Apple last week announced an official date for WWDC 2014. Mark your calendars, because this year's WWDC festivities will kick off on June 2 and run through June 6. Per usual, the event will be held at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
With respect to purchasing tickets to this year's event, Apple has switched things up a bit. Because WWDC events in recent years have started selling out in minutes (literally), Apple this year has instituted a lottery system. That said, developers need to register for the lottery by this Monday, whereupon Apple will subsequently draw from the pool of registered developers and determine who will be able to get to go. Note that in order to participate in the lottery, one has to be part of Apple's paid developer program. Also note that winning tickets are non-transferrable.
WWDC 2014 activities include:
- More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 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 and OS X technologies in their apps;
- the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
- a new series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Registration can be accomplished via Apple's developer page.