Free alternative to Apple’s WWDC launches

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Getting a ticket into WWDC is increasingly becoming akin to winning a lottery. And with tickets to this year’s conference selling out in under two minutes, and only five thousand of $1,599 seats available, Apple’s annual pilgrimage for developers is quickly becoming too crowded a place. Enter #AltWWDC, a free and open five-day alternative to Apple’s summer event.

Basically the conference that happens outside the conference, #AltWWDC takes place June 10-14, 2013 at the San Francisco State University’s Downtown Campus at 845 Market Street, only a block from the Moscone building…

Their blurb:

Five days of talks, food, co-working, and mingling with other developers all without the bar noise. Got a WWDC ticket? Didn’t get a WWDC ticket? Doesn’t matter – the conference happens outside the conference.

With free lunch everyday, Wi-Fi access and coffee machines all over the place, the event promises to become the mingling place for those unfortunate developers who couldn’t secure their WWDC ticket.

The #AltWWDC organizers – Appsterdam, a non-profit by app makers, for app makers – also confirmed a list of speakers, which include Mike Lee, Victor Agreda, Jr., Brett Terpstra, Brent Simmons, Saul Mora and many others.

There will be a keynote breakfast on Monday, June 10, 2013 between 10:00am and 12:00pm where visitors will get to watch live WWDC streams “as we catch up on the news and events coming out of the WWDC keynote.”

If you’re interested, check out the #AltWWDC web site.