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MacRumors
Apr 26, 2013, 12:19 PM
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For developers and prospective WWDC attendees who did not manage to secure a ticket during the two minutes they were on sale (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/25/tickets-for-wwdc-2013-now-on-sale-conference-begins-june-10/), there is an alternate event happening in San Francisco right near the Moscone Center.

AltWWDC (http://altwwdc.com) is a free and open event that is designed to allow developers to meet and mingle. It features five days of talks (http://altwwdc.com/speakers/) from a range of well known developers like Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software (http://www.red-sweater.com) and NetNewsWire (http://netnewswireapp.com) creator Brent Simmons.

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The alternate conference takes place at the same time as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/), from June 10 to June 14. It is located at the SF State Downtown Campus, which is a block away from Moscone.

Along with speakers, AltWWDC will offer a keynote breakfast where live WWDC feeds will be displayed and lunch will be provided each day. A co-working space with WiFi and coffee will also be available.

Tickets for AltWWDC are free and can be obtained from the website (http://altwwdc.com).

Article Link: AltWWDC Offers Free Alternative for Developers Without WWDC Tickets (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/26/altwwdc-offers-free-alternative-for-developers-without-wwdc-tickets/)



jayducharme
Apr 26, 2013, 12:25 PM
This sounds like a great idea, not only for developers who couldn't get tickets but for the event in general. With free admission, it could help draw a huge attendance.

Kilamite
Apr 26, 2013, 12:48 PM
Sounds better than the real WWDC!

street.cory
Apr 26, 2013, 12:48 PM
It's like a jailbroken WWDC!

I do really like the idea and think this a great thing for people who really wanted to go to WWDC

Battlefield Fan
Apr 26, 2013, 12:51 PM
Will everyone there be bitter? lol

guzhogi
Apr 26, 2013, 12:53 PM
I wonder who pays for this. Conventions are NOT cheap!

madsci954
Apr 26, 2013, 01:07 PM
I wonder who pays for this. Conventions are NOT cheap!

http://altwwdc.com/sponsors/

coolfactor
Apr 26, 2013, 01:29 PM
I wonder if they'll get in trouble for using WWDC in the name... surely that's protected by Apple, at least in copyright?

lostngone
Apr 26, 2013, 01:41 PM
How do they expect to make any money?!?!

TheAppleFairy
Apr 26, 2013, 01:48 PM
How do they expect to make any money?!?!

Probably going to have a bake sale. :eek:

Mr.damien
Apr 26, 2013, 01:53 PM
Sounds better than the real WWDC!

Sure, it sucks so much to meet people that created the stuff you are using to develop or to see all the annoucement in live.

Better be with losers that didn't catch a ticket and will tell you nothing more you can read on a blog.

lostngone
Apr 26, 2013, 02:09 PM
Probably going to have a bake sale. :eek:

Had better be a Baked sale....

DaveGee
Apr 26, 2013, 02:14 PM
This is silly on so many levels.... WWDC's draw should be obvious but let's run down just a few major points.

- Get news, developer builds, etc for the latest and greatest IOS AND OSX.

- a longshot MIGHT even include new hardware news.

- get face to face with the brains behind the too numorous to list SDKs & APIs.

- perhaps even get an answer as to why 'some code' isn't working as expected

- learn massive amounts of into in an extremely compressed period of time.

- last but not least... Apple's Bash .... They still do that right?

vartanarsen
Apr 26, 2013, 02:26 PM
I wonder if they'll get in trouble for using WWDC in the name... surely that's protected by Apple, at least in copyright?

Nope... No space between alt and WWDC

rmwebs
Apr 26, 2013, 02:44 PM
I wonder if they'll get in trouble for using WWDC in the name... surely that's protected by Apple, at least in copyright?

They would be pretty dumb to take any legal action. The worst they would ever do (not that they will) is a quiet word with the organisers asking them to change it for next year.

somethingelsefl
Apr 26, 2013, 03:05 PM
This is what MacWorld should have become post-Apple product reveals

teknikal90
Apr 26, 2013, 03:36 PM
lol noobs event

firewood
Apr 26, 2013, 03:39 PM
And if you don't like free: for only $1299 you could try CocoaConf Alt (http://cocoaconf.com/alt), also nearby WWDC.

I wonder how things will work out with 3 adjacent conferences?

LimeiBook86
Apr 26, 2013, 04:16 PM
This is a really awesome idea!

Yes it's hard to beat an Apple hosted event, but still, if you couldn't make it to WWDC this sounds like an exciting alternative. :)

aristotle
Apr 26, 2013, 05:18 PM
Uh, I'm not sure if this is a real event. The address is listed as
"The Art of Shaving - San Francisco Center".

Eugene-DL
Apr 26, 2013, 05:38 PM
This is certainly a good idea. But WWDC would be showing new stuff and developers would be able to try it themselves. Attendees at ALTWWDC would probably discuss just about the current stuff and just watch the presentations at WWDC to see the new stuff.

cclloyd
Apr 26, 2013, 06:02 PM
It's like a jailbroken WWDC!

I do really like the idea and think this a great thing for people who really wanted to go to WWDC

I think WWJC is already over.

ArtOfWarfare
Apr 26, 2013, 06:20 PM
Great idea! If I get one of the 150 student passes to WWDC, I may just stop by at this. I don't think I'd bother figuring out the logistics if I wasn't going to the real WWDC already, though.

Stig McNasty
Apr 26, 2013, 06:22 PM
This could become a brilliant focal point for Apple as a whole, in the same way as the Edinburgh Fringe is what people go to Edinburgh for rather than the actual Edinburgh Festival... Or maybe I'm stretching the analogy a tad too far :) All the same, I like the idea, a lot.

ThunderSkunk
Apr 27, 2013, 10:49 AM
Some of you people choose really weird things to be angry about.