Officially: Apple's WWDC 2020 Conference kicks off June 22nd for the first time in online format
06.05.2020 0 Comments
In mid-March, Apple announced that its traditional WWDC Developer Conference will be held online for the first time. Today, the company announced the exact date of the event, as well as a bit more details.
So, the Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on June 22 and will be held online, in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website. For all developers, participation in the conference will be free. The company also announced that it will hold a Swift Student Challenge competition during which developers and students will be able to demonstrate their programming skills by creating their own mini-application in Swift.
“This year the WWDC conference will not only be held in a unique format, but will become the largest in its history: our community of developers from around the world, more than 23 million people, will come together for one week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “We look forward to meeting the developers online and showcasing our new technologies that will help them create even more amazing applications and services.” As we approach WWDC20, we will be reporting new details about this wonderful event. ”
In 2020, the World Developers Conference will be held for the 31st time, so developers can get early access to future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, as well as chat with Apple engineers who create this ecosystem and applications for it.
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community. Last time, more than 350 student developers from 37 countries attended WWDC, said Craig Federigi, Apple's senior vice president of software development. – In anticipation of the WWDC20 conference, which will be held this time in an online format, we want to see and appreciate the creative successes of our youngest developers from around the world. We really want to see how the new generation of inventors will implement their ideas in the Swift Student Challenge. ”
Till 09:59 a.m. on May 18, developer students from around the world will be able to take part in the Swift Student Challenge. To do this, you must create an interactive mini-application in the Swift environment, the time of full user interaction with which would not exceed three minutes. Winners will receive an exclusive jacket with WWDC20 symbols and a set of badges. Detailed information about the competition is available at the following link.
The company also recommended developers to download the Apple Developer application, which in June will be published additional information about WWDC20 – including presentation materials, information on the current status of various platforms, seminar schedules and workshops, and much more.