Apple Independent Developer conference(s)? 1983

9 posts / 0 new
Last post
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
Apple Independent Developer conference(s)? 1983

Hey all,

 

A neat letter showed up in a pile of Apple II docs I was sorting. It's is a letter thanking someone for having attended the independent developer conference in April 1983.

 

I looked into the conference just out of sheer curiosity, and found several references to a 1983 independent developer conference, but, that one happened in August 1983, several months after this letter. I can find no refernece to a conference earlier in the year. 

 

If someone wants me to scan the whole thing let me know and I'll pop it out of the frame I have it in. 

 

magnusfalkirk's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 hour 41 min ago
Joined: Feb 18 2007 - 11:46
Posts: 326
Apple Independent Developers Conference

After reading this I went looking through previous issue of Apple Orchard to see if I could find a mention of an earlier one and came up blank. The column about the Independent Developers Conference is in Vol 4 issue 7. Interestingly enough on the Wikipedia page about the Apple World Wide Developer Conference they mention that the first one took place in 1983 and was called the Independent Developers Conference.

 

magnus

Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
Magnus, Thanks for the reply.

Magnus,

 

Thanks for the reply. I also saw that article published October 1983. For anyone else:

https://archive.org/details/Apple-Orchard-v4n7-1983-Oct/page/n11/mode/2up

 

This is a wiki indicating as well this event happened in August;

 

https://apple.fandom.com/wiki/Apple_Independent_Software_Developers_Conference_1983

 

Wikipedia itself mentions a 1983 independent developer conference which required an NDA but links ultimately the same references above. 

Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 36 min ago
Joined: May 31 2022 - 18:18
Posts: 302
An Apple dev on FB recently

An Apple dev on FB recently (well, up to 6 months ago) shaed a photo from a simlar developer's conference, I think it's the same conference:Who do you know in the picture?Facebook

Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
jeff d wrote:An Apple dev on
jeff d wrote:

An Apple dev on FB recently (well, up to 6 months ago) shaed a photo from a simlar developer's conference, I think it's the same conference:Who do you know in the picture?Facebook

Thanks for sharing that, quite interesting. I wasn't present, so unforuntately I doubt I personally know anyone in that photo. I deactivated my facebook ages ago, but I can see the pic and comments. The comments mention the fall '83 conference but not one in the Spring. If you are so inclined you could share this thread in those comments (I know it's ancient so perhaps no point), as one of those gentlemen may actually know. 

I also found among the same documents a similar letter introducing the IIe. This one doesn't really raise any questions about timelines or anything like that, but it's cool to have (dated 1-19-1983). I have no reasonable doubt of the authenticity of either letter at this point. 

Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 36 min ago
Joined: May 31 2022 - 18:18
Posts: 302
Done, hopefully someone knows

Done, hopefully someone knows a bit more...

Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
jeff d wrote:Done, hopefully
jeff d wrote:

Done, hopefully someone knows a bit more...

Thank you! 

 

Another member requested I scan the full letter, so I'll do so ASAP. 

Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
Here are links to a 600DPI

Here are links to a 600DPI scan of this letter, as well as the aforementioned IIe introduction letter:

 

https://photosuckit.com/images/EPSON183.JPG (Independent dev conference, April 1983)

https://photosuckit.com/images/EPSON184.JPG (IIe Introduction letter, on the same letterhead)

 

 

 

Embeded images - Tom

Offline
Last seen: 1 day 2 hours ago
Joined: Jun 29 2018 - 16:55
Posts: 585
In an attempt to hopefully

In an attempt to hopefully gain some info, I wrote the general inquiry email address for Team Woz about this letter/conference. Their reply was pretty quick, but essentially "No Idea." 

 

For now this remains a mystery. 

Log in or register to post comments