Thursday, July 5, 2012

My First Year at WWDC - A Recap

Once every summer, Moscone West in San Francisco becomes the Apple Mecca for a week as people from all over the world attend the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). For WWDC 2012, I managed to obtain one of the only 5000 available tickets; this is an unthinkable feat once you realize the event sold out in only two hours. Suddenly it was time to depart to SFO, and for a week I was in tech heaven. As Silicon Valley becomes more and more cramped, the overflow of tech companies and startups like Atlassian, Square, and Google began pouring into the city. The result is San Francisco has become young and techy; driving down the highway I saw billboards that proclaimed “Your CMS is in the cloud, why not your phones?” something that maybe 5% of Americans actually understand.