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After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

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Developers lined up around the block to gain entry into the Bash, where local restaurants offered a range of small plate food ranging from Indian curry to Mexican mole.

The first beer to run out of stock was San Francisco's own Anchor Steam (although if you knew which drink stand to visit, you could continue finding Anchors all night).

WWDC 2014 Bash


Apple's Craig Federighi (above) took the stage to introduce English rock band Bastille, but as the company's senior vice president of Software Engineering covering both OS X and iOS development, Federighi ended up getting some rock star treatment of his own.

As Bastille took the stage, Federighi appeared at the back corner of the event where a growing line of developers waited for an opportunity to say hi and snap a photo with the lead architect of Apple's software.

WWDC 2014 Bash


As the line grew, Federighi looked up and observed "well, that's quite a line," but spending some time taking photos with fans didn't dent his smile (or his famously big hair), even as the line began stretching down the plaza.

WWDC 2014 Bash

WWDC 2014 Bash


Meanwhile the other rock stars, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and drummer Chris Wood (wearing a WWDC 2014 jacket, visible from the backstage area below) played a series of their own hits (including "Pompeii," which played before the Keynote and throughout the conference as part of Apple's WWDC playlist) and a few comical covers, including a rendition of TLC's "No Scrubs."

WWDC 2014 Bash

WWDC 2014 Bash




Previous WWDC Bash music acts in recent years have included Vampire Weekend, Neon Trees, Michael Franti and Spearhead and OK Go, who also played in WWDC conference jackets back in 2010.
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I remember when Craig was taking over for all software and people had their doubts about his ability to lead in the right direction. I think he's done an excellent job at doing what he was appointed to do. He's a great presenter and has fun on stage. Judging from the line of people waiting to see him, I think others seem to like him very well too.

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As the line grew, Federighi looked up and observed "well, that's quite a line," but spending some time taking photos with fans didn't dent his smile (or his famously big hair), even as the line began stretching down the plaza.
 
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Craig is the new Star!  Wow!  My respect and liking for him increased after this WWDC. 

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I remember when Craig was taking over for all software and people had their doubts about his ability to lead in the right direction. I think he's done an excellent job at doing what he was appointed to do. He's a great presenter and has fun on stage. Judging from the line of people waiting to see him, I think others seem to like him very well too.

So now he is doing the jobs of Scott Forstall and Bertrand Serlet. Not so bad.  Really he is Superman. :)

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No idea who, but it will likely be a cover band ;)

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Jony Ive was there too. And now we know....the guy does know how to crack a smile. 1biggrin.gif

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Craig is the new Star!  Wow!  My respect and liking for him increased after this WWDC. 
Yep. Craig is awesome. 1smile.gif
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Federighi is the real rock star!


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Jony Ive was there too. And now we know....the guy does know how to crack a smile. 1biggrin.gif
 


Jony Ive happens to go to the same gym that I do in downtown SF.  I've bumped into him numerous times, sometimes literally as we're trying to get to wherever we're wanting to go in there.  He is a genuinely nice guy, and incredibly polite.  He is a little quiet, but only because (I think) he wants to keep a low-profile and not be a fan-magnet.  Just an everyday normal guy. :)

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Craig is kicking some azz!!!! Way to go my man.

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Jony Ive happens to go to the same gym that I do in downtown SF.  I've bumped into him numerous times, sometimes literally as we're trying to get to wherever we're wanting to go in there.  He is a genuinely nice guy, and incredibly polite.  He is a little quiet, but only because (I think) he wants to keep a low-profile and not be a fan-magnet.  Just an everyday normal guy. :)

 

Seems odd that he would use a public gym for his workout, but then again I don't know him.

 

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I remember when Craig was taking over for all software and people had their doubts about his ability to lead in the right direction. I think he's done an excellent job at doing what he was appointed to do. He's a great presenter and has fun on stage. Judging from the line of people waiting to see him, I think others seem to like him very well too.

 

It's funny what people remember because I seem to recall many people who thought Craig would be an excellent candidate for next in line if Tim ever stepped down.

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Heard just a bit of the music while commuting back home last night.

So near yet so far.

 

BTW I went to AltConf just one day.  It was across the street from Moscone West, so I saw plenty of WWDC attendees.  Saw a few '11' jackets, a few '12' jackets, quite a few '14' jackets.  But no '13' jackets.  Superstition maybe?

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Milli Vanilli

 

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Milli Vanilli

 

;)

 

And a dozen Elvis impersonators.

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Seems odd that he would use a public gym for his workout, but then again I don't know him.

 

Equinox?


It's not a "public" gym per se, and it definitely is much more expensive to be a member there than "24 Hour Fitness".  The membership dues alone is enough to keep the regular public out of there.  I don't see him there too often, maybe once a month but I think it's more to do with our erratic work hours than anything else.

No, it's not the Equinox.  Unless he makes it public, Out of respect for the guy, I'll keep the name and location private. :)

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Maybe Active/Club One? They're a high-end SF-based sports club that operates in-house gyms for corporate clients.

 

There might be an arrangement to use their outside ("public") facilities; some might take advantage of this if they'd rather work out at a facility closer to where they live, rather than drive to the gym on the Apple campus.

 

Not that it really matters to the public which gym he works out at.

 

A lot of larger corporations have negotiated discounted memberships with premium gym chains anyhow.


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It's not a "public" gym per se, and it definitely is much more expensive to be a member there than "24 Hour Fitness".  The membership dues alone is enough to keep the regular public out of there.  I don't see him there too often, maybe once a month but I think it's more to do with our erratic work hours than anything else.

No, it's not the Equinox.  Unless he makes it public, Out of respect for the guy, I'll keep the name and location private. :)

Very good of you. 

 

I also agree with all the praise for Craig Federighi. He did an excellent job. Made it very enjoyable. He gave new meaning to the phrase, "having the audience eating out of his hand!" :)

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I wish I lived in Cali. I would have drove out to see this and meet Craig. He has definitely become the (developer) face of Apple.
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Wait, did drblank approve this band? They sing about "Bad Blood".

*this will never get old.
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CF impressed me last year and raised the bar this year. I am starting to think Apple would be in great hands software-wise with him at the helm.

 

The supply chain has me nervous though. Once Tim Cook leaves Apple, a supply chain genius will be lost. Yes, I know Tim is probably training people to do his job, but how many people can step into his shoes to become CEO of Apple and continue to manage the supply chain and continue to produce astronomical earnings (and profits) the way Tim has? Tim is doing something Steve Jobs MOST DEFINITELY could not do!

 

I know I started with this response about Craig and finished with Tim, but I think it is time to give praise where praise is due... Way to go,Tim!  Way to go!!!!!!!!!

 

And, Craig, please keep up the awesome work! iOS and OS X are getting better and better and better with you at the helm!! Thank you!!!

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Maybe Active/Club One? They're a high-end SF-based sports club that operates in-house gyms for corporate clients.

There might be an arrangement to use their outside ("public") facilities; some might take advantage of this if they'd rather work out at a facility closer to where they live, rather than drive to the gym on the Apple campus.

Not that it really matters to the public which gym he works out at.

A lot of larger corporations have negotiated discounted memberships with premium gym chains anyhow.
Could be Sports Club/LA.
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Hey let's not knock Elvis impersonators. At the very least those guys have some fun while fooling no body.
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Maybe Active/Club One? They're a high-end SF-based sports club that operates in-house gyms for corporate clients.

There might be an arrangement to use their outside ("public") facilities; some might take advantage of this if they'd rather work out at a facility closer to where they live, rather than drive to the gym on the Apple campus.

Not that it really matters to the public which gym he works out at.

A lot of larger corporations have negotiated discounted memberships with premium gym chains anyhow.

Didn't Jony Ive just buy a $17 million house? I would imagine it has an elaborate home gym (and a theater, bowling alley, shark tank, etc...)

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Federighi is the real rock star!

Yes he is.

Cook Lovine Que and Dre all pale in comparison. 

 
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Wait, did drblank approve this band? They sing about "Bad Blood".

*this will never get old.

No, but he would no doubt tell us that "not everyone at Apple is happy with this choice of band" and that the next executive to quit will be because of it. The band also reflects poorly on Tim Cook's performance as CEO. And Steve would never choose this band.

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Wait, did drblank approve this band? They sing about "Bad Blood".

*this will never get old.
Haha awesome.

One of the many great things about Craig during the keynote was the call to the non-Dr. Blank-approved Dr. Dre with Craig being an admitted geek-type while still talking to this hip-hip exec without missing a beat (although I did see Craig slightly fumbling with what looked like a script for the call). It just put a big smile on my face that Apple looks to be in great hands.
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CF impressed me last year and raised the bar this year. I am starting to think Apple would be in great hands software-wise with him at the helm.

 

The supply chain has me nervous though. Once Tim Cook leaves Apple, a supply chain genius will be lost. Yes, I know Tim is probably training people to do his job, but how many people can step into his shoes to become CEO of Apple and continue to manage the supply chain and continue to produce astronomical earnings (and profits) the way Tim has? Tim is doing something Steve Jobs MOST DEFINITELY could not do!

 

I know I started with this response about Craig and finished with Tim, but I think it is time to give praise where praise is due... Way to go,Tim!  Way to go!!!!!!!!!

 

And, Craig, please keep up the awesome work! iOS and OS X are getting better and better and better with you at the helm!! Thank you!!!

 

Amen. Cook dies not get enough credit. The guy is obviously a workaholic, ultra-passionate about Apple and his job, and seems to be the best possible leader Apple could have at thhis point in time. Unfortunately, anything positive from his leadership is attributed to "coasting after Jobs" and anything negative perceived at Apple, he takes personal blame for. I think to any objective, informed observer, he's done an absolutely incredible job. And I think we'll have even more evidence of that this fall. 

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That Gangnam style bloke...

 

...what was his name again?

 

One

 

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Jony Ive happens to go to the same gym that I do in downtown SF.  I've bumped into him numerous times, sometimes literally as we're trying to get to wherever we're wanting to go in there.  He is a genuinely nice guy, and incredibly polite.  He is a little quiet, but only because (I think) he wants to keep a low-profile and not be a fan-magnet.  Just an everyday normal guy. :)

...with a Bentley.

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One hit wonder.

 

I dunno; the pistachio ad was…

 

I can’t finish that sentence with a straight face.

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...with a Bentley.
The CEO of my company drives a Bentley. I did a double take driving through the company parking garage one day when I saw it. Definitely stands out in a place when the next most expensive car you might see is a Mercedes.
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That Gangnam style bloke...

...what was his name again?

One

hit

wonder.

I don't remember the name, but that was so two-three years ago. I could look it up but I don't wanna summon the neurons. 1wink.gif

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It's not a "public" gym per se, and it definitely is much more expensive to be a member there than "24 Hour Fitness".  The membership dues alone is enough to keep the regular public out of there.  I don't see him there too often, maybe once a month but I think it's more to do with our erratic work hours than anything else.

No, it's not the Equinox.  Unless he makes it public, Out of respect for the guy, I'll keep the name and location private. :)

Very good of you. 

 

I also agree with all the praise for Craig Federighi. He did an excellent job. Made it very enjoyable. He gave new meaning to the phrase, "having the audience eating out of his hand!" :)

 

Before I focused on the end of the sentence, I thought you had written, "having the audience eating out of his hair!" 😃

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Wait, did drblank approve this band? They sing about "Bad Blood".

*this will never get old.

 

There's a joke to be made about bad blood, Yosemite, rocks and getting blood from a stone.

 

I look forward to reading it.

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CF impressed me last year and raised the bar this year. I am starting to think Apple would be in great hands software-wise with him at the helm.

 

The supply chain has me nervous though. Once Tim Cook leaves Apple, a supply chain genius will be lost. Yes, I know Tim is probably training people to do his job, but how many people can step into his shoes to become CEO of Apple and continue to manage the supply chain and continue to produce astronomical earnings (and profits) the way Tim has? Tim is doing something Steve Jobs MOST DEFINITELY could not do!

 

I know I started with this response about Craig and finished with Tim, but I think it is time to give praise where praise is due... Way to go,Tim!  Way to go!!!!!!!!!

 

And, Craig, please keep up the awesome work! iOS and OS X are getting better and better and better with you at the helm!! Thank you!!!

 

How many people can step into his shoes? One. Have faith. But I enjoyed your post!

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Federighi is the real rock star!

Yes he is.

Cook Lovine Que and Dre all pale in comparison. 

Que - che?

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Que - che?

Cue?

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