Apple Engineers To Conduct Early Bird Workshop Before WWDC

In another effort to bring more attention and developer interest to the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple has announced a new "Early Bird" workshop. The workshop will be held on Sunday, June 22nd, the day before the WWDC actually begins, and will be conducted directly by Apple engineers and "third party specialists." The name seems to have no relationship to Early Bird Registration (registration discounts for registering early), as Apple says that registered attendees may attend. There is no extra charge for the event. From the Early Bird workshop Web page:

Apple is pleased to offer WWDC attendees the opportunity to attend Early Bird workshops at no additional charge on Sunday, June 22. Apple engineers and third party specialists will conduct these "first-come, first-served" hands-on sessions. Attendees will be presented with the opportunity to implement the featured technologies at dedicated workstations provided during the workshops.

Developers will learn using sample code and tutorial materials provided by Apple. Appleis technical staff will be available to answer questions and help with coding issues. We encourage you to bring a USB or FireWire based external hard drive and keep the workshopis creation with you (blank DVD media will be provided for the DVD sessions only).

Who may attend: Registered WWDC attendees only. There is no additional charge to attend. Workshop seating is limited and attendees will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to send in your reservation request as soon as possible. Attendees may register for only one Early Bird workshop. Please indicate a second choice in case your first choice is not available at the time your reservation request is received.

Thereis a lot more information on the WWDC at the eventis Web sites.