As has been widely reported, tickets for WWDC 2013 sold out in less than two minutes. This of course left many individuals feeling left out, but it made the process somewhat more fair. Developers that had the resources in the past to guarantee a ticket were this year forced to enter the two-minute lottery at the same time–just like everyone else. This left some who have always had the opportunity of attending the conference out of luck. According to MacRumors, certain developers are receiving calls from Apple with a second chance.
According to a tweet from Red Sweater Software founder Daniel Jalkut, Apple called him up apologizing that he missed his chance at getting a ticket to WWDC.
I pick up and a nice guy tells me he’s from Apple Developer Support and that they noticed that I tried to purchase a ticket today and that the transaction didn’t go through. I told him that was true. I thought the next thing out of his mouth would be an apology or something – just to be nice.
He then proceeds to tell me that he’s got good news – a ticket has been reserved for me in my name and that I’ll be receiving an email from Developer Support within 12 hours with instructions on how to purchase the pass. He thanked me for supporting the platform, etc.
As MacRumors has noted, “Dolecki’s story has been confirmed by several other developers on Twitter who have also received phone calls from Apple.”
Were you one of the lucky few who got a second chance?