AltConf speakers impart best coding and consciousness-raising practices
Much of AltConference, which happens at the same time and almost in the same place as WWDC 2014, is focused on technical information and labs to assist developers with coding problems. But it's not all about the code. It's also about the people.
Now that Apple's announced the results of its lottery, you have a good idea as to whether you're going to be attending Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June. If you didn't get a ticket — or even if you did — there's an alternative happening at the same time that you can go to instead. It's nearby and it's absolutely free. I'm talking about AltConf.
Some of the most interesting things to come out of WWDC last week didn't actually happen at WWDC, but at the nearby SFSU dowtown campus, where altWWDC happened. To find out more, I spoke to two of the show's coordinators: Judy Chen and Rob Elkin.
Andrew Stone has seen a lot of changes in the Apple ecosystem - changes he talked about as a featured speaker at AltWWDC, the event that's happening concurrently with WWDC and is only a few blocks away.
#AltWWDC is a free, independent alternative to Apple's WWDC 2013 scheduled to take place the same week, just down the street of Moscone Center at SF State Downtown Campus. Since WWDC 2013 sold out in under 2 minutes yesterday, AltWWDC could be of interest to anyone who didn't score a ticket to WWDC, but still plans to be in San Francisco that week and wants something more formal than just hanging out and bar hopping. Here's the abstract from the AltWWDC:
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) tickets sold out in minutes, but if you're going to be in San Francisco the second week of June, there's an alternative event happening that you may be interested in. AltWWDC is scheduled to take place at the same time as WWDC, and only a block away from the Moscone Center, where WWDC is held. What's more, it's free.