The WWDC Exhibitor Fair will return to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this year, which will be held in San Jose, CA, May 21-25. Developers will be able to showcase their newest products that support Mac OS X and other Apple technologies.
“WWDC Exhibitor Fair is the focal point for seeing the latest technical wares on the Mac,” Neil Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corp. and publisher of MacTech Magazine, said in a statement. “With a mission focused on serving the developer/technical communities, the WWDC Exhibitor Fair will have vendors of all types and sizes showing off the best the Mac has to offer. If you’re just beginning as a programmer, developing Web content, managing networks, or have been a part of the developer community for years, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the experts face-to-face, explore the cutting edge of technology and will learn about new products for the Mac worldwide.”
Xplain Custom Services is a division of Xplain Corp. and manages MacTech Central throughout the year at Macworld Expo and other high-tech venues. They completely sold out this exhibit fair space at Apple’s WWDC 2000, Ticktin said.
Exhibit space reservations are now being accepted for the Exhibitor Fair. For reservations, call Susan Worley at 805-494-9797 (x 104) or send her an e-mail.
What’s more, Developer Depot is returning to WWDC this year. It will be set up to sell a variety of developer tools and related products throughout the conference.
Although the 2001 WWDC conference will feature technical sessions covering Apple hardware, the focus appears to be on software, as Apple plans presentations on AppleScript, Aqua, BSD Unix, Carbon, Cocoa, Darwin, Development Tools, Internationalization/Localization, Java, Networking and Security, Open GL, Quartz, QuickTime and WebObjects.
Special events include the sixth annual Apple Design Awards, which recognize a winner and runner-up in each of four software-design categories: Best New Mac OS X Product, Most Innovative Mac OS X Product, Best Mac OS X User Experience, Mac OS X Technology Adoption. Deadline for entries is May 7, 2001.
To attend WWDC, you must be registered as an Online (free), Select ($500 per year) or Premier ($3,500 per year) member of the Apple Developer Connection. Attendance costs $1,595 for Online members, or $1,395 for Select or Premier members who sign up by April 20. Premier members receive one ticket at no cost. The first 1,500 WWDC registrants will receive a black leather Mac OS X jacket, which Apple said is a $249 value. For more information go to the WWDC Web site.