AltConf 2020, the popular alternative to WWDC, has also been canceled
What you need to know
- AltConf 2020 has been canceled as of Monday.
- The event served as an alternative to WWDC for those who could not get tickets.
- They do not plan to host a virtual event in addition to the one coming from Apple.
For anyone who is familiar with WWDC, you're probably also familiar with AltConf, the Alternative Apple Developer Conference. The developer-friendly event has served as a way for those who could not get a ticket to Apple's conference to still get together during the week of WWDC.
Unfortunately, AltConf 2020 has also been canceled. The event's organizer, Rob Elkin, announced in a Medium post on Monday that they have made the decision to cancel all of AltConf 2020's events across the world.
Elkin goes on to say that, since Apple has announced that it will be bringing WWDC to an online format this year, the group does not plan to also host a virtual event.
The group is monitoring the situation globally and states that, if it becomes possible to host a satellite event in a safe way, they may take that opportunity. However, as the situation stands now, that is not the plan.
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