07 June 2005
Posted in Reports
UPDATE Well it is all over. Got up at 6 am and got down to the doors at 7 am as they opened. About 100 people then, some starting at 5 am! Managed to get to the first road block in the first 30.
Waited there until 8 am when they let us up to level 2. By then the line would have had 400 people in. At level two we were served with coffee, drinks and breakfast.
Waited there until 9.30am when we were allowed up to level 3 (the
Presidio room) where we could get our seats. A bit disappointed that to
find that I was 20 rows back as the front was kept for VIP's and Apple
Still, had a good view, but were not allowed to take any photos. As by now you will have found out, Apple IS moving to the Intel chip. Some interesting discussions going on among the developers.
Next time anyone coming from NZ to WWDC or MacWorld should bring lots of copies of NZ Macguide in their backpack to give to people they meet. I had a few old copies but they opened a lot of doors and broke some ice with people around me.
I have already met some fellow educators from the USA and Canada and made some good contacts. Attached is one photo from outside at 7 am.
Peter reports on the reaction of the crowd to the intel news...
Just had the "State of the Union for OS X" session in the afternoon. Some interesting ideas and some more info on how the intel thing will work.
Here are two photos that I did manage to take. One sign that I love! The other is one of the games area....all G5 twin processors and 20 inch flat screens. Big tournament areas.
A couple of images from Peter from a very busy Day 2...
Peter is attending the WWDC partly through funding as a Flexible Learning Leader. FLLinNZ is an e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund project from the University of Waikato and is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Te Amorangi Matauranga Matua.