June Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, June 9th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fox and Hound Sports Bar at 1501 Spruce Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from LAZ Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

While we will still have pizza and refreshments, they will have to enjoyed in the hallway outside the briefing room from now on. We can no longer bring in food or drink into the main briefing room area. Sorry for the inconvience.

Industry News

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor.

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Show and Tell

Making a 2d game with SpriteKit and GameplayKit, Mike Stubna

In order to better learn programming for iOS in Swift, I explored making a simple 2d game using SpriteKit and GameplayKit. I’ll discuss examples of what is and isn’t provided by the frameworks and language; topics include: isometric graphics, graph traversal, and performance considerations.

Basic Debugging, Mike Zornek

For new Cocoa programmers, getting a solid grasp of the debugging tools that are available can be a huge milestone. In this show and tell we’ll review the basics and give some recommendations for learning more.

Main Talk

The Making of ROAR for Good’s Safety App — Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine and Kostas present ROAR for Good. This talk will briefly review ROAR’s first product, the Athena wearable (a BLE safety device) and show current progress on the companion iOS app and the thinking behind it.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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May Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, May 12th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fox and Hound Sports Bar at 1501 Spruce Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from LAZ Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions has renewed their sponsorship and is supporting CocoaHeads through 2016!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference. 2016 is sold out but session videos should be available in time. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Zenus VR (Game Demo) , Kevin ‘Phiggs’ Tarr

Zenus VR, is an iOS outer space virtual reality first-person shooter, set out 2,000 years in the future. The game will be demoed using the Google Cardboard glasses and lucky volunteer from the audience. We’ll mirror their experience on the TVs for the rest of us.

Realtime collaborative editing using Operational Transformations, Kostas

Kostas will demo a Swift implementation of an Operational Transformations-based editor and discuss possible uses for the technology.

YapDatabase, Corey Floyd

Overview of Yapdatabase - a database framework. Architecture; Comparison with Core Data; Use cases.

Main Talk

How to Automate Testing of your Swift iOS Apps, Andy Obusek

Automated tests reduce bugs, improve code maintainability, and serves as documentation. The landscape of test tools for iOS software development has never been better. I’m going to walk through examples of how to improve your iOS apps through automated testing using a couple different tools including XCTest, KIF, and FBSnapshotTestCase. While I’m at it, I’ll even show you how test driven development can be adopted with these tools.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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April Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, April 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fox and Hound Sports Bar at 1501 Spruce Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

We currently have a waitlist, so please update your RSVP if needed so we can host as many as possible.

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from LAZ Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • 360iDev Conf, Aug 21-24
    • Use “cocoacommunity” for 15% off
  • April WWDC lottery (soon?)

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

[Chariot Solutions]((http://chariotsolutions.com/who-we-are/careers/) has renewed their sponsorship and is supporting CocoaHeads through 2016!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference. 2016 is sold out but session videos should be available in time. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Kicking the tires on Azure for API hosting - Kevin Lee

Given the runaway momentum of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft would like to promote adoption of its Azure Cloud Computing Platform. Microsoft Azure is promising. However, it suffers from a Windows and Visual Studio-first focus. In this show & tell, I will describe my attempt(s) to deploy and host API code on Azure using a Mac.

Fastlane and Jenkins - Corey Floyd

Why small/single dev shops can benefit, the basic setup of Fastlane and Jenkins and the top 10 cool things you can with Fastlane.

See also: Wikimedia Apps/Team/iOS/CI, documentation for both the Wikimedia iOS Team and as a general guide for setting up continuous integration for iOS projects.

Main Talk

Building Your App SDK With Swift: A Soup to Nuts Guide — Jordan Yaker

Do you have an application that you want iOS developers to be able to natively integrate in to their applications? Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to make an SDK work? If the answer to any of these is yes, then come see Jordan Yaker present the results of his recent quest to build a developer-centric iOS SDK for his application and learn how you can build one too!

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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March Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, March 10th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fox and Hound Sports Bar at 1501 Spruce Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from LAZ Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • March Apple Event?
  • April WWDC lottery?

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

[Chariot Solutions]((http://chariotsolutions.com/who-we-are/careers/) has renewed their sponsorship and is supporting CocoaHeads through 2016!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (2015 archive / 2106 tickets) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Andrew Theken - React-native for iOS

React Native is a framework developed by Facebook which takes the lessons and patterns learned from React (js) on the web, and makes them available on native platforms (iOS and Android).

We’ll cover the core pattern behind React, why it’s valuable, and some of the basics of developing with the React Native framework.

Amit Rao - How to Achieve 60 FPS Scrolling

Recently Amit was lucky to work on improving the scrolling performance of a native iPhone app. In this talk he will share some of the tools & tech used to achieve 60 fps scrolling of a UICollectionView.

Eric Kille - Bag Toss App Demo

http://bagtossapp.com/

Kostas Nasis - Appy Birthday App Demo

Talks

Swift Error Handling like a Boss — Tom Piarulli

If you’ve been learning Swift you’re probably familiar with the new try-catch error handling, but did you know that with things like enums, protocol extensions, and generics you can easily capture and report any error without cluttering up your code? This talk will focus on taking advantage of new Swift concepts to remove the pain from error handling and eliminate the dreaded unknown error.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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February Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, February 11th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from LAZ Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • March Apple Event?
  • April WWDC lottery?

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

[Chariot Solutions]((http://chariotsolutions.com/who-we-are/careers/) has renewed their sponsorship and is supporting CocoaHeads through 2016!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (2015 archive / 2106 tickets) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Eric Kille - Bag Toss App Demo

http://bagtossapp.com/

Talks

The Making of ROAR for Good’s Safety App — Yasmine Mustafa & Kostas

Yasmine and Kostas present ROAR for Good. This talk will briefly review ROAR’s first product, the Athena wearable (a BLE safety device) and show current progress on the companion iOS app and the thinking behind it.

http://www.roarforgood.com

Swift Error Handling like a Boss — Tom Piarulli

If you’ve been learning Swift you’re probably familiar with the new try-catch error handling, but did you know that with things like enums, protocol extensions, and generics you can easily capture and report any error without cluttering up your code? This talk will focus on taking advantage of new Swift concepts to remove the pain from error handling and eliminate the dreaded unknown error.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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CocoaLove Conference 2016

Its back for another year!

For anyone who has never heard, CocoaLove is a conference that brings the Apple community together and focuses on talks that aren’t deprecated at the next WWDC. It’s structured to build meaningful connections throughout the weekend that are more than just a stack of business cards. Join and enjoy a unique Philly experience.

After the huge success with the new scholarship program last year, they’re bringing it back! Are you a woman, minority, single parent, LGBTQIA, or disabled individual? Read more and learn to help make CocoaLove more accessible to you. If you’re considering attending CocoaLove this year please consider donating towards the scholarship fund.

Speaking of “if you’re planning on attending” early bird tickets are now on sale! Like, right now. It can be hard to sell employers on business trips later in the year, especially in the later summer after the massive WWDC’s expense has hit, so they wanted to make sure you have the best odds of attending by opening up sales much earlier than normal.

Details can be found here: cocoalove.org

Check out our 2014 videos here: https://vimeo.com/channels/cocoalov…e2014

We also have our first set of 2015 videos out with a new set trickling in every day this week: https://vimeo.com/channels/cocoalov…e2015

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January Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, January 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • Apple TV event in NY, Jan 12th
    • We have some CocoaHeads going, enjoy — let us know how it goes.
  • New collection of betas (iOS 9.3, Xcode 7.3, etc.)
  • “Eduction Preview” — Multi-user iPads

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio has been a longterm, multi-year sponsor of CocoaHeads.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

[Chariot Solutions]((http://chariotsolutions.com/who-we-are/careers/) has renewed their sponsorship and is supporting CocoaHeads through 2016!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (2015 archive / 2106 tickets) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

CloudMine Introduction and Demo

How to Learn a New Language, Kevin Lee

Primary Colors: Basic color theory every developer should know, Andrew Theken

Color is a fundamental part of user experience, let’s talk about some of the basics of color theory, and how these rules can be used to improve your app.

Talks

Consuming JSON in Swift, Mike Zornek

JSON is a fundamental internet format and if you are building iOS apps the chance you need to download and consume JSON files is extremely high. Additionally, with the introduction of the statically typed Swift language it’s been a little more difficult to work with JSON properly. This talk will cover what JSON is, how one can work with it naturally in Swift, the limitations of doing so, a review of a few popular third party solutions and the introduction of a new JSON tool about to be open sourced by Big Nerd Ranch.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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December Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, December 10th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • Swift Open Source!
  • https://github.com/apple
    • swift
    • swift-package-manager
    • swift-corelibs-foundation
    • swift-3-api-guidelines-review

Community News

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio is our longterm sponsor, supporting CocoaHeads for 17 months in a row!

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is a multi-month sponsor, supporting us through the end of the year.

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (recent archive) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

F-Script, Taun Chapman

F-Script for OS X is the missing Objective-C system browser. F-Script lets you introspect and browse just about any live OS X app including your own. The show and tell will demo using F-Script to explore Apple Mail implementation details and modify a live instance of Apple Mail. F-Script can also be embedded in your own apps for faster development and end user scripting.

ReplayKit, Kotaro Fujita

A quick demo of a simple way to implement a feature that can record your gameplay sessions (and apps?) and share them with your friends.

Client App Demo: caresinQ, Tom Piarulli

Tom will demo caresinQ, a platform that’s changing the way healthcare companies serve clients from inside their own home.

Talk

Tom Piarulli

Legal compliance is a daunting subject for any developer, especially when it involves the protection of individual’s private health information. Tom Piarulli will share his experiences and insights leading a development team on a built-from-scratch HIPAA compliant application. While it may seem like an industry reserved for large studios and corporations, with the right knowledge anyone can contribute to one of the most important technological revolutions of our day.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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November Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, November 12th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Industry News

  • AppleTV, released
  • iPad Pro, very soon.
  • Xcode 7.1 w/ iOS 9.1 (stable), 7.2 with iOS 9.2 (beta)

Community News

Sponsors

Twilio

Twilio is our longterm sponsor, supporting CocoaHeads for well over a year now.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Save the date: SIGNAL, Twilio’s developer conference for communications is coming up, May 24 & 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Twilio is also hosting rebroadcasts of the previous SIGNAL conference followed up by live QA with the product team. Check out the website for more info.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is a multi-month sponsor, supporting us through the end of the year!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (recent archive) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Scout, SnipSnap’s new saving assistant, Ian Smith

Overview of how the SnipSnap team was able to build a complete chat based product in two months.

Promises for the Future, Andrew Theken

Asynchronous programming is a cornerstone of creating responsive applications. There are many patterns that have been tried over the years to help programmers write async code without losing their minds. One particularly elegant pattern for dealing with the async operations is called “Promises” (or ‘Deferred,’ or ‘Futures’). PromiseKit is a framework that makes it easier to write async code, allowing you to to keep a more linear flow in your async code. I’ll cover some of the basic use cases for PromiseKit and how they can make your OS X or iOS applications easier to build and maintain.

Load Testing, Richard Friedman

Record mobile api calls on iOS using Apache JMeter and then play them back scale it out to simulate hundreds or thousands of users.

Supportify for iOS, Jordan Yaker

Supportify is a smart help center focused on allowing people to provide better help and support content in less time. The goal of the iOS component is to provide a convenient SDK that enabled iOS developers to easily include a help-center component within any iOS application.

Talk

SpriteKit/SceneKit: Then and Now, Kotaro Fujita

An overview on what’s new in SpriteKit and SceneKit in iOS 9. What these changes mean to the overall iOS ecosystem. What they mean to the gaming community as a whole.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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October Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space.

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

Sponsors

Twilio

I’ve very pleased to announce that Twilio has renewed their yearly sponsorship with us. Please consider sending them a thank you email or tweet and more so try out their cool APIs.

Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio is now also offering real-time video support in addition to their great audio and SMS APIs. For more info check out their website. If you have any question please contact our local representative, Brent Schooley brent@twilio.com.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is a multi-month sponsor, supporting us through the end of the year!

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (recent archive) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.

Show and Tell

Slowhand Demo, Bob DeKett

The Slowhand Personal Video Tutor is a first-of-its-kind teaching system that turns the world of internet videos into your own private stable of music teachers! Download videos of your favorite artists, lessons, concerts, and more, then use Slowhand’s built-in zoom and loop tools to focus in on the parts you want to learn.

Bob is also looking for help porting this to iMac and iOS.

Slopes 2.0, Curtis Herbert

Feels like a long time ago, but Slopes 1.0 was shown off 2 years ago at CocoaHeads in IndyHall. It’s done pretty well to date, and I’m taking a gamble on a new business model for 2.0. I’ll be showing off the new 2.0 features and talking about how I’m trying to make the app more sustainable from a business perspective.

Object-Oriented Programming - A Refresher for Professionals, Alfonso Guerra

Object-oriented languages have been popular for decades now, but their fundamental philosophies and advantages have been squandered under the strain of unrealistic development schedules and superficial training methods. In this brief presentation, you will be given the concepts and tactics that make OOP useful and help fulfill its promise of code reuse, adaptability and maintainability. Regardless of your programming skill level, you will almost certainly learn something new!

Implementing UIApplicationShortcutItems, Joe Cieplinski

Take advantage of 3D Touch with UIApplicationShortcutItems. These quick launch shortcuts can be added to your app in minutes and can provide great convenience to your customers. Considering how many built-in and 3rd party apps already have them, it’ll only be a short while before NOT having these shortcuts becomes this year’s “not adjusted for the 4.7 and 5-inch screens.” In this demo, we’ll walk through the steps of adding shortcuts and handling them in to two different apps, and discuss the sorts of things that can be done with them.

Whats new with SpriteKit & SceneKit, Kotaro Fujita

A brief overview of all the new things you can do with SpriteKit & SceneKit in iOS 9/El Capitan.

App Demo: 7 Minute Workout for Kids, Fitness Poker, Armen Papshev

A walk through of Armen’s latest apps.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

By attending an event or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

leadership@phillycocoa.org

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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