This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is coming up soon — the event takes place from May 21st through the 25th at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. It’s an annual gathering of Macintosh developers put together by Apple that features some of the best and the brightest folks in the Macintosh hardware and software development biz.
This year’s sessions are going to focus primarily on Mac OS X. The operating system was, of course, released worldwide on March 24th, and Apple indicates that it’ll be installed on shipping Macs sometime this summer. More and more OS X-native applications are being released every day, it seems, but Apple understands that many developers have myriad migration issues to contend with.
To help answer that need, Apple has invited seven engineering firms with a great deal of experience in this area to attend the conference. Prosoft Engineering, Robosoft, Art & Logic, The Omni Group, ShadeTree, Recosoft, and Atimi Software will all be present to answer questions developers have about creating and porting products for Mac OS X. The firms will all have booths on the main concourse of the San Jose Convention Center.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs plans on kicking off WWDC with what Apple’s calling a fireside chat with developers on Monday, May 21st at 9:30 am (many folks are still trying to figure out what that means, exactly). More than 100 sessions are planned throughout the rest of the week, with topics ranging on just about every aspect of developing products for Macintosh.
If you’re interested in getting more information about what’s happening at WWDC this year, make sure to visit Apple’s WWDC 2001 Web site for all the latest. You can register there, too.