Last Wednesday, Apple set the date for this year’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco, California and will run from June 11-15. The company promised that this year’s conference will show developers the “future of iOS and OS X, allowing them to build incredible new apps.” As stated by Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller:
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS Mountain Lion with developers. The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”
Activity Highlights at WWDC 2012
With a lot of things to learn and explore in five days, listed below are the activities highlighted by Apple at this year’s WWDC:
- Over 100 Technical Sessions: Apple engineers will conduct more than 100 technical sessions for the attendees, and will discuss a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying, and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies.
- Hands-on Developers Session: During the conference, developers can also bring their code to the labs and work directly with Apple engineers. Participants will be provided with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques, and guidance on how they can make the most out of iOS and OS X technologies. That way, they can apply their development techniques and best practices for enhancing their apps for Apple devices.
- Meet and Greet with Fellow Developers: Apple’s annual WWDC event will enable attendees to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world. In addition, there will be an engaging and inspirational lunchtime session with leading minds and influencers from the technology, science, and entertainment industries.
- Apple Design Awards: This will showcase the most outstanding applications created for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Macs last year. The awards go to apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation, and remarkable design.
It is also expected that the company will present its iOS 6 and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion at the WWDC 2012. Both software updates are expected to be available to the public later this year.
Sorry, Tickets are Sold-out
Unfortunately, tickets for the upcoming WWDC 2012 were sold out two hours after Apple made the announcement. For the record, this is their fastest ticket sellout for the event, beating last year’s conference, which ten hours to sell out.
Although the tickets for WWDC 2012 are no longer available, Apple still offers student applications for the event’s Student Scholarship program. Plus, they will be posting videos of all the sessions after the conference, so everyone will be able to catch up with the event for free.