Worldwide Developers Conference
(WWDC) returns to San Francisco, Calif. this June, and Apple is already ramping up by accepting registrations for the event now. What’s more, they’re offering developers who are new to Mac OS X the “WWDC 2004 Getting Started Bundle,” which provides developers with savings on equipment, access to tech support and pre-release software and more.
WWDC is an annual gathering that brings together Mac developers from around the globe to learn more about Mac OS X technologies. Apple engineers and executives are on-hand to provide detailed information about the tools of the trade. This year’s event comprises more than 150 sessions broken into seven tracks — Application Technologies, Development Tools, Enterprise IT, Graphics and Media, Hardware Technologies, OS Foundations and QuickTime Digital Media.
The WWDC 2004 Getting Started Bundle provides developers with one full conference pass to WWDC, along with an Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Select membership. The Select membership provides developers with two incidents of development-level technical support, as well as access to pre-release software, Xcode Tools and other benefits. Finally, the bundle also provides a hardware discount on one Apple system, up to 20 percent off.
The WWDC 2004 Getting Started Bundle costs US$1,695 now through April 30, 2004. After that the price rises to $1,995. By comparison, the WWDC 2004 registration alone costs $1,295 through April 30; ADC Select Membership alone is $500, so it’s a savings of $100 over the regular price.