Well, the week has finally come to a close, and WWDC ended with it. Overall, I had a great time at the conference, and I’ll definitely be returning in future years. Even though it was larger than O’Reilly’s Mac OS X Conference, it was still fairly easy to meet new people and get to know them. I had the pleasure of meeting many Mac developers at various official and unofficial evening events, including Buzz Andersen, Jason Deraleau, Jim Gaynor, Joe Heck, Mike McCracken, Joe Pezzillo, Andrew Pontious, and Jonathan “Wolf” Rentzsch. Also, I was happy to see some familiar faces from previous conferences including Gus Mueller and Brent Simmons. I’m sure I’m forgetting some people here, so if I didn’t mention someone, I apologize.
WWDC is one of those conferences where ideas are born. Most of the sessions were about current Mac OS X technologies or new ones that will be introduced in Tiger. They show you how to use them, and seeing demos in action really start the wheels spinning in your head as to how you can use them yourself. In other words, it’s a great place to be when trying to start working on a new application, like I am doing for Gaucho Software.
So now that this week is over, I have to get back to the real world. Katrina and I have less than a week to pack everything up at home and start driving across the country to Michigan. It’s an understatement to say that this week will be busy, but I’m sure things will work out well and we’ll be enjoying our new life in Michigan before we know it. Even though I’ve only been “unemployed” for a month, I’m anxious to get back to work and get my new company off the ground.