Jason Snell, writing for iMore:
Quite simply, there’s no single event on the calendar that draws enough of us together in one location: WWDC has critical mass. […]
During WWDC week in the area around the Moscone convention center, the bars and restaurants are filled with computer people. There are parties, meet-ups, live podcasts, group trips to Giants games, you name it. It’s very much what Macworld Expo felt like, once upon a time — when it was the definitive week for the tribe to gather. But it passed the torch to WWDC many years ago.
I wish there was a gathering that was little bit easier on the bank account and more broad in scope, but I’m very happy that WWDC has become what it has.