So, you’ve read the post’s title. Yes, it’s a bit late to publish it now, but anyway it may be helpful next year. For those who don’t get it, WWDC is a prestigious Apple’s conference for developers.
This script turned out not to be particularly useful this year, as Apple decided to make a lottery for deciding who can have a right to buy a ticket ($1600). Previous years, you could get a ticket during some time after announcement. In 2013, the tickets sold out in about 70 seconds! That’s why you could use a script to monitor the announcement to be able to grab a ticket faster.
Here’s what I came up with this year:
It’s actually a
crontab line that runs the script every 15 minutes (
*/15). To install, you could save it to a file like
~/.crontab, then run
crontab ~/.crontab. The idea behind the command is that it checks whether the WWDC page still has the previous year’s text (here,
WWDC 2013). If not, display an alert (with terminal-notifier).
ps. You can check the script isn’t failing by running