Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Attend Virtual Coding Event This Week

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Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall will make a rare public appearance this week at Code.org’s Code Break event. He will appear alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Macklemore.


Forstall was Apple’s Vice President of iOS from 2007 until 2012


Described as the “world’s largest live interactive classroom,” Code Break aims to engage with computer science students during the ongoing stay-at-home measures, and features weekly computer science challenges for students of all abilities, even those without computers.
Forstall was reportedly ousted from Apple in October 2012, following the botched launch of Apple Maps. Forstall has maintained a quiet presence since then, although he did sit down with journalist John Markoff for an interview at the Computer History Museum in June 2017. Otherwise his main focus has been Broadway production.



Anyone interested can sign up at the Code.org website, which has more information about the event. The Code Break stream is live every Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1.00 p.m. Easter Time.

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