WWDC lottery results are out – here’s mine

Am I in? Am I in?

Dear Developer,

Thank you for registering for the random selection process to attend WWDC 2014.

Unfortunately, you were not selected to purchase a ticket. However, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content. We’ll be posting session videos, slides, and sample code throughout the week for all Registered Apple Developers.

We appreciate your support.

Best regards, Apple Developer Program Support

Pheh. If you put yourself in for the lottery, hopefully your luck was better than mine. The good news is, Apple has been great about putting everything on line quickly.

  • BongBong

    Not sure I like the new system.

    • DanielSw

      Too bad. It’s the most fair, given Apple’s current available resources and choices of venues. I’m sure pulling 1,000 engineers off of their regular jobs to attend is no small task and no small expense. Keeping the venue local I’m sure saves them beaucoup logistics bucks, too.

      Perhaps they’ll enhance the session recordings somehow.

      • BongBong

        Who was arguing for ‘fair’?

        • so you think there should be an auction-based system which rewards only the wealthiest & biggest corporations at the cost of small developers? yeah that sounds great.

          • BongBong

            Apple shouldn’t reward those who are able to make their App Store a success?

  • Prof. Peabody

    It seems likely that there will be a number of folks that “won” the lottery, but don’t ultimately buy tickets. Maybe they will make those available to special friends that didn’t make the lottery.

    • BongBong

      I doubt one can pass along these tickets. They’d be registered only to the person who signed up.

  • edolecki

    I got the same email. I’ve been several times (and have had a wonderful time – except Vampire Weekend was awful, Neon Trees far better) – so I am hoping that whoever has my ticket hasn’t been to dub dub before.

  • collider

    Hopefully they’ll do the world tour again. I went to the game session in NYC last year – was kind of a mini-WWDC and you had total access to the Apple devs. Sorry you lost the lottery, but you can buy Jim a lot of Heinekens with the money you saved!

  • Sean O’Farrell

    They need to break the keynote out from the actual WWDC sessions. I bet a third of the attendees drop out after the first day.

  • Bernard Walters

    I think another batch to tickets will be available for the people that were given the option to buy and for whatever reason did not complete their order.