After WWDC tickets vanish, Apple touts 'Tech Talks,' videos

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference sold out in two minutes this year. But the company says videos of confab sessions will be available and that "Tech Talks" will be coming to various cities.

Programmers who waited more than two minutes to try to get tickets for Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference -- and thus missed the boat -- will be happy to know they now have some other options.

In the briefest of announcements, Apple said Friday that it will be "posting videos of all our sessions during the conference" and also "hitting the road this fall with Tech Talks in a city near you."

The Next Web addresses the "city near you" vagueness by pointing to towns where Tech Talks involving iOS 5 were held in 2011. Could Austin, Texas; New York; Seattle; Beijing; Berlin; London; Rome; Sao Paolo; and Seoul comprise the list for this series of talks as well? We'll no doubt find out before too long.

Apple's WWDC is a mecca for the company's third-party development community, given that it's the only Apple-run developer event of the year. The weeklong conference, which this year costs $1,600 to attend and will be held at San Francisco's Moscone convention center, is made up of developer sessions and labs, and is staffed by some 1,000 of Apple's own engineers.

The conference sold out in two hours last year, and in a scant two minutes this time around (though some developers got a second chance to buy tickets for the 2013 event).

 

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