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.
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.
Thanks for the reply. I also saw that article published October 1983. For anyone else:
This is a wiki indicating as well this event happened in August;
Wikipedia itself mentions a 1983 independent developer conference which required an NDA but links ultimately the same references above.
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