Hello from WWDC!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well, I arrived in San Jose this afternoon at 2:00 pm (local). I'm at the convention center now, and picked up my conference badge and stuff. They're already got the AirPort network setup, so here I am!



I got the promised free "CD" of InstallAnywhere in my bag. Except, the CD isn't made of plastic, it's made of...





CHOCOLATE!!!





I heard someone joke that it was a new flavour of Cocoa. We get the serial number and instructions on how to actually get the software along with it. Unfortunately, I left my digital camera at home so I can't show you guys. Sorry!



Other little tidbits:
  • the "to be announced" sessions don't appear to be anything too special. My detailed session brochure just lists the usual sessions in them.

    they're not giving out sweatshirts in the bag this year! (although we still get a new t-shirt)

    the bag this year is different from 2000, and 2001. It doesn't have the "backpack" straps anymore, and isn't quite as flashy (ie: no coloured text)

I'm off to find some food. I'll drop by the messageboard again tomorrow.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 17
  • Reply 2 of 17
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    How much does it cost for a college student to go to WWDC?

    Do they get free stuff too?!

    Do they have to be a CS major?
  • Reply 3 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by Paul:

    <strong>How much does it cost for a college student to go to WWDC?

    Do they get free stuff too?!

    Do they have to be a CS major?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm not sure, but I know my school gives out scholarships to go.... They always go to CS students, of course, but I doubt you have to be a CS major to attend



    Look at teh Apple website. Regular prices are $$$$$ -- I believe everyone who goes gets what is described.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Early registration is about $1200, and there is no direct student discount, but I think registered student developers get a slight discount. It's still in multiples of hundreds of dollars, and it doesn't include accomodations
  • Reply 5 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by Paul:

    <strong>How much does it cost for a college student to go to WWDC?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I applied for, and received the WWDC Student Scholarship, which pays for the conference pass (worth about US$1200 - $1600). This is why I've been able to attend WWDC for the past 2 years (this is my third). However, you still have to pay for accommodations and transportation, though Apple does help you book a room at a discounted rate (ie: they book all the students as one big group from Apple to lower the rates).

    [quote]<strong>Do they get free stuff too?!</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Yes, the student get the same stuff as anyone else attending the conference. The only difference is in stuff that are offered as an incentive to register. For example, Apple offered leather jackets to people who registered by a certain time last year, but the students didn't get that.

    [quote]<strong>Do they have to be a CS major?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    When the ADC Student Program was initially formed, you did need to be a CS or CE major in order to join the program. You have to be an ADC Student Member for apply for the scholarship. However, that restriction has been dropped now, so you only have to be a college/university student.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    jutusjutus Posts: 272member
    WWDC Attendees: Who wants to meet?
  • Reply 7 of 17
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    King Chung Huang could you please give us a blow by blow account of the keynote please? If you manage to get a connection...



    low-fi
  • Reply 8 of 17
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    as I just wrote in the other thread... lets all meet in the AI Chat room



    <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/chat.phtml"; target="_blank">http://www.appleinsider.com/chat.phtml</a>;
  • Reply 9 of 17
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    ...apart from the fact i cannot get the chat java app to work, that is a great idea <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Using IE5 on X - do i need to fiddle with some preferences?



    low-fi
  • Reply 10 of 17
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    there are about 20 people here already. IE takes a while. Wait a minute or two
  • Reply 11 of 17
    maximawoomaximawoo Posts: 20member
    Where are you King Chung Huang?
  • Reply 12 of 17
  • Reply 13 of 17
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    What's on the CD's?!? If Jag is on there, I'll mirror!!!
  • Reply 14 of 17
    owl boyowl boy Posts: 61member
    [quote]Originally posted by torifile:

    <strong>What's on the CD's?!? If Jag is on there, I'll mirror!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ha ha



    -Owl
  • Reply 15 of 17
    Hey guys. I'm here. Sorry I couldn't give you guys any coverage on the keynote. AirPort access is restricted to the non-session rooms (generally).



    [quote]Originally posted by torifile:

    <strong>What's on the CD's?!? If Jag is on there, I'll mirror!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Everyone who attended received a six CD set with Jaguar on it. Very exciting stuff! However, I do take my NDA seriously, so don't ask me to image it for you! Sorry!



    I played with it down at the Mac OS X lab. The zoom function for CloseView is very smooth. And, you can essentially zoom in forever (it'll let you hold onto the zoom in key combo and continually zoom in forever).



    Well, I gotta run. I'll drop by again later.
  • Reply 16 of 17
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    [quote]Originally posted by King Chung Huang:

    <strong>Everyone who attended received a six CD set with Jaguar on it. Very exciting stuff! However, I do take my NDA seriously, so don't ask me to image it for you! Sorry!

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Aw, shucks. I figured you would (at least for now muaaaahaaaa!!!). Fill us in on all the goodies (that your conscience will allow), k?
  • Reply 17 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by torifile:

    <strong>



    Aw, shucks. I figured you would (at least for now muaaaahaaaa!!!). Fill us in on all the goodies (that your conscience will allow), k?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well, it's hard to find time during the conference to tell you guys much (I don't have net access in my hotel room). But, I'll try to clear up the many misconceptions I've read around here (especially regarding Quartz Extreme) when I get back to Calgary on Sunday.
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