Apple Offering 150 Free WWDC Tickets to Student Developers

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    Apple announced its 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this morning, with plans to put tickets up for sale tomorrow at 10am.

    Tickets for WWDC can be hard to come by and sold out within two hours last year, but current students might be able to attend the conference through a WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship.

    Apple has set aside 150 scholarships for full or part-time students aged 13 years or older. Students must be current members of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer University Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program.

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    To win a scholarship, students must submit an application and create an app that demonstrates both creativity and strong coding abilities.
    Scholarship applications must be submitted by Thursday, May 2, 2013 and will be judged on technical accomplishment, creativity, essay questions, and technical/work experience.

    WWDC 2013 is set to take place from June 10-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 25 at 10 a.m. PDT for $1599 each.

    Article Link: Apple Offering 150 Free WWDC Tickets to Student Developers
     
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    apple should do something like Google's Summer of Code
     
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    Seems like a good event to experience for young developers. Who knows what kind of innovation will come from one of those youngsters...
     
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    I think this is a great idea. Would be fun to be 13 again :D
     
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    Good

    twenty-something & younger guys are imaginative, Apple knows that I'm guessing.
     
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    Great way to get some young thinkers into the dev community.
     
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    May 2nd!

    Nuts I gotta work on something fast! (Undergraduate counts, right?)
     
  9. CodeJingle, Apr 24, 2013
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    This is so awesome. Brilliant teens need their shot at glory even with broke parents. Broke college students too. I'm looking forward to their feedback after attending WWDC.
     
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    Free product placement for TweetBot. Although I guess you wouldn't recognize it unless you already knew what it was.
     
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    There is no age requirement. You qualify to apply even if you are post-grad going for your Masters or Doctorate.

     
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    Me want. I didn't read the comments, just jumped immediately. What are the qualifications?

    NM, read it. Hmmm, tempting. :)
     
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    I can't for the life of me understand why the money grabbing b@@@@@@s charge an extortionate entry fee to start with
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Because its a conference mainly for developers and tech analysts. Its not open to the public and isn't intended to be publicly available. Apple set up tons of booths for developers to get help and tips with their coding and apps.
     
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    It sold out in 2 hours last year which means they don't have enough space for all the developers who want to come.

    And if it were free there would be a ton of Yahoos like you and me wandering in from off the street which would keep even MORE developers out. It's clearly a smart idea to prevent that.
     
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    The price is pretty low for a professional conference. Maybe you were thinking this was some sort of fan festival.
     
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    Maybe one of these 13-year-olds can fix the missing album artwork on iDevices bug since Apple's paid staff devs obviously can't :mad:
     
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    I attended the Tableau customer conference last year in San Diego and I believe it was around $2500.
     
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    I fully understand its intended for devs and journalists, that doesn't mean they have to charge that much, by all means only allocate tickets to devs, just on a first come first served, pretty much as it is now without the extortionate charge
     
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    (Shrugs shoulders.)

    It really isn't that pricey all things considered.

    Getting there and back (plus food and hotel) will be nearly as much for some.

    I had a small two day trip to a veterinary conference for a photoshoot just the other day and it was 2k without even trying. (Hell, I used a coupon for the buffet! LOL)
     
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    Where? All I see is an iPod Touch with people sitting at a computer :confused:
     
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    It's distorted behind the iPod Touch.

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    This is for serious developers and there is only so much space (sold out in 2 hours last year). Can you imagine how fast it would fill up if it was cheap??
     
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    Ahh I see it now, well spotted!
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    Have you ever been or planned a large conference before? For a well run one of this size, the costs are enormous, from cost of facilities, training, documentation, logistics, planning to name a few--all that costs money.
     

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