Apple will be educating iOS developers on how to take full advantage of the their most advanced iOS via the iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011. It will be held in 9 cities worldwide and Beijing will be one of them.
Beijing in China and Seoul in South Korea will be the only 2 venues in Asia. Given the fact that China is one of Apple’s largest markets, that would be main reason why Beijing was chosen to participate in this world tour, aside from Berlin, London, Rome, São Paulo, New York City, Seattle and Austin. I took the photo below with yesterday – and it shows the growing influence of Apple in China.
So what’s iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011 all about? Apple mentioned in their FAQs that “we want to help iOS developers take their apps to the next level using the exciting new technologies in iOS 5. Our team of experts will visit nine cities around the world, covering advanced coding and design techniques that you can take advantage of in your apps. Since Tech Talks are highly technical, it’s important that you have experience programming with the iOS SDK and have an app actively in development or on the App Store.”
Apple has emphasized that this talk is not meant for beginners but rather for seasoned developers, with the help of experts, to gain valuable knowledge on advanced coding and design techniques beneficial for the ongoing development of App Store apps.
Since there are still slots available for Beijing, I decided to go ahead and sign up for this event. I hope they’ll approve me.