Apple has announced plans for its largest annual developer event, the
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2001, which will be held May 21-25 at the San Jose Convention Center.
Although the 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.