Raven Zachary, an Open Source Industry Analyst with TheÂ 451Â Group has announced plans for "iPhone Developers Camp," a conference to be held July 6-8, 2007 at an as-yet unspecified venue in the Bay Area, California. The gathering's stated intent is to "develop web-based applications and optimize web sites for iPhone." This is a non-commercial event, organized by volunteers, with attendance free to all. The goal is to launch a series of iPhone-optimized Web sites and "applications" to the public by the end of the event.
An announcement reads:
"Attendees will include web designers, developers, testers, and iPhone owners, all working together over the weekend to improve the web experience for iPhone. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. While some attendees will wish to work solo during the event, we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event. You do not need to own an iPhone to attend (although, a large number of iPhones at the event will make the development and testing process much easier)."