The Program

The Developer Academy is a training center created in a partnership between the Centro de Informática of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) and Apple. Our program proposes a world-class interdisciplinary training in iOS, watchOS, tvOS. The program recruits UFPE undergraduates from all areas. The project aims to enable its students to solve real problems through the use of technology, with particular emphasis on the iOS platform ecosystem.

Coding
Coding

We teach the Swift programming language at the academy to students of all areas. Students are also encouraged to learn the Objective-C language, Software Engineering practices, and other technologies necessary to make their solutions come to life.

Design
Design

The projects are based on the principles of the design thinking methodology. The students can explore the world, talk to people to understand their problems, and create a solution that fit their needs, providing a great user and visual experience.

Business
Business

Students will work on interdisciplinary teams and develop a business for their apps. On the Academy, they will learn how to define a business model, get user traction and pitch business and products to investors and a broader audience.

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Testimonials

Bruno Barbosa

"I realised that research could also be ACTION-ORIENTED, have real and immediate impact on others and, most of all, keep me motivated."

Bruno Barbosa
Rafael Gouveia

"I learned to develop for Apple’s platforms with a challenging methodology. Today I work in iOS development and I keep on developing apps for personal projects."

Rafael Gouveia
João Gabriel Ventura

"Every day some new problem appears and I think that I have already been through the same thing at the academy and remember that ‘there is nothing you can’t do."

João Gabriel Ventura
Mateus Bolsoni

"The academy allowed me to recognize the paths I want to follow, not only to dream high, but also to build a path step by step towards my goals."

Mateus Bolsoni

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Contact

Developer Academy - Centro de informática - CIn - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). Av. Jorn. Aníbal Fernandes, s/n - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE, 50740-560 Phone: (81) 2126-8430