With the 2016 WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference), Apple is providing the widely popular tickets via a lottery system. Developers can begin the application process for tickets and registration goes through April 22, 2016 at 10pm. This year, Apple is giving access to over 1,000 Apple engineers to the attending developers, and they will be able to attend hand-on labs and be a part of over 100 sessions. Apple will take this time to showcase the new iOS and OSX operating systems.
“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.”
Quick breakdown of what comes with the price of admission:
“- over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps;
– access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
– the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world — last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented;
– a series of get-togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
– engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with trailblazers and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
Apple is handing out around 350 WWDC Scholarships to students and members of participating STEM organizations around the world. They will also be providing 125 scholarships to aspiring developers needing financial assistance, which is something new to the WWDC community this year.
For those that cannot be a part of WWDC16, Apple plans to stream certain sessions live via the Apple website and their WWDC app. As usual, everyone is looking forward to the keynote that kicks off every WWDC. Always a crowd pleaser.