Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) finally has an official date: the event will take place June 5-9, 2023 in Apple Park.
WWDC, which will also be accessible online for all developers along with the in-person experience, provides an opportunity for both developers and students to experience what’s to come on the developer end for Apple and its various product and software ecosystems. This includes iOS, iPadPS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
At the event, developers will be able to chat with Apple engineers and receive insights on new technologies and tools that will help them build out their apps and other compatible features and programs.
“WWDC is one of our favourite times of the year at Apple because it’s an opportunity to connect with the talented developers from around the globe who make this community so extraordinary,” says Susan Prescott, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations. “WWDC23 is going to be our biggest and most exciting yet, and we can’t wait to see many of you online and in person at this very special event!”
Along with announcements shared from the keynote and State of the Union presentations, this year’s online program will include sessions, one-on-one labs, and, as noted, opportunities to engage with Apple engineers and other developers. Developers and students can also attend a special day at Apple Park on June 5 to watch the keynote and State of the Union, alongside the global online community. Space for this in-person event will be limited, and details on how to apply to attend can be found on the Apple Developer site and app.
WWDC23 is also an opportunity to support student developers through the Swift Student Challenge, one of many Apple programs that seek to elevate developers and learners of all ages who love to code. Using the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad and Mac that helps kids learn the Swift programming language, students from around the world are invited to create an app playground on a topic of their choice. Submissions for this year’s challenge are now open, and students can submit their work through April 19. For more information, visit the Swift Student Challenge website.