The future of WWDC will be streamed live

Not too many years ago it took what felt like months to get the session videos following WWDC. This year, it’ll be near-instant.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference — WWDC 2015 — is set for June 8 at Moscone West. That means a week of sessions for developers, where Apple engineers give presentations on everything from the latest and greatest new frameworks to the core technologies that enable them. All with the goal of making better apps. Since not all developers can make it into the physical building, Apple provides videos they can watch later and repeatedly. Over the least two years Apple and its events and worldwide developer relations teams have done everything they can to get those session videos posted just as fast as they can. This year, some of them will be streamed live.

It wasn’t impossible to see coming. In addition to the much faster release of the session videos, Apple has been streaming its keynotes regularly for a while. Scaling that up to multiple sessions over multiple days for something as popular as WWDC probably won’t be easy, and will require tip top technology, but if it works — and I think it will — everyone from developers in town if not in the building to developers far away at home can all watch together, talk together, and learn together.

Because of the labs, where developers can ask questions from the Apple engineers who make the frameworks and give the presentations, being at WWDC at Moscone will still provide the greatest value. The labs will help them discover workarounds, get feedback on approaches and interactions, and report frustrations directly to the people responsible for the platform.

With the streaming, however, if you can’t make the trip or simply can’t get a ticket, developers will at least have equal access to the information, and in a way beyond what any physical structure could accommodate. It won’t solve all the problems of scale Apple’s platform popularity brings with it, of course. More tech talks, more developer relations, more labs, or even more innovative solutions will need to be thought up and implemented eventually.

But live streaming the sessions is a terrific start, and a big deal.

Source: iMore

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