One thing Apple could do differently this year: announce WWDC on Wednesday, but not sell tickets until the next day. Sounds like a good way to DOS developer.apple.com, but this would make it more like a lottery, with less advantage to certain time zones.
@manton@gruber But what makes it better than 24 hours? Imagine someone on a flight to SF. It’d still be sold out once they’re near internet again. Few flights last 24 hours, and everyone’s been awake to hear of WWDC & arrange for ticket purchase.
@gruber AAPL could sell WWDC tickets only after the buyer writes a program to solve a problem, say something that might take 1/2 hour to do. Would help make it an actual developers conference. Essentially a techie capcha.
@willie@gruber I think they should do keynote and kickoffs as webcasts, produce session videos *ahead* of WWDC, and release the videos a week or so beforehand. Have WWDC be all labs, group Q&A sessions, and drinking.
@willie@gruber Passive lecture attendance isn't WWDC's value proposition - videos provide that. Give devs time to digest and try new material pre-WWDC, then they'd have better questions and feedback for engineers.