The 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference is officially set for June 2 – 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The WWDC is a yearly highlight for developers who are navigating freshly announced software and hardware offerings, and has been an increasingly popular event each year. Tickets are will be made available through random selection to those who apply before April 7th at 10:00.
The conference is well known for its opening Keynote which has traditionally been available either as a live stream or shortly after online. This year the State of the Union and the annual design awards will be broadcast live on the WWDC website and other videos will be posted during the week for registered developers.
Why attend WWDC? If you are a developer that wants to see the newest software features and learn from one of the over 1,000 Apple engineers or attend one of the more than 100 tech sessions, then this is the event for you. There are also lunch meetings and a new series of guest lectures and activities focused on specific topics. If you don’t go for the information, then at least take advantage of the networking opportunities.
“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.”
Apple is providing 200 student scholarships and the National Center for Women & Information Technology is also providing scholarships for women. General WWDC applicants that receive tickets in the lottery will be required to pay the full amount of $1599 USD before April 14th at 5:00PM. Tickets are not transferable and can’t be sold or traded.