Today, Apple announced that WWDC 2020 will be held on June 22nd and will be free for all on the Apple Developer app, and website. In a press release Apple’s VP of marketing Phill Schiller had this to say:
“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms. We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”
Apple’s VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi says despite the new conditions, he looks forward to connecting with the community in new and exciting ways;
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries. As we look forward to WWDC20, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”
Apple also announced the Swift Student Challenge, where developers can submit experiences made with Swift that are less than three minutes. It will run starting today till 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17. Learn more here.