LIVE near WWDC 2019

a benefit concert for

App Camp For Girls

Presented by Capital One


LIVE near WWDC 2019 has come and gone! See you in 2020!

Thanks to everyone who made this show a big success—Capital One and the rest of our sponsors; all 24 performers from around the world; and the sold-out crowd who came out to see the show and support the mission of App Camp For Girls!

Join the low-volume James Dempsey and the Breakpoints mailing list
to get early access to LIVE near WWDC tickets for future shows.

General Admission: $35.00
VIP Ticket: $125.00

LIVE near WWDC 2019
Wed, June 5th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Ritz, 400 S. First Street, San Jose

Join James Dempsey and the Breakpoints for an evening of mingling and music to benefit the mission of App Camp For Girls!

Now in its eighth year, the annual James Dempsey and the Breakpoints show has become a WWDC week tradition.

Our musical band of techies, nerds, and community luminaries come together from around the world to perform LIVE near WWDC. The show is a full concert of humorous, original, programming-oriented songs, including favorites from our iTunes chart-topping, #5 Billboard comedy album Backtrace.

  • Doors open at 7:00 PM for the cocktail hour with plenty of time to meet and mingle.

  • The music starts about 8:30 PM when James Dempsey and the Breakpoints take the stage.

  • No WWDC ticket is required to attend, but attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

  • There will be an open bar, with top-shelf liquors, beer and wine flowing from 7:00 - 11:00 pm.


Be a VIP!
By purchasing a VIP ticket, you go above and beyond to support App Camp’s mission, plus:

  • Separate VIP line for faster entry into the event

  • Access to the exclusive VIP section at the event

  • Recognition for your generosity up on the big screen during the cocktail hour

  • NEW for 2019: A limited edition VIP pin to commemorate the night!




LIVE near WWDC 2019 is now sold out.

Sorry that you missed out on the show this year.

A small number of tickets may be available on the show day. Follow @jamesdempsey for announcements.

 Join the low-volume James Dempsey and the Breakpoints mailing list
to get early access to LIVE near WWDC tickets for future shows.


About App Camp For Girls

App Camp For Girls is a place where girls, transgender and gender non-conforming youth can put their creative power to work, conceptualizing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by role models who are professional software developers. When youth see how fun and creative app development can be, they'll be more likely to pursue a career in software development and technology. The inaugural season of App Camp for Girls took place in the summer of 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

Want to know more? Check out this awesome camp testimonial video, and be sure to download the young developers’ top rated app, the App Camp for Girls Quiz Compendium in the iTunes Store!

http://www.appcamp4girls.com | @appcamp4girls

About James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

James Dempsey and the Breakpoints is a nerdy, nerdy band performing humorous, original songs about software development, including favorites from their #5 Billboard-charting comedy album Backtrace. This year marks the 8th annual LIVE near WWDC concert, making the show a true WWDC-week tradition.

James is a fifteen-year Apple veteran gone indie as an iOS and macOS developer, trainer, speaker, and songwriter. The Breakpoints are a fabled group of talented techies-by-day and musicians-by-night who help bring these songs to life.

http://jamesdempsey.net |  @jamesdempsey

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the recent App Camp for Girls announcement affect the LIVE near WWDC event?
The event will happen as planned and will continue to raise funds to support the mission of App Camp For Girls. Please read this update for additional details.

I can't attend the event. How can I still contribute to App Camp for Girls?
You can make a donation online by choosing the Donation - No Ticket option.

My organization is interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities. Who should I contact?
We’d love to hear from you! Please contact sponsorship@appcamp4girls.com

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. To enter the event you must be 21 years of age or older. IDs will be checked at the door.

Do I need a WWDC ticket to attend?
No. You do not need a WWDC ticket to attend this event. We encourage anyone in town during WWDC-week to attend!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions about the event, contact info@livenearwwdc.com.