Wwdc 2002

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WWDC 2002 (May 6-10) sessions schedule is available... WWDC has traditionally been the conference where details of Apple's OS plans have emerged:

Join thousands of developers in San Jose May 6-10 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference where you'll learn about the future of Mac OS X, Apple's UNIX-based operating system. Immerse yourself in Apple technologies during this information-packed, five day event. Discuss issues, share ideas, and solve problems with Apple engineers and your peers in a casual atmosphere.
 

Beej

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I am sure I read somewhere that he would be speaking. I read it on Apple's site, I think. It was definitely not a rumors site.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by Beej
I am sure I read somewhere that he would be speaking. I read it on Apple's site, I think.
You think? I checked the site earlier and there was no mention of him. There is a slot open on the schedule on the first day, The WWDC Opening Session, at 10AM. This would be the time, but there aren't any links from this, as in the other scheduled events. We'll have to wait until its officially announced who's presenting, lets just hope its Jobs. If it is Jobs, everybody is going to expect all sorts of things, especially items that didn't show up in MWTokyo....

http://developer.apple.com/wwdc2002/monday.html#top
 

afonso

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need help

hey guys, i need advice...

i won a student scholarship by apple to attend wwdc this year in may...

now...

i have my last exam, from my MSc in Computer Science degree that i'm taking in London exactly in the middle of the wwdc week...

what should i do?

i am currently more inclined to skip the exam and go to the conference, as that would be a dream come true... now what would be the wisest thing to do?

in terms of my future career (want to become a full time mac developer) what would be most important?

if i don't do the exam i will probably not get a distinction on my masters degree...

but i still think it would be much more important to go to the conference and learn tons about cocoa and mac development... my final msc project will be developing a full macos x gui application (prolog related if anyone interested) and i'm kind of divided in what to do...


sorry for being off-topic, but i love these forums and any advice i can get would be great :)

thanks!
afonso
 

CyberZorn

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Re: need help

Originally posted by afonso
hey guys, i need advice...
I would talk to your professor .. they may allow you to take the final early so you can go.

I'll be there .. and am going to miss a week of class to do it, told most of my professors but not all yet ;)

Mike
 

dualburn001

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Re: need help

Originally posted by afonso
hey guys, i need advice...

i won a student scholarship by apple to attend wwdc this year in may...

now...

i have my last exam, from my MSc in Computer Science degree that i'm taking in London exactly in the middle of the wwdc week...

what should i do?

i am currently more inclined to skip the exam and go to the conference, as that would be a dream come true... now what would be the wisest thing to do?

in terms of my future career (want to become a full time mac developer) what would be most important?

if i don't do the exam i will probably not get a distinction on my masters degree...

but i still think it would be much more important to go to the conference and learn tons about cocoa and mac development... my final msc project will be developing a full macos x gui application (prolog related if anyone interested) and i'm kind of divided in what to do...


sorry for being off-topic, but i love these forums and any advice i can get would be great :)

thanks!
afonso
go take the exam

their's always mwny
 

Mr. Anderson

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Re: need help

Originally posted by afonso
hey guys, i need advice...

i won a student scholarship by apple to attend wwdc this year in may...

now...

i have my last exam, from my MSc in Computer Science degree that i'm taking in London exactly in the middle of the wwdc week...

what should i do?
Take the exam, there will always be another trade show to go to. But talk to your professor first, mention that it is a scholarship, and he might make an exception, you've got nothing to loose.

And if he won't let you take it early, well, see if you can sell the thing, pay for a new Mac or something.

Good luck!
 

CyberZorn

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Re: Re: need help

Originally posted by dualburn001
go take the exam
their's always mwny
yeah but MWNY is nothing like WWDC .. if you are going just for the keynote maybe but WWDC is all about sessions to learn Apple Technologies.

I say again, talk with your school to see if you can go.
 

3rdpath

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talk to your prof.

i've found that almost anything can be rescheduled if you talk to your professor first.

just take the time to 'build your case" in your head first. hey, he should be flattered that one of his students has earned this distinction from apple. after all he did teach you so much...a little flatterey goes a long way-and it might even be true!

if he won't budge on the exam then its a tough decision....which carries more weight-the apple award or the honors on your masters? and who will you meet from apple during your trip-will they let you schedule lunches or is a company rep going to escort you to any activities? facetime goes a lot further than a resume if you're planning on working for apple.

in my post college experience i've found that anything written on your resume doesn't influence your career path as much as relationships.

so i say " GO DO IT " and enjoy!
 

afonso

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well..

first of all, thank you for all the answers...

i've been trying to talk with all the most important professors in my department and actually the professor for this exam (java concurrency) is actually the director of the computer science department...

i'm gonna meet up with them personally to discuss this. but they're british, so you know how that works. they already sent me an email saying that it was my full responsability and that if everything went wrong the retakes would only be in a year's time...

i really think it would be extremely important to attend the conference as this would be a huge source of knowledge for my future work, and as well an enormous source for contacts among Mac-related companies in the world...

It's a really tough decision, as I don't have any idea on how the market is or will be in a few months time, especially on the MacOS development field.

Any more ideas? Anyone has gone there already? I'm not afraid of risking losing the whole MSc degree, as I'm a good student and there's no risk of failing the overall average for the exams. It's really only a matter of achieving overal Distinction or not.

Why is life so tough? ;) Also, I need to convince my parents skipping an exam would be a better idea... hehehe

Thanks again! Cheers,
Afonso