At the Moscone West in San Francisco, California, Apple this year will be holding its usual Worldwide Developers Conference between June 2-6. Tickets are already up for sale, but you won’t be able to know if you nabbed one until April 7. Read on for the details.
Apple has already set up its WWDC14 web site with an endearing message posted for developers. It reads, “Over the past six years, a massive cultural shift has occurred. It’s changed how we interact with one another. Learn new things. Entertain ourselves. Do our work. And live our daily lives. All because of developers and the apps they create.”
“For five days, one thousand Apple engineers and five thousand developers will gather together. And life will be different as a result. Write the code. Change the world,” the company says.
It then adds, “The opportunity to buy tickets to this year's conference will be offered by random selection. Register now through April 7th at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to attend.” So here’s how to register:
1. Make sure you’re enrolled with either the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC14 (April 3, 2014 at 5:30 a.m. PDT).
2. Visit developer.apple.com/wwdc/tickets/
3. Click the “Register now” button and sign in with your developer account and submit your information
Underage developers (between 13-17 years of age) will need to have their submission form completed by their parents.
The Cupertino company will select applicants in a random manner, in what can be regarded as a lottery system where everyone gets a fair chance at WWDC attendance.
“Randomly selected applicants will have the opportunity to purchase a WWDC ticket for 1599 USD [€1161.05] or in local currency where available,” Apple says. “The purchase must be completed by April 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. WWDC tickets are for use by the selected applicant only and may not be sold, resold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way.”
Despite Apple’s warning, you can be sure WWDC14 tickets will crop up on eBay starting April 7. The company usually asks eBay to take down these sales, but many usually manage to sell their tickets at inflated prices before eBay can do anything about it.
To learn more about what WWDC14 holds in store for developers this year, head over to https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/ and visit the upper tabs (Sessions, Labs, Events, Students, Tickets, and More).