Chris (bovinator) wrote,

The Keynote. San Fran Day 3

Today started at 5am for us.  We wanted to get good seats for the Keynote address which starts the conference.  So we got up at 5 and made our way down to the Moscone West Center at 6am and found that there were 460 odd people ahead of us.  On of James' mates lined up at midnight and was 8th in the queue.  What was really funny was that only a couple of metres behind him, a few more AUC people had lined up 5 hours later.

The doors were opened at 7.30am and we moved inside where they had set up tables every 20 metres with bagels, donuts, muffins and other cakes for breakfast.  Considering I'm trying to lose weight, I cringed at the sight.  

At 9.45am, they let us into the auditorium for the keynote.  The keynote itself was pretty cool, each new feature that was announced was met by loud applause - some with cheers of celebration.  It really was something else.  Some of the new things announced were new lines of Mac Book Pro notebooks which were faster and cheaper, the next OS X operating system, the next iPhone operating system and a new model of iPhone.

After the keynote finished, they served lunch and we took it back to the hotel room as there was no room to eat it there.  Returned to the conference at 2pm for the next session which was a kick off session leading into some 'state of the nation' sessions for the Apple operating system and development tools.

The final session I attended was an introduction into Objective C, which is the language used to write Apple OSX applications and iPhone applications.

Not much happened tonight due to the fact that we were up so early and we're all crashing one by one by 10pm.  I've lasted till 11pm, but I too, will crash once I've written thi....................
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