As we announced earlier this year, PoaTek was represented by iOS Software Engineer Matheus Rabelo at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). He was a free ticket to attend all five days of the event.

Here’s what Matheus says about his experience in San Jose, CA, where the event was hosted.

The arrival

Matheus arrived on June 2nd at San Jose. The check-in for the event started on Sunday morning, where all attendees received a badge and a coat – a traditional ceremony of all WWDC events.

Just after the check-in at the McEnery Convention Center, on Sunday, the scholars participants took a shuttle provided by Apple and were led to a “secret spot”: The Apple Park, in Cupertino.

After a lunch break, the scholars got to know the Steve Jobs Theater, inaugurated last year for the release of iPhone X. “We had insights from a few executives and engineers from Apple. Tim Cook also stopped by!”, exclaims Matheus.

The main event

The WWDC started officially at 10 am on June 4th, Monday, with the announcement of the new updates of Apple’s softwares like iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS. “This year, Apple focused a lot on the stability and security of its operational systems”, says Matheus. Other topics such as Augmented Reality and Machine Learning were also strongly debated.

Matheus also participated of the Platforms State of the Union session, a keynote focused on more technical aspects of the changes in the operating systems. He also joined the Apple Design Awards, an award hosted by Apple show for the best apps of the year available at App Store.

Throughout the week, our iOS Software Engineer says he has participated in Sessions – a series of lectures on specific subjects – and Labs – get-togethers with Apple engineers.

Matheus left California on June 9th, Saturday. He is now visiting one of our clients in Florida and will return next week.

We’ll keep you posted on more detailed info of what happened in the WWDC18 event, so stay connected with us!