Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple will conduct a series 9 mini developer conferences: iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011

Apple has relaunched its Tech Talk series of events this year, after taking a year off. The events are mini, one-day developer conferences where developers can learn more about iOS 5, iCloud storage, AirPlay and other topics. There is also wine and cheese at the end of the day.

The first event will be in Berlin, Germany on November 2, with the rests as follows: London, November 7; Rome, November 9; Beijing, December 5; Seoul, December 8; São Paolo, January 9; New York, January 13; Seattle, January 18; and Austin, January 23.

More information and online registration can be found on the Apple Developer site – direct link. Space is limited, so if you are interested I would move fast. You will, of course, have to be a registered Apple developer, and it helps if you already have an app in the system.

More Apple developer information:

The latest version of Xcode 4 was posted to the developer site on October 12. Also, the latest iTunes beta is now 10.5.1 and includes the iTunes Match beta.

Final thought: you may wonder why I thought it important enough to write a post about the Tech Talks. But a few months ago I was given an invitation to attend a conference from one of the digital publishing solution companies. I looked at the invitation and thought to myself "hey, why not? This is a great idea, and a good way to learn more about their system."

But I failed to read the fine print and was rather embarrassed to find out that the session was not free, in fact it was outrageously expensive. Here was a vendor that charges an arm and a leg for their software trying to gouge its customers even more by conducting sessions for a profit. I was outraged. But more importantly, I decided that this company was not one I wanted to work with.