This year I flew to San Francisco for WWDC a few days early just to find my feet and have a bit more time to see the city. One of the things I really wanted to do was go down to Baker Beach and get some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset, which I managed to do as you can see from the photo above. It was a magical sight, though it’s pretty tricky getting down there.
As you no doubt know already, the keynote that Steve Jobs delivered on Monday was an incredibly ambitious one for Apple. iOS 5 and iCloud bring with them a huge set of new, incredibly useful developer APIs and tools to work with. It also means that we have a lot more work on our hands, reworking and rethinking our current projects and already shipping projects.
For me, one of the best things about WWDC is meeting so many great developers and designers. If you’ve been following my Twitter stream you’ve seen just some of them. When I get back home I’d like to collate them all and do a blog post listing them all, so I can share the experience of meeting them with you.
This year it’s been a bit different to 2010 because Nick – the other half of Glasshouse Apps – didn’t make it since his wife is due to launch v3.0 of his offspring any time now. But there’s a great bunch of Aussies like Marc Edwards, his wife Nadja and Sean Woodhouse who don’t seem to mind putting up with me.
That’s it from me for now – the beer bash is on tonight and I think I might head back to Blue Bottle to keep the caffeine levels in check and maybe even meet some more cool WWDC nerds before they start dispersing all over the globe tomorrow afternoon.
PS. “Cool nerds” – you can laugh but it’s true! (especially in San Francisco)