It’s almost the middle of the year, and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is just around the corner. This annual event is a must-attend for developers around the world, as it provides a chance to learn about the latest trends and developments in the Apple world. This year, the conference will take place from June 5th to June 9th. If you work in the tech industry, this event should be on your radar.
What to expect at WWDC 2017
Each year, Apple uses the conference to showcase a wide range of updates and announcements that will shape the company’s future. The schedule for the five-day event includes keynote presentations, sessions, and hands-on labs. Attendees can expect to get first glimpses of the new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. They can also explore a diverse range of topics, including app design, gaming, machine learning, and augmented reality.
Who should attend?
The WWDC attracts thousands of developers from different countries and backgrounds. However, it’s not an event that’s open to the general public. You need to be a registered member of the Apple Developer Program to attend the conference. Typically, the cost of the ticket is $1599, but this year, participating in the lottery system will enable some students to attend WWDC for free.
Interact with fellow developers
Apart from the valuable insights and knowledge you’ll get from the sessions and labs, the WWDC offers an excellent opportunity to interact with fellow developers. You can exchange ideas, share experiences, and build lasting professional relations. The networking events and receptions organized by Apple are also a great way to unwind and have fun after a day full of learning and development.
How to prepare for WWDC 2023
If you’re planning to attend WWDC 2023, there are ways to prepare, so you make the best use of your time and investment. First, decide on the sessions and labs you want to attend. The schedule is generally released a few weeks before the event, so make sure you log in to your Apple Developer account and start selecting your choices. Secondly, pack appropriately for the San Francisco weather, which can vary widely even in June. Lastly, bring your business cards, as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network and make connections.
Can’t attend – watch the Keynote
Even if you aren’t attending the conference, you can still watch the opening keynote and other keynote presentations online. Apple streams the video live on its website, and it’s also available on demand after the event. You can catch up on all the announcements and demos in your own time, and even share the link with your colleagues.
Attending Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is an excellent opportunity for developers to learn, network, and explore the latest technologies. The event offers a variety of sessions, labs, and keynote presentations, covering a wide range of topics. The numerous networking events and receptions also provide opportunities to interact with fellow professionals. By preparing adequately and focusing on your goals, you can get the most out of your experience at WWDC 2023. So, mark your calendars, pack your bags, and get ready to enter the world of Apple.