First off, I just want to tell my loyal readers (Hi Mom… actually she probably doesn’t read this either) that I promise I will begin posting true substance and will actually take the time to make my posts read like my first language is English (sadly it is). That said, I am compelled to share some of my experiences today.
Today all of the WWDC sessions I went to were about concurrency. I’m really excited to get to use this stuff in FastCapture as it should make the application screaming fast. All I have to do is implement it (that was sarcasm… serious about my excitement though). I also had the opportunity to have an Apple user interface designer/engineer (no idea what they are called really) go over the FastCapture. It just so turned out that he works on one of the pro video applications so the match couldn’t have been better. I got a lot of valuable feedback and bounced some ideas off of him. I’m not sure I’ll truly be able to take all that he suggested into account though as our application does have an unusual workflow and usage (the nature of its purpose).
After WWDC, I stopped by MacWorld’s party for a quick beer and a bit of food and then continued on to CocoaHeads at the Apple Store. It was frakin’ packed. Luckily, I got a chance to chat a bit with Warren Dodge from CocoaHeads Los Angeles for a bit. Another highlight of the evening was when Will Shipley brushed by me wearing a tuxedo before he gave his talk. Oh my God, I touched Will Shipley!!! As if that weren’t exciting enough, I finally met Sebastiaan de With (also a speaker) who is just an awesome designer. In fact I stole some of the layout for this blog from his. Also, I have to brag that I took a picture for him, of him in front of the ad he made for Double Twist outside the Bart connected to the Apple Store. Also, I again, talked to some of the Sofa guys (also speakers) who are also awesome as I’ve stated before.
After dropping off my bag and a t-shirt I bought from Sebastiaan at my hotel, I hit the town. I was walking by the iPhone Launch Party (which I probably couldn’t have got into) and who of all people was chatting outside? None other that the Woz. The scoop is that he was late to “opening” the event which included him walking down a red carpet because he fell asleep. After walking about 30 feet I realized I had to turn around and stalk the Woz with my eyes a bit more, which I did while talking to one of the guys from Touch Arcade (a sponsor of the party). Moving on, I finally saw and visited with Jane Lee whom I know from NSCoder in Los Angeles. I’ve been in many sessions with her but never actually seen her while at WWDC. I also had the chance to meet some of the guys (all of the guys??) from the upcoming App Bodega. Very good conversation. Then I also met Jeff (???) from PeepCode who I had just purchased a screen cast from and emailed a recommendation to last week. Apparently he never gets any feedback from his customers.
As if the evening hadn’t been exciting enough for a geek like me, I spotted a special soon-to-be-released iPhone. I confronted the owner and it was confirmed. She/he immediately handed it to me (probably to shut me up) and I talked a bit about it with him/her. The 3Gs felt a bit lighter than the current model but I’m guessing that was probably just in my head. I could also tell that it was running quite a bit smoother than the current gen (obviously due to the 600Mghz processor and 256MB of RAM). The individual bought me a beer (again, probably to shut me up) but I was an idiot and mentioned it to the App Bodega guys who didn’t believe me at first. Once they realized that I truly had seen it they turned into little kids begging for candy from the aforementioned individual.
So that concludes our bedtime story because bed is exactly where I should be going.