[This blog does not contain any technical information. Also, I am an Apple fan, probably my blog will be purely subjective.]
Today, December 8, was very special day for me.
It was my birthday, which was meaningful to me and my parents.
Also, it was the event day for iOS Tech Talk in Seoul, which was meaningful to every iOS developer in S. Korea.
One of the greatest things I didn’t expect from this event was to be able to meet the same instructors who were at the WWDC. In other words, this Tech Talk event can be considered as the extension of WWDC, not the another kind.
To some people, including myself, these instructors are the Rock Stars. They were touring around the world to excite their fans. Some people took pictures with their stars. I didn’t do it because I thought it could be perceived as objectifying them, which could be impolite. However, I just hope I don’t regret not taking pictures with them, later.
Aside their professional authority in the field of software development, the instructors were extremely friendly. They were so generous enough to pay good attention to people they never met before, who kept asking annoying questions. Probably, it’s their job requirement as the Apple Evangelists. However, it’s impossible to ignore but respect their effort.
This one day event did impress me a lot, strengthening my positive perception about Apple and its people. They do know how to make their fans happy.
Allow me to reuse the tweet I shared: With these enthusiastic, friendly and yet extremely professional masters, the future of Apple will stay to be bright, I think. Even if Steve is no longer with them, with us.
I definitely want to attend WWDC 2012. Not only because I am eager to learn new technologies, but also I want to continue the joyful conversation I was having with the masters. Now it’s clear to me that, everything about Apple has become very personal to me.