We announced the kick-off of the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Tuesday. The WWDC is Appleis annual gathering of Mac developers that offers training, new information, hands-on instruction, and other resources. For the last couple of years the event has focused on Mac OS X, as Apple has worked to move as many Mac developers as possible to the new OS.
We received e-mail concerning the Getting Started Bundle being offered for this yearis event, and wanted to pass on some of the details to you. The Getting Started Bundle includes a ticket to the WWDC itself, a membership in the Apple Developer Connection, Appleis organization of developers, and the ADC hardware discount.
The bundle is designed to give developers, especially new developers, everything they need to begin developing for Mac OS X. The Bundle is priced at US$1695, and Apple says the individual components would normally cost US$2195. The price goes up to US$1995 after April 18th. The offer is open to new developers, as well as current ADC members who wish to renew. From the WWDC site:
The "Getting Started Bundle" includes:
- WWDC 2003 E-Ticket -- over 100 sessions of in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs presented by Appleis technical architects and lead engineers. And after the show, youill receive free access to WWDC session videos online and on DVD-ROM. Thereis no better way to jumpstart your Mac OS X development.
- ADC Select Membership -- Apple Developer Connection Select Membership is the most convenient way to get the latest software, tools, and information you need to develop for Mac OS X. Youill receive a full year of benefits, including monthly mailings, pre-release software, code-level tech support, and more.
- ADC Select Hardware Discount [see the WWDC site for details on the discount] -- if youire just beginning to develop for Mac OS X, the first thing youill need is a Mac. Thatis why weive included the ability to purchase one complete Macintosh system through the Apple Developer Connection Hardware Purchase Program as part of this offer. ADC developers receive up to 20% discount on most systems. To check out regional availability and your potential savings, visit the ADC Hardware Purchase Program page.
- And as a thank you for your support of Mac OS X, youill get immediate access to all WWDC 2002 sessions on ADC TV and weill even send you last yearis WWDC 2002 Conference Sessions on DVD-ROM*, absolutely free.
You can find more information on the Getting Started Bundle at the WWDC Web site. Look for the link to the Getting Started Bundle.