I’m back from San Francisco after getting my brain stuffed with so much material that it almost hurts. The conference was great and the people I met aswell but the food sucked (as expected). What I learned is that don’t hesitate to skip sessions for labs. The problem with the sessions was that they were often either too basic or too advanced.
Some sessions marked as ‘intermediate’ should have been filed under ‘beginner’ but I tried to leave those as soon as I got the idea of the material covered. On the other hand, the expert sessions were sometimes so hardcore that the engineers had to rush through the material to get everything done in time. I wouldn’t mind having some of those sessions a bit longer and at a decent pace.
However the labs rocked! Apple engineers are very, very nice people, both patient and willing to help. Talking to the person who made the stuff you are dealing with is invaluable.
Overall, I would highly recommend going to WWDC for any serious developer. Also, you are guaranteed to meet other like minded people, which is both useful and fun.