LeVar Burton & JJ Abrams To Speak At Apple's WWDC
In what Apple is billing as "Lunchtime Sessions" at its World Wide Developer Conference or WWDC, both Star Trek & Star Trek 2 director JJ Abrams & Star Trek: The Next Generation's LeVar Burton are scheduled to speak. Held at the Moscone West in San Francisco and set to run June 11th to the 15th, WWDC is the premiere event for Apple OSX & iOS developers. Hopefully you've already got your tickets and are set to attend because the conference has been sold out for weeks now. If you are going, be sure to check both of these sessions, they look like they'll satisfy both your inner Apple and Trek fan.
LeVar Burton's Lunchtime Session:
Technology and Storytelling: Making a Difference in the Digital Age
Join LeVar Burton as he shares the powerful impact that his mentors, technology, storytelling and science fiction have had on his life and how each has helped to shape his incredible life’s work. Be there as LeVar concludes the session with a personal demonstration of how he employs today’s latest technologies in his efforts to educate and enlighten — a world premier peek at his latest project, the Reading Rainbow App.
Wednesday at 12:45 - 1:45 PM in Presidio
JJ Abrams's Lunchtime Session:
The Physics of Inspiration
Where do ideas come from, and where do they lead? What is technology’s evolving role in storytelling? Filmmaker J.J. Abrams discusses his passion for blending analog with more modern tools in moviemaking and how he wrestles with what he sees as both the freedoms and challenges presented by today’s prosumer gadgetry. J.J. will also share his views on the importance of improvisation and experimentation in inspiring creative visual techniques and new forms of narrative.
Friday at 12:45 - 1:45 PM in Presidio
Check out the official WWDC website here.