Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will kick off on June 2 at Moscone West, San Francisco, and will last until June 6. As usual, WWDC will span over a hundred sessions held by Apple engineers, complete with hands-on labs, but also lunchtime sessions and entertainment.
According to the press release (embedded below), “developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac customers worldwide.”
At the event, Apple will most likely unveil iOS 8 and an all-new version of OS X, with developer previews readily available on day one.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps," adds Schiller.
The Cupertino giant has already opened ticket sales at the official WWDC website. Developers can apply now through Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, in what can be regarded as a lottery system, giving everyone equal chances to nab a ticket. In previous years, tickets were sold out in under an hour.
According to the announcement, “...tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection [and] Developers will know their status by Monday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.”
Apple offers 200 Student Scholarships, which translates into 200 free tickets for 200 lucky students. More on this here: developer.apple.com/wwdc/students.
Apple mentions the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), also held at the Moscone Center in the same timeframe, which “will help promote scholarships to female engineers and coders.”
Among the WWDC 2014 activities, the Apple Design Awards will continue to “recognize iPhone, iPad and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.”
The ADAs and Monday’s State of the Union session will be live streamed via the WWDC website, and videos from all technical sessions will be available for streaming as they become available, in usual fashion.
Visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 website to apply for your own ticket now.