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Attending Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference is easier than you think

So there are a few requirements, but it’s still pretty simple!

The Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) is an annual event held by Apple which invites developers from all corners of the globe to come together, learn from experts, and share ideas. A number of successful projects have been supported by the groups or programs facilitated at WWDC, the Aussie apps Streaks and Zova being two examples.

Apple are incredibly proud of their annual conference, which is driven by the belief that “technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world.”

The conference will be held between 5-9 June, with a lot of hype around the fact that the event has moved from San Francisco to San Jose. While San Fran is arguably the current hub of the Silicon Valley, moving to the quieter, more spacious San Jose is considered to be an attempt to make the event more affordable and enticing for developers.

WWDC date announcement

So, what will a ticket cost? Attendance to the 2017 event will cost a pretty $AUD2100, so make sure to double check your bank balance before considering whether or not you’ll attend.

The main requirement you need to fulfil before you get your ticket is that you must be in Apple’s Developer’s Program, or Apple’s Developer’s Enterprise Program.

Then, and only then, can you put your name into the ballot to be randomly selected. The ballot is open between 28 March and 10AM March 31, so get cracking if you want to attend.


If you don’t have the cash, but want to put your STEM skills to serious use, you could be eligible for a scholarship.

If you fulfil the requirements below, you’re eligible for a WWDC scholarship.

  • 13 years of age or older
  • Registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or a member of a paid Apple Developer Program AND
  • Enrolled part-time or full-time in a course of study, or be a member or alumni of a STEM organization
  • Check out the full scholarship application process here and be sure to let Techly know if you’re chosen!

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