Having written a post recently about ageism in tech that got a lot of attention I found the news today from Apple’s WWDC to be nothing less than delightful. Apologies to Fortune, but I am going to quote from Leena Rao’s excellent story extensively, and I also borrowed the picture above.
Diversity scholarships are one of the best things you can do in running a conference, and Apple really nailed it here.
“Retired banker Masako Wakamiya was frustrated by the lack of mobile games that catered to the elderly, who have a tougher time keeping up with the action-packed games that are popular with teens. So the 82-year-old from Japan started taking online tutorials to learn how to write software code.
“I didn’t see any apps for the elderly, so I decided to create my own,” Wakamiya told Fortune.