Apple to choose attendees for WWDC14 through a lottery

3 Apr 2014

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014, which will focus on developments in iOS and OS X, will select attendees through a lottery.

The sell-out show will take place from 2-6 June at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, and will feature more than 100 technical sessions, 1,000 Apple engineers and hands-on labs.

It is also the occasion where Apple unveils new wonders, having been the scene for the unveiling of devices from the iPod to the iPhone and iPad.

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website now through to Monday, 7 April, at 10am PDT (6pm Irish time), and tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection, or a lottery.

Developers will know their status by Monday, 7 April, at 5pm PDT (1am on 8 April, Irish time). There will also be 200 Student Scholarships available, giving students around the world the chance to earn a free ticket.

This year, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and its alliance partners will help promote scholarships to female coders and engineers. 

“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing.

“Every year, the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years