AltConf 2015 opens call for speakers

Apple hasn't announced when this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will happen, but one thing's for sure: Regardless of when it is, AltConf will happen right along side it. If you have an idea for a presentation you'd like to give at AltConf, now's the time to submit.

The AltConf Call For Speakers will be open until 6th April. Submissions are via this google docs form. Once we close for submissions, all proposals will be removed of personally identifiable information (Name, Email Address, Bio and Twitter) and will be considered by a four person panel from across the industry for inclusion in this years conference.

AltConf is an alternative Apple developer conference that happens concurrently with WWDC in San Francisco. In 2014 it took place at venues right next door to WWDC, making it an easy walk for WWDC participants and others gathered in San Francisco for the big Apple developer event.

Tickets for WWDC are notoriously hard to get, so much so that in 2014 Apple implemented a lottery system to make the ticket-getting process a little more fair. AltConf, meanwhile, was free. Anyone could come in, even if they didn't have a WWDC badge.

Speakers at last year's event included Michael Lopp of Rands in Repose, Andrew Stone of Stone Design, Mike Lee, Aaron Hillegass of Big Nerd Ranch, Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat and may others.