Earlier this year, Apple was rumored to be considering a new edition of the Tech Talk World Tour, a series of developer-focused events in different cities to provide developers with additional sessions, trainings and answers to common questions outside of the typical WWDC environment. Apple has just announced the new iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour, which will take place in nine cities this year:
We’re taking iOS 5 on a world tour and we want you to come along for the ride. Learn from Apple experts as you take your apps to the next level with the exciting new technologies in iOS. Space is limited, so register today.
The Tech Talk World Tour will start in November, and run through the end of January. The nine cities that will host the event are:
- Berlin - November 2
- London - November 7
- Rome - November 9
- Beijing - December 5
- Seoul - December 8
- Sao Paolo - January 9
- New York City - January 13
- Seattle - January 18
- Austin - January 23
As Apple notes, all iOS Developer Program members are eligible to attend, however priority will be given to developers with at least an app available on the App Store. Tech Talk World Tour sessions are "highly technical", Apple explains, as a team of expert will travel around the world covering advanced coding and design techniques that developers can implement in their apps.
Tech Talk is free and developers can register with their existing Dev account, however they can't bring guests as registration is limited to those who got a confirmation email from Apple. Each Tech Talk will share the same agenda and sessions listed on Apple's website, and developers can't register for more than one city as Apple wants "to give as many developers as possible the opportunity to attend a Tech Talk". Apple also states that pre-release software may be covered at Tech Talk, so developers will have to follow the iOS Developer Program License Agreement and Registered Apple Developer Agreement to not share confidential information.
Topics that will be covered in each Tech Talk session include iPhone and iPad User Interface Design, AirPlay, UIKit, Turn-Based Gaming with Game Center, AV Foundation, Core Image and Newsstand apps. Developers can register for Tech Talk World Tour 2011 on Apple's official page for the event.