For the first time ever Apple's World Wide Developers Conference will be a completely virtual experience. Commencing June 22nd, this years conference will be accessible around the globe through the Apple Developer App and Apple's Developer website.

Apple's SVP Phil Schiller had this to say via todays press release:

“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”

Apple's SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi also announced the Swift Student Challenge:

“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “As we look forward to WWDC20, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”

Students interested in the Swift Student Challenge can learn more at developer.apple.com/wwdc20/swift-student-challenge.  An exclusive WWDC20 jacket and pin set will be awarded to chosen winners.

A global online event this time around - it will be interesting to see how Apple arrange their session times and other programming.

Developers are encouraged to download the Apple Developer app where additional WWDC20 program information — including keynote and Platforms State of the Union details, session and lab schedules, and more — will be shared in June. Information will also be made available on the Apple Developer website and by email.

Interested in development? Fancy bringing your talents to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS? Enroll in the Apple Developer Program here.