Congratulations go out to Grant Goodman, a fifteen year old at North Shore High School student, who was chosen to attend the prestigious World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) hosted by Apple Inc. in San Francisco this June 2015. This is the second time that he participated in the respected WWDC conference where Apple’s renowned developer community (over 1,000 Apple engineers) comes together to learn about the future of Apple products. This year, it included, the revamped iTunes Radio, streaming music led by a new Apple Music subscription service, and the debut of new tools allowing developers to build native Apple Watch apps. Grant has already published five apps on the Apple Store!
In just two years, Grant Goodman has gone from attending Yale Tech camp to becoming CEO of his own software company. He said, “I have always been interested in computers since four years old and received my first computer from my grandfather when I was nine.” He continued, “I have always used Apple products because of their modern design, simple user interface, and how well they treat their consumers.” He attributes his passion of computer coding and developing to his “love of languages”. Currently, Grant is studying German, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, and Latin, just to name a few! Additionally, he is in the process of programming an app for North Shore High School that will allow students to remotely sign up for community service events and track their hours through an iPad or cell phone.
Grant is also a member of the North Shore High School FIRST Robotics team who won the Long Island SBPLI Regional Championship under the direction of Mr. Peroni and Ms. LeMar. Coach Peroni stated, “Grant is an asset to our robotics team. He took the initiative to develop our team's website creating a layout that was more user friendly. Next year, he will work on embedded projects involving coding our robot, creating apps to control our competition robot from an iOS device, and developing a scouting app that we can implement during our competitions.” He added, “When you speak with Grant, you can instantly tell he is full of knowledge and potential.”