Apple has announced that the 2015 edition of its Worldwide Developers Conference will be June 8-12 in San Francisco. Developers can enter a lottery to be selected to purchase a $1599 ticket. Not the option to purchase it—if you win the lottery, your credit card will be charged.
WWDC isn’t just a developer event. (In fact, developers who don’t fly to San Francisco and pay $1599 to sit in crowded sessions can watch all the sessions on the Internet almost immediately afterward.) WWDC has become, especially with the evaporation of Macworld Expo, the place for the Apple developer and media community to get together once a year. People come for the week and don’t even buy a ticket, just focusing on the social aspects of the event.
It’s a lot of fun, but also a bit strange. I’ve been going to WWDC since the 90s (when it was held in San Jose, not San Francisco), and has it changed! In any event, I’m hoping there will be at least one meet-up for Relay FM and Six Colors type people, so if you’re coming to San Francisco the second week in June, I hope to see you!