Want to attend this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and didn’t get a ticket? An iOS game developer has launched a new site to help people get tickets to the June 11-15 event.
Located at http://www.wwdcwaitlist.org, the site hopes to bring together those that have purchased WWDC tickets but want to sell them, with those that missed out the first time around.
Officially announced by Apple on Wednesday, April 25, WWDC was sold out within two hours, even though each ticket cost $1,599. Naturally, because of this tight timeframe, many that wanted to attend WWDC missed out on buying tickets.
The site states:
We believe there are people who purchased WWDC tickets that do not plan to actually attend. There are various reasons for doing so and we understand but it has created three problems:
- The tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, which has caused purchasers to experience a financial loss.
- Many developers (like us) won’t be able to attend WWDC.
- WWDC turnout may be lower than expected.
This website is meant to help track the scale of this issue and provide a potential solution to Apple dev community. If there is evidence that the problem is widespread enough we will potentially catch Apple’s attention. We hope Apple will then refund people who have entered their Apple IDs here and ultimately utilize the returned tickets to satisfy those developers genuinely interested in WWDC. For more information email: email@example.com.
Although the site doesn’t guarantee refunds or availability of tickets, they do hope its creation will encourage Apple to implement some sort of WWDC ticket exchange in the future.
Activities at Apple’s WWDC 2012 include:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Would you be interested in attending WWDC and didn’t purchase tickets? Would like to sell the WWDC tickets you do have?