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Developers Can Apply for Tickets Now & Millions Worldwide Can Watch Sessions Streamed Live
Apple today announced that it will hold its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 13 through 17 in San Francisco.
MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring ourÃ‚Â developer community together,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Philip Schiller, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding inÃ‚Â Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for everyone to join us Ã¢â‚¬â€ in San Francisco or through the live stream.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be issued to attendees throughÃ‚Â a random selection process, and developers will be notified on the status of their application by Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
For the second consecutive year, there will be up toÃ‚Â 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organization members from around the world an opportunity to earn a ticket to meet and collaborate with some of the mostÃ‚Â talented developers of AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ever-growing app ecosystem (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/).
Additionally, this year, Apple will provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarshipÃ‚Â recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.
WWDC 2016 activities include:
over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques andÃ‚Â guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps;
access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an appÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s functionality, performance, quality and design;
the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world Ã¢â‚¬â€ last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented;
a series of get-togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with trailblazers and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
the Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhoneÃ‚Â®, iPadÃ‚Â®, Apple WatchÃ‚Â®, Apple TVÃ‚Â® and MacÃ‚Â® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be streamed live throughout the week via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/live/) and through the WWDC app, givingÃ‚Â developers around the world access to the weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s news and events.