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WWDC! 🎉

It's a really early announcement of the dates this year, undoubtedly prompted by the news that WWDC 2017 will not be hosted in San Francisco! Instead, it's heading inland and back to the original conference venue of the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose where it started in the late 80s.

The San Jose venue is very close to Cupertino and even closer to the new Apple campus, which is nearing completion. Maybe by June, that'll all be finished and the Thursday night bash might be hosted in the middle of the spaceship? 🚀 That's wishful thinking, but the timescales would seem to fit nicely.

The new convention venue is a little larger than Moscone West but not so much bigger that it's going to change the feel of the conference, in fact it may even end up being the exact same number of attendees as no announcements have been made on that front. What will make a difference though is the change of surroundings for all of the other WWDC related events. AltConf have already started making plans to move and of course all the parties will also move but the feel of San Jose is very different to SOMA!

Tickets will be a lottery distribution again, which has worked well the last few years and will go on sale at the end of March so make sure you have your credit cards ready!

Dave Verwer

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