Apple Announces 'Tech Talks' Where Developers Can Interface With Apple Experts

Apple today informed developers about a Tech Talks 2021 venture, which will allow developers to connect with Apple experts in more than 100 live online sessions and 1,500 available office hour appointments.

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Apple says that developers can use the sessions to dive into technical content, get answers to questions, and seek one-on-one meetings for guidance. Sessions will be held online from Apple locations around the world in multiple time zones, including Bengaluru, India; Cupertino, California; London; Mexico City; São Paulo; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai; Singapore; Sydney; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Tokyo.

"Every single day, developers around the world are creating incredible apps and games for our platforms, and it's our goal to provide them with every resource we can to help make the hard work they put in that much easier and more impactful," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Our team is looking forward to connecting with even more developers around the world so we can better support the important work of this incredibly valued community, and listen to and learn from them."

Live sessions will provide developers with details on how to integrate the latest technologies into their apps, while 30 minute office hour sessions can be used to make app improvements, design revisions, and bug fixes.

Tech Talks will take place from October 25 to December 17, and developers can register for sessions and submit office hour requests starting today. The first Tech Talks will start on October 25 and new sessions and office hours will be posted every two weeks.

Top Rated Comments

Luke MacWalker Avatar
6 weeks ago

I'd be interested to hear what the Apple experts tasked with providing these talks has to say about it. If I were a developer and they told me I had to start taking calls from random people I'd probably develop a drinking problem, but I'm kind of antisocial that way.

Of course, it's possible that these won't be actual working Apple engineers picking up the phone, in which case I'd have to wonder about the utility of the program at all.
Who do you think do conferences and these kinds of "one-on-one" with developers during WWDC? ?
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sparkinstx Avatar
6 weeks ago
"Interface"? Lol. How about "work with"?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheSynchronizer Avatar
6 weeks ago
I'm creating an AR app for my final year university project. This may very well come in useful :)
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BootsWalking Avatar
6 weeks ago
The ability to get 1:1 time to help with development questions is an awesome idea and a huge help to developers who find themselves stuck or unsure about how to approach a development problem. This is a win-win - developers get the help they need and Apple and their users get better applications.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mockletoy Avatar
6 weeks ago
I'd be interested to hear what the Apple experts tasked with providing these talks has to say about it. If I were a developer and they told me I had to start taking calls from random people I'd probably develop a drinking problem, but I'm kind of antisocial that way.

Of course, it's possible that these won't be actual working Apple engineers picking up the phone, in which case I'd have to wonder about the utility of the program at all.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThE.MeSsEnGeR Avatar
6 weeks ago

"Interface"? Lol. How about "work with"?
You’re interfacing it wrong. ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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