Invitation to WWDC 2023

WWDC 2023

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is an information technology conference held annually by Apple Inc. Apple randomly (IDK if it truly is or if there’s some selection criteria) picks up applicants and invites them over to the conference. It’s held at Apple Park. It used to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I’ve been applying to visit WWDC since 2010, as a student pursuing my Master’s and later as a professional. Every single year. Finally, after 13 years, my application got picked in the lottery this year. I received the following email today:

I immediately accepted the invite and RSVP’d to it and here’s the follow up email that I received:

I’m excited. This was the first time I applied to WWDC thinking – “it’s ok if my application doesn’t get picked” – and voila – it got picked.

It’s on the 06/05/2023 and I’m very much looking forward to it. I will definitely blog about my experience. Apple Park is not too far from my place. I’m expecting it to be a fun event. I’m excited to see what Apple has to announce at the conference. I’m sure there will be enhancements to Swift and new SDKs to build better apps. I am hoping for better and performant SwiftUI.

Also, I’m hoping to pick up some fun swag!

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch

Before continuing to read this post, I would like to clarify that this is not an in-depth review of the Series 5 (S5) nor is an actual comparison of Series 5 against a Series 4 (S4). This is more of an observation based on the specs mentioned on Apple Watch’s website.

Most of Apple’s products are amazing. I love my Apple Watch. I watch all of Apple’s product announcements with a great deal of enthusiasm. Naturally, I was really looking forward to yesterday’s Apple event. The introduction video is really impressive.

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