AltWWDC planned for same time as the "real" WWDC

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.

WWDC is the brainchild of Rob Elkin and Judy Chen, who created the event in 2012 after WWDC tickets sold out in record time. This year they're joined by Josh Michaels and Kyle Kincaid, who created two other alternative events, Intersection and IndieDevLab.

AltWWDC runs from June 10 - 14, 2013 at the downtown campus of San Francisco State University. Talks, lunch and coworking space for developers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. You don't need a WWDC badge to attend. So far, confirmed speakers include Mike Lee, Victor Agreda, Jr., Brett Terpstra, Brent Simmons, Saul Mora, and Steve "Scotty" Scott. More announcements are expected, so be sure to visit the site for details.

Were you disappointed with how fast WWDC tickets sold out this year? Does AltWWDC interest you?

Peter Cohen