Now we’re firmly settled into what a WWDC at Apple Park looks like, is that the format we’ll see for the next ten years?

It’s possible, but something caught my attention this week that indicates that Apple isn’t quite done with making changes to the conference yet. They are hosting a set of in-person session video watch events at their offices around the world.

The events start this Monday, and unfortunately, that means that registration is already closed for London, which is the first location on the schedule. Registration is still open for Paris on the 26th, Berlin on the 27th, and Istanbul, Mexico City, São Paolo, Seoul, Miami, Tokyo, Shanghai, Warsaw, Bengaluru, Madrid, Toronto, and Montreal after that, though! I expect these events to fill up fast so I’d recommend booking a place as soon as you can.

The full in-person conference in California that ran until 2019 was always amazing. But even before the pandemic forced a change, people had been asking Apple not to focus entirely on West Coast America for quite a while. That location excludes so many Apple-platform developers for all sorts of reasons. Yes, there have been various in-person Tech Talks over the years that were always well distributed around the world (including ones that happened after the format change). However, they were not held annually and didn’t feel a part of the conference. I hope those events continue independently of these WWDC events, too!

Anyway, I wanted to get the word out about these events as I hadn’t seen them widely publicised and if we want Apple to do more worldwide events, we had better all sign up to attend these!

Dave Verwer  



Business and Marketing

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