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Apple Announces WWDC 2017, To Be Held in San Jose On June 5-9 (daringfireball.net) 63

Apple said today it will kick off this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. Much like every year, the developer conference is the place where we can expect to see what's coming to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS later this year. This year, the event is being held in a different venue: the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, the original home of WWDC. John Gruber, writing for DaringFireball: First, announcing early really helps people who have to travel long distances to attend, particularly those from outside the U.S. The San Jose Convention Center is the original home of WWDC -- that's where it was held from 1988 through 2002. (WWDC 2002 was the year Steve Jobs held a funeral for Mac OS 9 during the keynote.) San Jose is way closer to Apple headquarters. San Francisco is about an hour drive from 1 Infinite Loop. The San Jose Convention Center is only five minutes away from Apple's new campus. Schiller emphasized to me that this is a big deal: more Apple employees from more teams will be present, simply because they won't have to devote an entire day to being there. (This could be a particular boon to WWDC's developer labs, where attendees can get precious face time with Apple's engineers.)
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Apple Announces WWDC 2017, To Be Held in San Jose On June 5-9

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  • According to the rumors on the comic con circuit, San Francisco is getting too expensive to host smaller conventions. Pricing at Moscone is tied to how many hotel rooms that the city can collect taxes on. If your convention can't fill up the hotel rooms, expect to pay than it would cost somewhere else like San Jose or Santa Clara.
  • by xxxJonBoyxxx ( 565205 ) on Thursday February 16, 2017 @11:30AM (#53879823)
    >> more Apple employees from more teams will be present, simply because they won't have to devote an entire day to being there

    You'll have MORE employees, buzzing through so they can tell their managers they were there, but probably LESS engagement, because, you know, they gotta get back to the office and fill out those TPS reports so they can leave at a decent hour.
  • "The San Jose Convention Center is only five minutes away from Apple's new campus" Maybe by rocket-powered drone? At 2am on a clear freeway, you might be able to make it in 15 minutes. Otherwise, plan on a half hour.
    • by tsqr ( 808554 )

      It's just under 10 miles. Maybe 5 minutes as measured by an Apple Watch with an exhausted battery. In real time, you'd probably spend twice that long cruising the convention center parking garage looking for a space.

    • I remember WWDCs in San Jose. It certainly wasn't a 5 minute drive. But it was certainly closer than the drive from San Francisco, so that's a plus.

  • apple announces wwdc2017, but yet looking at the articles I notice the article about facebook it over shadows.. 16 to 13 comments, and the gap gets bigger.. Ya, the Shine from the apple name is getting tarnished quik.. Like their server platform, it looks nice, but does it function? Does it bring the same features at a similar pricepoint to its brethren? NO Could it have? Yes if Apple was not involved. I think the "X-serve" platform lasted 6 months..
    • apple announces wwdc2017, but yet looking at the articles I notice the article about facebook it over shadows.. 16 to 13 comments, and the gap gets bigger.. Ya, the Shine from the apple name is getting tarnished quik.. Like their server platform, it looks nice, but does it function? Does it bring the same features at a similar pricepoint to its brethren? NO Could it have? Yes if Apple was not involved. I think the "X-serve" platform lasted 6 months..

      Keep thinking, Hater.

      XServes were sold from 2002 to January 2011 [wikipedia.org].

      That sounds more like 8 years to me...

      Now GTFO.

      • So Tim, Based on how the the point system has jumped up all of a sudden, I have to ask, can you hide the fact that you may be moderator any better?? Promoting you own agenda.. Dude relax, no need to immaturely flex your muscle. What ever the last guy pointed out is pretty fact on.. How you blew out my intentions into a hardware discussion is far beyond me, when the subject matter was about how the WWDC is moving to SJ versus SF due to budgetary issues. Being that certain things are legal in California, perh
        • So Tim, Based on how the the point system has jumped up all of a sudden, I have to ask, can you hide the fact that you may be moderator any better?? Promoting you own agenda.. Dude relax, no need to immaturely flex your muscle. What ever the last guy pointed out is pretty fact on.. How you blew out my intentions into a hardware discussion is far beyond me, when the subject matter was about how the WWDC is moving to SJ versus SF due to budgetary issues. Being that certain things are legal in California, perhaps you may want to take advantage of that. What that on the table, I think it's time for me to GTFO, I've go something better to focus my attention on.

          Could you express that in English, please?

      • Hey Tim, upon reflection, I do owe you some thanks for correcting some of the facts I placed out there.. OK X-serves did remain in production for over a year, but I think the other person did bring up a good counter point "To whom were they sold to?" To be upfront the original argument was around the conjectured reasoning behind Apples move from SF to SJ, so lets stick with that ok.. Enjoy California.
        • Hey Tim, upon reflection, I do owe you some thanks for correcting some of the facts I placed out there.. OK X-serves did remain in production for over a year, but I think the other person did bring up a good counter point "To whom were they sold to?" To be upfront the original argument was around the conjectured reasoning behind Apples move from SF to SJ, so lets stick with that ok.. Enjoy California.

          Yeah, like SIXTEEN TIMES longer than the 6 months you originally claimed. ;-)

          They sold a bunch to some Universities. I think Virginia Tech even made a supercomputer out of a roomful of them [vt.edu].

          Beyond that, they had some success with some Rendering Farms for a couple of movie-industry companies. Can't remember any names off hand. But they couldn't compete head to head with Linux in that market due to cost considerations.

          Unfortunately, they never got serious traction in business, mostly due to price; but t

  • did they really mean that?
  • outside the US (Score:2, Interesting)

    by fermion ( 181285 )
    Are people actually going to risk being detained at the airport for hours or being put in jail just to attend an Apple Conference. This is not snark. I am really interested if these kind of things held in the US are still viable. I expect to see more North American international conferences held in Canada. I know that most people attending the conference will be light skinned, but still...
    • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

      Are people actually going to risk being detained at the airport for hours or being put in jail just to attend an Apple Conference. This is not snark. I am really interested if these kind of things held in the US are still viable. I expect to see more North American international conferences held in Canada. I know that most people attending the conference will be light skinned, but still...

      Here's the problem. These big events are planned out at least a year or more in advance. You can't just go up and book a

    • by slew ( 2918 )

      Are people actually going to risk being detained at the airport for hours or being put in jail just to attend an Apple Conference. This is not snark. I am really interested if these kind of things held in the US are still viable. I expect to see more North American international conferences held in Canada. I know that most people attending the conference will be light skinned, but still...

      Given the number of H1b's in the US that come from countries that would need visa's to enter Canada (e.g., India, China) for a conference, I expect that very few North American international tech conference that expect a large number of US attendees will attempt to hold them in Canada...

  • ...be sure to see the infamous "Pile of Statues" AKA "Dookie in the Park": http://www.urbandictionary.com... [urbandictionary.com]

    I would try to recommend a bar or club but the city council tends to shut them all down, or their landlords jack the rent and price them out. On the other hand, drive 15 minutes over to Campbell, CA and go to "The Garret" for the best damn pizza on Earth: http://thegarretrestaurant.com... [thegarretrestaurant.com]

    Oh, and Winchester Mystery House is in San Jose in case you weren't aware: http://www.winchestermysteryho... [winchester...yhouse.com]

    • *Statue (singular)

      Damn lack of an edit button.

    • Go a bit further south of Campbell and you are in Los Gatos. That is Woz's back yard. Would not be surprised if Woz throws some sort of party at his place for select developers. It may even be a "surprise bus" where Apple takes a short list, tells them to get in the bus and they'll find their way at Woz's house up in the Los Gatos hills.
  • I went to WWDC once. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    The best part about it was meeting other developers and partying with them afterwards.

    Everything else was kinda meh. The keynote was sorta awkward and filled with self-congratulatory cruft. Without Steve Jobs, there was no magic to the presentation and it was all kinda lame. I got to see some new hardware before it was released, but the demonstrations were so tightly controlled that they might as well have been showing us a device playing back some pre-recorded movie, and most of the questions that were ask

  • of 5 things Apple claims are obsolete but everybody still uses. Also, they will show the dongles to get those features back.

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