all of the applicants, and we look forward to seeing you at RWDevCon 2017!

Note: If you wanted to attend RWDevCon but missed your chance at getting an ticket before it sold out, check out this post for details on how to join the waiting list, and be notified about future events.