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    Posted on July 2nd, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I had a chance to attend WWDC 2016 which took place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the Keynote and the party and Moscone West for everything else. In another blog post I had shared some photos from the last year’s WWDC 2015 . That post also includes various places that you may want to visit while you are in SF; so you may want to take a look at that post too.

    This post includes public information related to WWDC 2016, SF, CA, USA. I am not allowed to share certain photos inside the conference building and WWDC party photos. Other than those, you can find plenty of information through out pages of this post if you plan to attend WWDC in the future. Even though the place can change, I believe that it will still be useful.

    On the last page of this blog post, I shared many tips that I think you may find useful; if you don’t want to see photographs or watch the videos, you may just skip to the last page.

     

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    When you arrive at SFO, depending on where you will stay you can take a taxi, call uber or use public transport. I stayed at a hotel close to Moscone West.

    If you plan to attend to the conference you need to book as soon as possible because the price at the hotels close to the conference buildings will be very expensive when compared with almost any hotels. Apple can make agreements with 3rd party reservation companies to provide cheaper accommodation. (Apple is not responsible for the accommodation) Even though you can reserve your room through them, if you want to pay the cheapest price, I recommend you to “still” compare it with popular booking websites as you can book far cheaper.

    If you are like me and your hotel is close enough to public transport stations, you have to take the BART. The photo above shows the spot you have to wait. You need to take the train that goes to down town, which is normally at the left side when you enter the BART section from SFO. You can use ticket vending machines to purchase a ticket to the station you want to go. You can see how much you should pay on the paper located on the ticket wending machine. Roundtrip ticket is not cheaper, it is exactly the same if you purchase the return ticket later. So if you don’t have enough cash, don’t worry, you can purchase it right before you return to SFO from the down town. If you have time and enough cash purchase the ticket for the return too; so you won’t take out your cash from your pocket to purchase a ticket at the down town stations in front of other people.

     

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    2 nights before the keynote. Powell St.

    Tomorrow I will get my badge, otherwise I have to wait in another queue to get the badge on the keynote day, which will prevent me from getting inside the keynote building after the main queue.

    In the previous years some people couldn’t get into the main keynote area and there was overflow-rooms to watch the keynote, but in 2015 and 2016 everyone was able to watch the keynote in the main area.

     

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    I ate many times at Lori’s Diner located on the Powell St.

    If you plan to try there, walk the hill on the Powell St. Until you see it on the left. You won’t miss it as it has neon lights.

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    If you want to get on one of these, you can purchase a ticket on the cable car, or if you plan to use it a lot in you may consider City Pass. These are not just for tourists actually, because there is no other public transport on Powell St. So, it is a necessary transport if you don’t want to walk (or take a cab/uber) along the Powell St. towards north. It is normally crowded, therefore don’t plan to get your huge luggages with you. You can wear a small backpack; in that case if you plan to hold the bars and stand on your foot all the way, wear your backpack in the opposite direction: wear it to your front, otherwise you will hit your bag to the face of people who sit in the cable car.

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