I've spent a few evenings in San Jose after Sharks games, and shows or conferences at the HP Pavilion. It always seemed to be punching below its weight. Off-hand though I don't see why San Jose can't become more attractive, considering Detroit and Pittsburgh seem to be pulling it off.
South of Santa Clara on 2nd I saw more empty buildings, a Chinese mini mart, more drunks, a large surface parking lot (mostly empty) adjoining a rail line.
I thought I could get back to Mountain View on VTA, since I was walking along that streetcar line anyway, but it was going to take 80 minutes so I had to call a car to escape.
San Jose appeared to be a prosperous American city without any prosperity to speak of.
San Francisco has those things in abundance.
I've never been to San Jose so I can't comment on it, but I've been to Pittsburgh and Detroit. They have character. Those cites are more human than many actual humans I've met.
Edit: you aren't the GP, sorry.
I can't read this and not get sad about Ghost Ship
I hope it's not just a single conference theme.
"Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost."
– Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)
This was a quote by Steve Jobs if I remember correctly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlI1MR-qNt8
The same artist did the work: https://twitter.com/panzer/status/832254299862216704
UPDATE: Apparently she did it inspired by Geoff Mcfetridge's work, SO we have a circular reference lol
The circular reference I was pointing out:
Geoff's Work ->(inspired) Rocio's work -> (looks extremely similar to)-> Geoff's work
Apologies for that.
Moscone North and South will be closed April-Auguest 2017. Moscone West will remain open and is fully booked.
Also keep in mind that last year they held the keynote in the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco in order to support the extra amount of press, etc. that attends just the keynote. The San Jose center will be able to accommodate that extra amount of people who then disappear after the first 3 hours.
So conclusion, yes, bigger venue, but they aren't using it to increase attendee count.
> I asked whether the move to San Jose changed the number of people who’d be able to attend. Schiller said it did not — attendance will be about the same.
As there was 100% sell out that year yet again in a matter of minutes I've wondered how closely WWDC speed of seats sold correlates to Apple's mind share. I guess we'll see over time as fortunes change hands.
Inaccessible, relative to the fact that tickets sell to people who only want to be there for the keynote and see what iOS $NEXT will be, then only recently.
It's a small startup I'm working on to curate the best deals around the event to save you time from KAYAK and gMaps
There's only one part of Moscone that's being renovated and Apple never used that bldg anyway.
This year will definitely not have the same after conference vibe as years before.
That leads dry, and not in a good developer dry way. Is this what Think Different looks like today?
I liked last year's rainbow colored hello world https://web.archive.org/web/20170208203426/https://developer...
2014 also looked to be a dry spell with an overly marketed message https://web.archive.org/web/20150302042653/https://developer...
EDIT: removed bombed joke.
"Liberal arts" is a term, it's not trying to say "art created by liberal people"
This is a quote from Steve Jobs.
sigh What a load of horse shit. Hopefully this doesn't mean there will be less tickets for developers available. If Apple wants to make event for designers then sure, just do it but don't fuck up Apple Worldwide DEVELOPERS conference.