If you’re going, to San Francisco …
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference starts tomorrow. (If you don’t know what that is you’ll likely not want to read this blog posts.) A lot a people is going. I’m not one of them. I didn’t even try to get a ticket because Apple development is just an area of interest for me, it’s not by any means my job, so it’s way to expensive for me. If you’re reading this you’re likely not going either. If you are going and you’re reading this right around the time I publish it you should likely stop reading and start packing your bags.
Anyway, this post is for those of us who is not going. I just want to share a couple of, presumably. great ways for those of us who’s not there to get the best information in the most entertaining way.
The WWDC keynote is going to be covered absolutely everywhere since it’s partly a press event and since no NDA is applied. It will likely be available as a video download shortly after being given (usually around Tuesday morning here in Sweden). Still, most of us likely want to get the information as fast as possible.
There will likely be all kinds of live blogs and those live blogs will likely be completely flooded with traffic and down about four seconds into the keynote. The best and most reliable source of information for me will be, and has been for the last couple of years, MacWorld’s twitter account @macworld. The guys at MacWorld will be live-tweeting and their coverage is usually very good.
For personal preference and amusement I’m also following Marco Arment (@marcoarment) and John Siracusa (@siracusa).
The rest of the week
Everything after the keynote will be covered by the NDA so the participants will actually not be able to talk much about the various sessions, but I’m still planning to keep myself up to date by following a few people that will be there. After all, they can talk about everything in the keynote and a lot of stuff from it will be more or less important as the week progresses.
I’ve already mentioned Marco Arment and John Siracusa. I’ll also start following John Gruber (@gruber) and keep an extra eye on his blog, Daring Fireball.
These guys will also do there respective podcasts in a special WWDC format during the week. On tuesday both Build and Analyze and The (new) Talk Show will be broadcast and on Friday we’ll have Hypercritical.
An Apple TV SDK?
One of the many rumored announcements for the week is a developer platform for the Apple TV, with an SDK, App Store etc. Should this become true, you should definitely follow Tobias Hieta (@tobiashieta) on twitter. He is part of the Plex developer team and the man behind the current version of Plex for jailbroken Apple TVs.
I don’t have any predictions for this years WWDC, but I do have one wish. Please, Apple, give us a new Mac Pro! That would silence a lot of the talk about how Apple is abandoning the pro market.