“He who hesitates is lost,” particularly if he planned to go to this year’s über-popular Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and has yet to get a ticket.
According to CNET the event sold out in less than two hours after it was announced! The speed at which developers snapped up tickets bests last year’s previous record when the conference sold out in a still rapid 10 hours.
In the keynote for last year’s WWDC, Steve Jobs apologized that the conference couldn’t allow more developers to attend, but explained Apple was limited by the size of the Moscone Center, which is the largest facility available that is close to Apple’s Cupertino, CA headquarters.
The event must be held close to the Apple campus because Apple sends more than 1,000 of its employees to event. The Apple employees educate developers about Apple code and products, as well as to help developers debug their apps.
The event has been extremely popular since Apple opened the App store. Its creation allowed thousands of developers the chance to create the next big iOS app.
Student developers still have the chance to win a WWDC Student Scholarship. Interested student developers over the age of 13 must apply by May 2, 2012.
Everyone else will be able to catch up online by watching Apple’s developer videos after the conference.