JailbreakCon 2012, which not only offered jailbreak enthusiasts the chance to learn from the best by means of various workshops, but once again displayed to the world what a thriving and talented community the scene has forged over the past few years, and with the likes of Saurik, Pod2g and iH8sn0w all giving speeches, it was always going to be an event to remember.
As you'll probably be aware, this year's Worldwide Jailbreak Convention (WWJC '12) will commence in a short while, and unlike Apple's WWDC keynotes, the celebration and insight into the jailbreaking community will be available to watch as a live stream; details after the jump!
Here at Redmond Pie, we dedicate a great deal of our time and resources to covering as much of the Cydia scene as possible, and while we're all more than aware of the many benefits a jailbreak can bring in terms of functionality and customization, we'd never have pitched it as a potential tool for aiding the disabled.
Didn't manage to snag tickets to WWDC 2012? Fear not, for one group of plucky people is putting on a WWDC clone. Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is the biggest thing on a developer's calendar. Offering workshops on all things Mac and iOS, the get-together is more than just an excuse to meet up with all your developer friends and have a few drinks, although that is one of the added bonuses.
Considering we run a number of posts which are dedicated to tutorials on how to jailbreak iOS devices, as well as featuring new and impressive tweaks and enhancements which find their way onto Cydia, the chances are, that a good portion of those reading this have enjoyed the benefits which a liberated Apple device can bring. What started out as an exercise of technical ability has turned into a thriving and talented community which features security researchers, developers, device interface artists, and a loyal user base who support and drive the innovation forward.
Every now and then, an event comes along which stands out from the rest and makes its name due to the fact that it is either the first of its kind, or, does something which has already been done but in an entirely different way. Toward the back end of 2011, we were proud to be involved as media partners for the MyGreatFest event, which took part in the heart of London, featuring some of the most prominent names that are associated with the jailbreak community on one way or the other.