Apple will offer Leopard training sessions at developer conference

Note: This story originally appeared on Macworld.com.

Apple Inc. posted information to its Web site on Monday detailing what sessions it will offer developers at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference, which will obviously focus on Mac OS X Leopard, takes place June 11-15 in San Francisco.

One popular Apple product not mentioned is the iPhone. Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations, said that the iPhone would not be released until June, and Apple did not want comment further on the product until then.

Apple will help developers get the most out of Leopard with over 100 sessions and labs. As with past developer conferences, Apple engineers who work on the technologies present the sessions, so developers get the benefit of their first-hand experience.

The six technical tracks at this year's WWDC are Leopard Innovations, Mac OS X Essentials, Developer Tools, Information Technologies, Graphics & Imaging, and Content & Media.

Traditional Macintosh and student developers are not the only ones Apple is courting for WWDC. The company is also inviting many Windows and Linux developers to this year's event.

"One of the most popular questions we get from developers is 'where can I find some great Mac engineers?'" said Okamoto. "We are going to invite the Windows and Linux engineers and help them leverage their experience to become Mac engineers."

In 2006, over 4,000 developers attended the Apple conference.

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