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Practical Guide To WWDC

mwasniewski
October 19, 2016
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Practical Guide To WWDC

A presentation based on my experience with 2016 WWDC edition. A bunch of practical information for those who consider attending! The presentation was published during Cocoaheads Tricity meetup in Gdańsk, Poland.

mwasniewski

October 19, 2016
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  1. Agenda • Three months before • Conference days • Beyond

    the sessions • Things to see • Tips • Expenses 2
  2. Three months before • Go to Warsaw, apply for
 a

    U.S. Visa • Apply for a WWDC ticket in mid April by entering lottery • Book flights & hotel, great connection through Stockholm? • Buy ticket for night tour 
 in Alcatraz • Plan your trip 5
  3. The lottery • Only 5000 tickets • Sold out quickly

    in 2013, lottery since that year • Randomly selected • ~30 ppl on FB group
 Polskie WWDC • If you don’t win, you can
 consider AltConf as well 6
  4. Sunday • Prepare your ticket in
 Wallet App before •

    Collect your badge in the morning, don’t lose it, because Apple won’t re-issue it • Join WWDC hike around 
 San Francisco from Lands End
 to Fisherman’s Wharf (~15 km) • Reveal meetup 9
  5. Monday • Queue for Keynote starts forming at 1 AM,

    join if you want to meet people • Keynote - in 2016 everyone could go in (~7000 seats) • State of the union • Design awards • Beard Bash by Loop and Jim Dalrymple 10
  6. Tuesday • Conference moves to 
 Moscone Center • Breakdown

    Sessions, 
 many details revealed • Great time to download
 and try new software • NSHipster Quiz,
 run by Nate Cook 11
  7. UI Design labs • Signup super early 
 (7:00:00 AM)

    • One to one session • Prepare your questions, apps etc • No recording possible • Try more than once • There are also AppStore labs 19
  8. Alcatraz: tickets at least 1 month before, buy morning one,

    go directly to cell house, https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/ 23
  9. General tips 26 • Get an USD account with debit

    card, buy currency at online exchange • San Francisco ‘Summer' • Book hotel as close to Moscone as possible,
 watch out for some districts • Buy local SIM card 
 (AT&T in CVS Pharmacy) • Signup for parties really quickly! Get the app: 
 Parties for WWDC By
 Genady Okrain • Remember you're under NDA
  10. Expenses • In total: ~5000+ USD 29 • Ticket 1599

    USD • Flight ~1200 USD • Hotel ~2000 USD (from Apple’s list), no breakfast included • Breakfast 10-15 USD, lunch 15-20 USD (price, tax, tip) • Converse shoes are cheap ;)