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AltWWDC Offers Free Alternative for Developers Without WWDC Tickets

For developers and prospective WWDC attendees who did not manage to secure a ticket during the two minutes they were on sale, there is an alternate event happening in San Francisco right near the Moscone Center.

AltWWDC is a free and open event that is designed to allow developers to meet and mingle. It features five days of talks from a range of well known developers like Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software and NetNewsWire creator Brent Simmons.

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The alternate conference takes place at the same time as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, from June 10 to June 14. It is located at the SF State Downtown Campus, which is a block away from Moscone.

Along with speakers, AltWWDC will offer a keynote breakfast where live WWDC feeds will be displayed and lunch will be provided each day. A co-working space with WiFi and coffee will also be available.

Tickets for AltWWDC are free and can be obtained from the website.

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16 months ago
It's like a jailbroken WWDC!

I do really like the idea and think this a great thing for people who really wanted to go to WWDC
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago
This sounds like a great idea, not only for developers who couldn't get tickets but for the event in general. With free admission, it could help draw a huge attendance.
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago
Will everyone there be bitter? lol
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago
Sounds better than the real WWDC!
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

How do they expect to make any money?!?!


Probably going to have a bake sale. :eek:
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

I wonder who pays for this. Conventions are NOT cheap!


http://altwwdc.com/sponsors/
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Some of you people choose really weird things to be angry about.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
And if you don't like free: for only $1299 you could try CocoaConf Alt (http://cocoaconf.com/alt), also nearby WWDC.

I wonder how things will work out with 3 adjacent conferences?
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
This is a really awesome idea!

Yes it's hard to beat an Apple hosted event, but still, if you couldn't make it to WWDC this sounds like an exciting alternative. :)
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
This is certainly a good idea. But WWDC would be showing new stuff and developers would be able to try it themselves. Attendees at ALTWWDC would probably discuss just about the current stuff and just watch the presentations at WWDC to see the new stuff.
Rating: 1 Votes

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