It has been a long while since Apple hosted a developer “Tech Talk.” The company used to host them on a pretty regular basis years ago, but they ended the run back in 2016. At the time, and by the next year, it looked like Apple wasn’t planning on bringing them back. And that was the case for several years, but, here we are in 2021, and Apple has seen a way forward with new developer talks.
Announced today that it is bringing back its developer Tech Talks beginning this month. Specifically, they will kick off the all-digital effort on Monday, October 25, 2021. The talks will run until Friday, December 17, 2021. The classes are designed to give developers even more information related to Apple’s efforts related to helping developers build apps, including information regarding Apple APIs and other technologies. There will be over 100 live sessions over the course of the talks, with over 1,500 available office hours to boot.
Developers will be able to request on-on-one guidance, get their questions answered, and dive into a ton of technical details.
Per today’s confirmation:
Our live sessions can help you integrate the latest technologies into your apps, learn techniques and best practices, and get your questions answered in a group setting. Register now to learn about advancements in machine learning, SwiftUI, and more. Sessions have limited capacity so that we can best answer your questions. Select sessions are available in Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Meet with Apple experts for one-on-one 30-minute conversations about Apple technologies, design, coding, app review, and App Store Connect. We’ll help you improve your app, refine its design, resolve issues, and better understand guidelines and tools. Appointments are available in local time and language for Japan and Korea, and in local time for several regions.
Apple says the company will be posting new tech talks every two weeks. They will be made available on the web, via the website, or in the official Apple Developer app. Registration is open today, as is requests for office hours. You can do that from here.
From today’s announcement:
Every single day, developers around the world are creating incredible apps and games for our platforms, and it’s our goal to provide them with every resource we can to help make the hard work they put in that much easier and more impactful,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Our team is looking forward to connecting with even more developers around the world so we can better support the important work of this incredibly valued community, and listen to and learn from them.
This was a pretty great resource for many developers back in the day, so hopefully it will be a welcomed addition for developers in 2021 as well.