The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, May 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at a local bar to be named later.
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.
- Next Workshop: Explorations in Marketing for Indies Sat, May 16th.
- Upcoming “Side Project Saturday”: Philly, Saturday May 30th at IndyHall
- Book Club (New!), see meetup event for more info.
- Join us on Slack
- June Meeting Date Change: June 18th (Post WWDC)
- Website Reboot in progress, Volunteers wanted, Brainstorm notes online.
- Apple Watch
- WWDC / AltConf
- Release Notes Conference
- CocoaLove Conference
We continue to welcome Twilio who is our current long term sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads. Their support helps us provide pizza and refreshments at our main meetings.
Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.
For more info check out their website and if you have any question please contact Brent Schooley firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show and Tell
How to become a bluetooth low energy (BLE) developer for under $25, Taun Chapman
There are a lot of exciting developments happening with low energy wireless sensing and Apple led the way with the iPhone 4s. The first mobile device to support the new bluetooth low energy standard. Wireless sensing that can last for months/years on a watch button cell. Did you know you can get in on the fun for only $25? This talk will discuss the available BLE development hardware, how to get it and how to start developing new innovative BLE based apps without needing to be an electrical engineer.”
Debugging Tips, Robert L. Jones
Sharing some tips and tricks I’ve recently been making use of while debugging.
Cross-platform and Language, Pitfalls, Quirks, Anthony Colangelo
I’ve been working on an iOS and Mac framework written in Swift with Objective-C compatibility and will talk about some things to remember when working cross-platform/language.
Fwd Vü - collaborative commerce, Sean Connelly
App Demo. Fwd Vü lets you go “beyond the like” with any business — anywhere! Find a business you love, let them know how much you intend to spend with them over time, and what you’d like in return. SIMPLE - that’s Fwd Vü, collaborative commerce at it’s best!
Fear, Uncertainty, and Third-Party Libraries — Curtis Herbert
Sometimes fear or a bad experience can hold us back from embracing third-party dependancies that would let us focus more on our customers’ problems than on the technical challenges we need to solve along the way. It can be fun to re-invent the wheel, we are engineers after all, but do we have the time to spare in this market?
I want to take a very pragmatic look at the affects of embracing community libraries. There are lots of non-obvious tradeoffs we make when we choose to either embrace or re-invent, and I’ll be looking at those tradeoffs as they relate to common reasons I hear from people about why they are afraid to embrace third-party libraries.
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:
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.
Group website: http://phillycocoa.org