Apple on Tuesday said that it will hold its next annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 13 through 17 in San Francisco.
The annual conference sees the Apple developer community come together from all corners of the globe to learn about the future of Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS.
“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing. “WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.”
Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website starting April 22. “For the second consecutive year, there will be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organisation members from around the world an opportunity to earn a ticket to meet and collaborate with some of the most talented developers of Apple’s ever-growing app ecosystem,” the company said in a statement.
Additionally, it will also provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.
Other activities at the WWDC 2016 will include over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps; access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design and the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world.
Last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented, Apple had earlier said.
All Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be streamed live throughout the week via the WWDC website and through the WWDC app, giving developers around the world access to the week’s news and events.