WWDC 08 — all wrapped up

So I’m writing this final blog about WWDC 08 sitting comfortably in my NYC apartment. ¬†Things were a bit too busy yesterday and I was trying to maximize time with my program and the Apple engineers. ¬†After that, I unfortunately had no wifi access to do blog posting.

Due to the excessive partying that occurred on Thursday night, I unfortunately missed out on the two really interesting sessions (Master Table Views, Tips and Tricks). Ah well. I should be able to catch the videos in a day or two.

I had one more session with Apple User Interface engineers which (though not as productive as the first session) added some new ideas.

The rest of the day was spent in the iPhone lab implementing those and other ideas.

So…final thoughts:

  • Developer conferences are exhausting. Aside from the Thursday night debacle, there is a lot of work keeping up with all the sessions. Though there is a lot of energy in this environment, it also takes a lot of energy to get the full value add. This was a similar experience to the Java One conferences I attended several years ago
  • Don’t wait until the last day to buy apparel at the Apple store. They don’t have much selection and all the sizes that make sense
  • iPhone platform development is big. There are a lot of people trying to get in it because they see the vast potential.
  • This has to be the only event I have attended that included an usually large number of men with pony-tail hair cuts

That’s all for WWDC 08. Later.

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