CocoaConf Raleigh 2012

This weekend I was a speaker and attendee at CocoaConf Raleigh. Now in it’s second year in Raleigh the conference has matured into a great traveling conference (This year they were in Chicago, DC, Columbus, and Portland) with a lot of great sessions. I’ll review my session, discuss the sessions I attended, and talk about the conference overall. The Conference Last year my biggest complaint about the conference was the location.

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→ Introducing CocoaHeads TV

CocoaHeads is a great thing. Once a month our local community gathers together to talk about Apple Development, be geeks, and even talk about the latest movies. I like to imagine it as mini-WWDCs happening once a month, all over the world. That was the one flaw though, I’d like to visit all the CocoaHeads and see what they are talking about too. I noticed a few other groups had recorded their meetings, so I started recording our sessions hoping that more groups would do the same.

It hasn’t happened yet – most groups don’t record their sessions. What if there was a site that aggregated videos from all CocoaHeads groups? Would creating a place specifically for CocoaHeads videos help?

I think it’s worth exploring, so a couple weeks ago I launched CocoaHeads TV. Right now we have videos from Australia, China, France, and the United States.

→ Interviewed by

I had the honor of being interviewed by ObjectiveSee which is a great site featuring Interviews with Apple iOS and Mac developers.

I really like what Justin Watt is doing with that site and it really is cool to be listed with the other developers there.

Some of the other cool interviews to check out are (to name just a few, because they are all good): Josh Abernathy, Loren Brichter, Mike Rundle, and Sam Soffes.

iOSDevCampDC 2012

This weekend I traveled up to Washington D.C. to attend iOSDevCampDC - a one day, single track, conference for iOS developers. I was also able to meet a few people in the D.C. Cocoa community. I had a great time and came away with a few notes to highlight. The Conference The organizers did a great job putting the conference together, supplying food, and even swag. The conference shirt might even be one of my new favorite shirts.

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CocoaConf Raleigh 2011

This weekend I was a speaker and attendee at CocoaConf; a 2-day conference series for Mac and iOS developers. It was a small conference that left time for people to actually meet each other and had many great sessions from great developers. Here I’ll review the conference, a selection of my favorite sessions, and a post-mortem of my sessions. The Conference After having been to Autodesk University a couple years and then WWDC this year, it is refreshing to go to a conference where you can actually talk to every attendee.

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