In mid-March, Apple announced that its traditional WWDC Developer Conference would be held online for the first time due to the coronavirus quarantine. Now, the company announced the exact date of the event along with a bit more details.
The Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on June 22 and will be held online in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website.
Participation in the conference will be free for all developers. The company also announced that it would hold a Swift Student Challenge contest, during which developers and students will be able to demonstrate their programming skills by creating their mini-app in Swift.
In 2020, the Worldwide Developers Conference will be held for the 31st time, so developers can get early access to future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, as well as chat with Apple engineers who create this ecosystem and apps for it.
Until May 18, student developers from different countries will be able to take part in the Swift Student Challenge. To do this, you need to create an interactive mini-application in the Swift environment. The time of full user interaction should not exceed three minutes. Winners will receive an exclusive jacket with the WWDC20 logo and a set of badges.
The company also recommended developers download the Apple Developer app, where they will be able to find additional information about WWDC20 in June, including presentation materials, information on the current status of various platforms, seminar schedules, and much more.
Within a week, the conference is supposed to bring together a global community of developers, which is more than 23 million people.