Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Thoughts on WWDC

After WWDC tickets sold out in record time depriving many developers of their chance to meet with Apple engineers in person, there were cries for the system to be fixed, and even calls for WWDC to end.

Casey Liss an articulate response to these ideas:

If 2013 is the last year of WWDC as we know it, I’ll be sad to miss the sessions. I’ll be sad to miss the access to Apple. But I’ll be most sad to miss having the excuse to get together with my friends — my inspiration.

WWDC isn’t just one thing — it isn’t the keynote, the engineering sessions, the access to Apple engineers, or the community. It’s all of these things.

Apple has recognized that the developer community has outgrown WWDC, however, and is bringing the sessions and the engineers on the road:

For those who can’t join us in San Francisco, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content, as we’ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference. We’ll also be hitting the road this fall with Tech Talks in a city near you.

Good news all around. But there’s still a nagging feeling that WWDC needs to be bigger. Moscone is the biggest convention hall in San Francisco, though, so where could they hold it?