Apple TV-focused Tech Talks going on world tour from December to February

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited November 2015
Experts from Apple will cross the globe in the coming months to help developers make better apps for the new Apple TV and its tvOS App Store, with 11 total Tech Talks scheduled for a two-month span.




The Apple TV Tech Talks will kick off in Toronto on Dec. 7, Apple announced on its developer site on Tuesday. From there, stops will span across the U.S. and Europe, before concluding with lectures in Tokyo and Sydney.

"Get in-depth technical information on building and designing for tvOS, learn refined coding techniques, and obtain valuable development instruction from Apple experts," the company said.

Attendees must register by Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time for an opportunity to attend a local Tech Talk. The talks begin at 8 a.m. local time with registration, and go on to include morning and afternoon sessions, followed by a 5 p.m. reception.

And though Apple is traveling the world for these presentations, they will be delivered in English. Attendees are warned not to make any audio or video recordings of the Tech Talks.

Attendees 18 years of age or older must provide a government-issued photo identification before obtaining a badge for admittance. And attendees aged 13 to 17 must provide a passport or a current school ID.

The full list of stops for the Apple TV Tech talks are:
  • Toronto - Dec. 7, 2015
  • Los Angeles - Dec. 10, 2015
  • Austin - Dec. 14, 2015
  • Seattle - Dec. 16, 2015
  • Cupertino - Dec. 17, 2015
  • Cupertino - Dec. 18, 2015
  • Berlin - Jan. 8, 2016
  • London - Jan. 11, 2016
  • New York - Jan. 12, 2016
  • Tokyo - Jan. 21, 2016
  • Sydney - Feb. 3, 2016

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    That's an excellent idea. Evangelize the platform and expose its features to the world.

    A sign that AppleTV is really in its infancy at this time.
  • Reply 2 of 7

    This is a great demonstration of commitment by Apple HQ -- a sign that Apple TV has graduated from "hobby" status to a serious platform with strong potential to become a 1st-class member of the Apple ecosystem.

     

    Given these sessions and the inevitable WWDC in June, I'm expecting there will be a strong new wave of games for Apple TV in the second half of 2016, driving additional growth of the Apple TV platform in next year's Christmas season.

  • Reply 3 of 7
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    Wonderful idea!!
  • Reply 4 of 7
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,716member
    Remote app?

    Bluetooth keyboard input?

    Keychain/1Password support?

    Single sign on for cable TV providers?
  • Reply 5 of 7
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    Originally Posted by John.B View Post



    Remote app?



    Bluetooth keyboard input?



    Keychain/1Password support?



    Single sign on for cable TV providers?



    What does any of that have to do with Tech Talks? 

     

    Just because there is a thread on TV OS, doesn't mean we need to wheel out the laundry list of complaints we have. You think that just because Apple is having these talks, they don't have time to address those issues you listed?

  • Reply 6 of 7
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,716member
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    Originally Posted by BestKeptSecret View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by John.B View Post



    Remote app?



    Bluetooth keyboard input?



    Keychain/1Password support?



    Single sign on for cable TV providers?



    What does any of that have to do with Tech Talks? 

     

    Just because there is a thread on TV OS, doesn't mean we need to wheel out the laundry list of complaints we have. You think that just because Apple is having these talks, they don't have time to address those issues you listed?


     

    Because Apple should get their own house in order before doing a tvOS world tour to disseminate "technical information on building and designing for tvOS"?  Including features that developers should ideally have access to?

  • Reply 7 of 7

    I'm hoping these Tech Talks will become available on the Apple Developer site as streamable videos.

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