Published on March 14th, 2019 | by Kirk Hiner0
WWDC 2019 developer registration now open
Apple has notified developers today that registration for WWDC 2019 is now open. The event will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and will run from June 3rd through the 7th. Although not specifically announced, we can also expect a keynote to be held on the morning of the 3rd.
According to the invitation, Apple actually sees the event as a challenge to do something great:
This is not an invitation. It’s a challenge.
This is your chance to join thousands of coders, creators, and
crazy ones this summer to do the insanely great.
The key word there is “chance,” as registering to attend is actually just an entry into a lottery to determine who’ll be randomly selected to attend, due to the conference’s incredible popularity. That selection will be held on March 20th at 5:00pm PDT.
The lucky developers who get through will have access to over 100 technical and design-focused sessions presented by Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help learn how to implement new features, consultation sessions, and numerous special events for both production and entertainment.
The ticket price for 2019 will be $1,599.00, but students and STEM organization members can apply to receive a scholarship that includes one conference ticket, lodging, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.
How much of this pertains to Apple TV remains to be seen. It’s likely still too soon to expect Apple to have any hardware announcements, but they’ll certainly talk about tvOS 13 and hopefully show off some new features and capabilities in the works. As WWDC happens just a couple months after their streaming TV media event, that could provide some continued momentum for the device (provided any momentum is generated in the first place).
For more information on WWDC 2019, visit developer.apple.com/wwdc19/.