WWDC Sendoff

Today is the magic day; in six hours, I’ll be leaving on a jet(blue) plane, winging my way towards San Francisco towards what will be a week of me taking in sessions, meeting up with people, and plugging things in to recharge them on a regular basis.

The interest in the keynote from Steve has risen sharply in the last 12 hours as CNet swears that Apple is going to announce a switch to Intel chips. I’m a little dubious still – I had my money on an Intel-based tablet, not a full architecture switch – but I consider this to be most interesting. Either CNet will have burned all of what little was left of their credibility, or there will be blood splattered on the walls of the Presidio. Win-win in my book.

As a reminder, my WWDC Itinerary is fully up to date and contains all the info you need to stalk me like a wild animal through the halls of Moscone West.

I will be blogging every session I’m in while at WWDC, but only the keynote thoughts will appear on this blog. Individual sessions will appear on my workblog, which (unsurprisingly) isn’t available to those people who don’t work for OAC. Be sure to also keep your eye on the Flickr pool, as it’s sure to have a variety of strange happenings.

Also, the customary navel-gazing birthday post will appear promptly on June 6th. I know you can’t wait for that.

(Picture above is from last year at WWDC, of the not-quite-unfurled Apple logo.)


WWDC Itinerary

Okay folks, it’s all booked now. Here’s my travel and session details for WWDC 2005; if you’re interesting in doing something the days/nights I’m available, please let me know as soon as possible via the usual channels. I reserve the right to begrudgingly manipulate this post for the next three weeks as things come up and vendor meetings get scheduled.

**Flight Out**:

Saturday, June 4th
JetBlue Flight 591, JFK -> OAK, departs at 4:40 PM EDT, arrives at 7:50 PM PDT.
Pickup by Nicole.


I’m staying at a hotel relatively close to Union Square and/or the Moscone center.


– I have no real plans, other than doing early checkin to the conference.
– Nastassya Ferns has claimed the day post 7PM.

**Monday Sessions**

– Keynote (10:00 – 12:00)
– OS X State Of The Union (2:00 – 4:00)
– Enterprise IT State Of The Union (4:15 – 5:30)
– [Weblogger dinner]( starting at 7 PM.
– Unofficial birthday thing: 9:00-10:30PM. Metreon arcade. Show up if you want to.

**Tuesday Sessions**

– Mac OS X Server Overview *OR* AMP On Mac OS X (9:00 – 10:30)
– WebObjects Overview (10:30 – 12:00)
– Darwin Feedback Forum (2:00 – 3:30)
– Active Directory Integration (3:30 – 5:00)
– WebObjects and J2EE Development Workshop (5:00 – 6:30)

**Wednesday Sessions**

– Moving to Tiger Server from Windows (9:00 – 10:30)
– Mac OS X Server Feedback Forum (10:30 – 12:00)
– Leveraging The Power Of ACLs (2:00 – 3:30)
– (Sub)version Control for the Rest of Us (3:30 – 5:00)
– Managing Clients in the Enterprise (5:00 – 6:30)
– Susan Michael has claimed the evening.

**Thursday Sessions**

– Deploying Mac Servers and Clients, Start To Finish (9:00 – 10:30)
– Integrating Mac OS X into a Heterogeneous Environment (10:30 – 12:00)
– Monitoring Your System with ARD and Open Source (2:00 – 3:30)
– Core OS Enhancements for BSD Developers (3:30 – 5:00)
– Evening: Apple Campus Bash, Security Meeting

**Friday Sessions**

– Configuring and Deploying Oracle on Mac OS X (9:00 – 10:30)
– Free Time (10:30 – 12:00)
– Network Authentication (2:00 – 3:30)
– Java and WebObjects Feedback Forum (3:30 – 5:00)
– Building Automator Actions for System Administrators (5:00 – 6:30)
Suw Charman has claimed rights to this evening.

**Flight Back**:

Saturday, June 11th
JetBlue Flight 596, OAK -> JFK, departs at 11:10 AM PDT, arrives at 7:35 PM EDT.



WWDC dates just got announced for this year. June 6th-June 10th.

June 6th is my birthday.

I had put in to take May 30th-June 6th off. So had Katie.

That thunking sound? My head, on the desk, over and over again.