Every year Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) draws 5,000 (mainly) developers to California. It’s so popular that a ticket lottery has been created to facilitate demand after the 2013 edition sold out in two minutes.
Yet, even with what seems like low odds in securing a ticket and the less-than-modest price tag of $1,599 per ticket, neither deter people from making the annual pilgrimage to San Jose. The third-party conferences associated with WWDC are some of the reasons why people still go, but why?
“Not everyone can score a ticket to WWDC, some developers are experienced beyond what much of the sessions provide, and some work in relevant professions that are still adjacent to the community that Apple’s event draws.
"The satellite events help give more meaningful reasons for these people to make the annual pilgrimage to the bay area and help foster additional conversation beyond the walls of McEnery.”
So say Elaine and Jessie (pictured below), founders of Layers, an iOS/Mac design conference.Read More