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WWDC Sells Out In 2 Minutes; Ticket On eBay 45 Minutes Later 162

alphadogg writes "The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference sold out in just two minutes today, blowing away last year's record of two hours. Tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. PDT, as was announced yesterday, when Apple said its event would be held June 10-14 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Apple WWDC runs neck-and-neck with the annual Google I/O event in the race for hottest tech show. The Google event, slated for May 15-17 at Moscone Center, sold out in 45 minutes this year. While transferring tickets for WWDC is generally not allowed, an ambitious eBay seller is attempting to get $10K for the $1,600 ticket."
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WWDC Sells Out In 2 Minutes; Ticket On eBay 45 Minutes Later

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  • by falcon5768 ( 629591 ) <> on Thursday April 25, 2013 @05:21PM (#43550075) Journal
    The hallway time is the reason to go. Some of the sessions and labs get your in person with the leads of most of the teams and its not unheard of for app developers or companies who have issues to vent them there and see software updates in the future reflect those problems. The sessions they post online for everyone, but the hallway time and closed discussions are absolutely worth the cost of 1-2 tickets, not to mention you are not just talking about Apple here, but Google comes and pretty much every major developer is there.
  • by tekrat ( 242117 ) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @05:25PM (#43550107) Homepage Journal

    And not fanboys?

    (For reference, I remember being an actual Apple Developer, and receiving the monthly CDROMs with amusing titles)

  • WWDC Videos (Score:5, Informative)

    by AlreadyStarted ( 523251 ) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @05:25PM (#43550119)
    The session videos are usually available the next week. Occasionally I'll write some app to automate some task on my mac, and I've really enjoyed watching the videos in previous years. Definitely stuff for nerds;)
  • Re:hmmm (Score:4, Informative)

    by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @05:29PM (#43550151) Homepage Journal

    When I recieved the confirmation that I had a set of tickets to this event, I literally creamed my pants. I have heard rumors that Steve Jobs faked his death and will eventually show up to announce a new product, perhaps the Dick Tracy Watch, which would be Apple's greated technological leap.

    Doesn't Diet Smith hold many patents on the Dick Tracy two-way wrist computer?

  • by UnknowingFool ( 672806 ) on Thursday April 25, 2013 @06:13PM (#43550589)
    The WWDC isn't really for you to just learn the new APIs. It's about being able to interact with some of the Apple engineers that wrote the new APIs. Like your opinion about how the audio ones are written. Maybe if you asked them in person, they would give you a good reason why it was done that way. Or they even agree with and let you know that they could be changing in the next release. If you impress them enough, you might find a job offer in the future. It's also about networking with other Apple developers, too.

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