It’s been 2 weeks since the WWDC 2018, and I just realised I haven’t posted anything about it.

It was my very first WWDC experience, and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve always been wanting to join the conference, last year I had the chance to apply but unfortunately, I didn’t get in. And this year, on the day the result was supposed to come out, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t do anything but kept refreshing my inbox. I almost jumped up from the toilet when I received the good news(yeah I was taking a shit…). But as time went by, my excitement went down like f(x) = 1/x. To be honest, I am not an Apple fan boy in any way, what pumped me is that I proved myself I could get the scholarship.

However, after the first day in San Jose, I already determined to apply again next year, because it is fucking amazing to be there with a bunch of other students who share the same passion and vision. Okay enough bullshit, let’s look at some pictures.

First Day: Hotel check in + Apple Park sneak peak.

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We weren’t allowed to enter the park, so…

Second Day: Conference check in + Steve Jobs Theatre + Orientation + FREE AIRPOD

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The conference badge with blue(just for scholars) strip.
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Apple park
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Steve Jobs Theatre

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Orientation. We were the very first “non-Apple employee” guys entering this building.

Day 3: The main event

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I didn’t take much photo during the keynote presentation because there’s no point taking any…..

Rest of the week: Labs and the Bash!!!

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San Jose McEnery Convention Centre
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Lab is a really good place to chill and talk to Apple engineers.
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Testing eGPU with Fortnite…good job apple.
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Cracking(or crashing?) the Machine Learning.
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The bash!
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Panic! At the Disco
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The awesome guys: Sameer, Pedro, me(the most awesome), Henry, James, Alex.

And that was it!

The most unforgettable thing was the fun times I spent with these friends, it was worth more than anything during the week. They really inspired me and motivated me –– AI, graphics, compiler, computer memory, all these things we went through, enlightened my path along Computer Science, and made me introspect: am I really satisfied with what college has to offer? Am I capable of creating something big by myself? Do I have the ability to make an impact in CS? I believe the answer is yes, and I’ll have a life time to prove it.