Tim Cook Visits Austin, Capital Factory

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Tim Cook speaks to the crowd at Capital Factory about a new partnership and Swift development program at ACC.

Capital Factory, home of MobilityX, regularly hosts special guests and runs interesting tech events and meetups. The tech ecosystem in Austin is thriving, with companies like Google, Amazon, Dell and others adding new offices and programs all the time. Recently, Capital Factory welcomed the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, to make an exciting announcement about a new educational partnership and software development program with Austin Community College.

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During his visit, Mr. Cook met with several local entrepreneurs and innovators at Capital Factory who were given the opportunity to demo their software or apps, of course showcasing their functionality on the iPhone and iOS platform.

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Mr. Cook’s announcement detailed the rollout of a new educational program at Austin Community College that boasts of Apple-backed curriculum for students to learn how to code in Swift, the coding language in which iOS apps are written. This new program will certainly help bolster the already growing community of web and mobile developers in Austin and will be interesting to follow as more students graduate from the program and enter the local workforce as software developers.

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Also on hand for the announcement were Texas Senator Kirk Watson and Austin Mayor Steve Adler who remarked about the need to better support the growing tech and startup communities, stating that partnerships such as these are exactly what will help spur growth in this sector.

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For our part, the MobilityX team is excited to see what develops in the coming months and we’re certain that we’ll continue to see even better, more innovative ideas getting “Cooked” up right here in Silicon Hills.

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