Lucky Dev Gets Second Chance After WWDC 2013 Sellout
WWDC 2013 Tickets went on sale Thursday morning and were gone in a matter of minutes, leaving more than a few prominent developers red-faced and steaming. However, in its sometimes infinite wisdom, Apple is offering select developers a chance to purchase tickets.
Eric Doleki, the guy behind Analog2 (iOS), tried to buy WWDC 2013 at the tick of the clock Thursday morning, but was confronted by the now infamous “We are unable to process your request” error message. Last year, that would have been that.
Here in 2013, however, Doleki got a second chance when Apple called with an unexpected offer:
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.
Naturally, lots of other folks weren’t as lucky. Nevertheless, ’twas pretty cool that Apple held back some WWDC 2013 tickets for developers that got left out in the cold by the process — good on ya, Apple…
What’s your take?