Two minutes into going live, WWDC sold out. That’s prompted a number of high-profile developers to question whether or not WWDC needs to be cancelled, or even repurposed to meet the massive demand for access to Apple Engineers.
Apple seems to be listening, and has published an article on its developer page stating that it will be hitting the road this fall (emphasis ours):
Enthusiasm for WWDC 2013 has been incredible, with tickets selling out in record time. For those who can’t join us in San Francisco, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content, as we’ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference. We’ll also be hitting the road this fall with Tech Talks in a city near you. Hope to see you there.
Google live streams its I/O conference as it’s unfolding, and that’s something many would like to see Apple do this time around, but a mini, traveling WWDC-like conference would be a lot more successful if they can pull it off. Live streams are great, but nothing beats being able to speak directly to an engineer in person.