Well another WWDC has come and gone, my liver survived, mostly. Hope yours did :)
As always WWDC is a week of crazy parties, sessions, more parties, sessions, a beer bash, and a few more parties. And thrown in in-between, meeting new folks, and re-meeting folks you already know.
Of course the nights were packed with parties, some open to all, others not so much. I can’t say what those parties are like, but this post seems to sum up who was at those parties and what they were like. I attended awesome parties aimed at developers and open to all, like the really really fun push.io party! and others by folks like Mobclix, iPhone Alliance, SFMacIndie, and more. WWDC Parties are a ton of fun, and a valuable experience in and of themselves, I wish I had more of me to attend the ones I missed!
This year like last, i opted to not buy a WWDC ticket and simply attend parties and be around all week. I don’t write much code now, so why take a ticket from a dev who really wants to be there for sessions? Didn’t make much sense.
Being outside also gave me time to hide USB drives around for our annual (3rd annual if you can believe that!) WWDC USBHunt. All but 1 drive was found/claimed. The last drive was found or at least moved, but not claimed. Seems to happen to 1 drive a year. Odd.
Other than the missing drive, the USBHunt was a huge hit, no drive was in the wild for more than about 30 minutes, not bad! Having $600 worth of software from awesome indie devs doesn’t hurt one bit! Congrats to everyone who found the drive, and hope to see you in September!
I’ve got to come up with something bigger for next year!
If you haven’t booked your trip to denver this September you should probably get on it. We’re still about 4ish months out, but have already sold more than 50% of our tickets. This is shaping up to be the biggest 360|iDev ever.