Apple, every year after a new version of iOS is released, announces cities that it will hold “Tech Talks” in to help developers learn about the new changes in iOS and how to best take advantage of them. This year, the cities have been announced (as you can see above) as San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin, and London. As you can see below, the events have been split up to take two days each, which includes and app developer and game developer day.
This is the first year it has been done this way, as usually it was just a one day event. These “mini WWDCs” focus on different aspects of what iOS 7 has to offer, including new APIs, Sprite Kit, OpenFL ES and also new Game Controller support. Apple has held a Tech Talk since 2008, only missing in 2010. If you are interested, here is how to apply:
Make sure you’re eligible.
To apply, you must be an iOS Developer Program member or iOS Developer Enterprise Program member, 13 years of age or older, as of the announcement of the iOS 7 Tech Talks (10 AM PDT, September 25, 2013). Attendees will be randomly selected from qualified applicants.
Make sure to sign in with the Apple ID associated with your iOS Developer Program membership. If you’re on multiple teams, select the team you’d like to use to apply. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their submission completed by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.
Choose your event and city.
There will be two events per city, one devoted to app developers and the other focusing on game developers. You’ll choose to attend either the app developer day or the game developer day. You may only apply for one day at theiOS 7 Tech Talks.
Submit your information.
We will let you know your status before your chosen event. Please do not make travel arrangements until your admission is confirmed.
What do you think? Are you planning on attending? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.