The 2010 annual Apple World Wide Developers Conference began today at 10:00am PST, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. What makes this event so special is the history of the company and its current CEO, Steve Jobs. Both have returned 'from the ashes' like a Phoenix to resurrect themselves and grow into formidable icons. Jobs overcame his own health crisis in 2008 by survivng liver transplant surgery. Apple, the company, survived a scary downturn in the early 1990's to return to profitability and reverence in the computer industry.
Check out the program tracks here. The WWDC Annual event dates back to 1983, when it was held in Monterey, CA. It has seen the likes of the Macintosh, Powerbook, Newton, iPod, PowerMac, iMac, iPhone and most recently, the iPad. A crucial strategic decision in 2006 proved to be a difference maker for Apple as they incorporated and subsequently marketed Intel processors in new products moving forward. Since that milestone, Apple has become a major force in the computing industry, leveraging its expertise and saavy with human interfaces, new product innovation and marketing to elevate the computer-human experience.
Watch a preview of today's opening with Christie Duffy from SmartTrend News:
Watch Steve Jobs deliver the (now famous) commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005: