Ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week, the company has opened registration for its Digital Lounges. The virtual spaces let developers and other WWDC22 attendees connect with Apple engineers and designers as well as other conference-goers.
WWDC22 Digital Lounges open for registration
Who can register? Anyone signed up as a member of the Apple Developer Program, as well as 2022 Swift Student Challenge winners, can now register for Digital Lounges on the WWDC22 website or in the Apple Developer app. (Anyone can join the Apple Developer Program for $99 per year. Membership offers access to Apple’s developer tools, the latest Apple betas and more.)
Digital Lounges will become active on June 7, the second day of WWDC22. The lounges offer opportunities for attendees to join in technical discussions, get questions answered, chat with other community members and more.
Last year, messaging app Slack hosted Digital Lounges, and the same will be true this year. Registered developers can participate for free.
WWDC22 runs from Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10. The annual developer conference will take place mostly online, though a few lucky folks will participate in-person at Apple Park.
Content from the conference will appear on the Apple Developer website and Apple Developer app.
Apple watchers expect the company to unveil its latest software, including iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16, during the opening keynote. There could even be new hardware showcased, too.