It may be little surprise for those experienced with Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), especially given the venue, but
today made it official. The company announced that CEO Steve Jobs will lead off next month’s WWDC with a “fireside chat” with developers. Jobs’ presentation will take place on Monday, May 21, 2001 at 9:30 am.
WWDC is annual’s annual gathering of developers from around the world. With Mac OS X now out as a retail product and soon to be installed on all shipping Macs (sometime this summer), Apple plans to focus almost exclusively on technology and issues related to Mac OS X.
In addition to more than 100 in-depth technical sessions and a showcase of the latest development tools, Apple plans to have hands-on labs that put developers in touch with Apple engineers and technology experts. The event also features an Exhibitor Fair showcasing the latest development tools and products; and the Apple Design Awards, where innovators are rewarded for their efforts (winners get a snazzy new 22-inch Apple Cinema Display, and a Power Mac G4 to match).
The event costs US$1,595 to attend, and happens in San Jose, Calif. Early registration discounts are available if you’re an Apple Developer Connection Premier or Select member, as well. More details, a schedule of events and other info is available at the
Apple WWDC Web site.