November Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, November 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/

Because our main meetings have a seat cap and tend to generate a waitlist we ask you to make sure to keep your RSVP status up to date.

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

News

Sponsors

Twilio

Build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application. Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio continues to be a huge supporter of Philly CocoaHeads, sponsoring us for a third year in a row, well into 2017. Many member have used Twilio technology in projects to great effect. If you have any questions, our local rep is Brent Schooley brent@twilio.com.

Chariot Solutions

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

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads as well as a great supporter of all things tech in the Philadelphia area. Chariot is hiring mobile developers. For more info see their career page.

Show and Tell

Tuner App Demo, Ian

What Mobile Developers Should Know About Distributed Systems: Part 3, Kevin Lee

This multi-part lightning talk series will focus on important CS concepts and fundamentals that may be helpful for mobile developers to know. Part 3 will talk about Pets v. Cattle a.k.a. Infrastructure Automation.

Main Talks

Design by Intent, Taun Chapman

Good Design is an intentional process. When we make design decisions, those decisions are based on trying to achieve a certain objective. These intents are important to the design process and yet many are ignored by most of our design tools. This talk will highlight how our intents shape our design work. How our tools ignore these intents resulting in lost design information and developer friction. The talk will propose ways our tools or our habits could be modified to easily include the design intent thereby improving usability, reliability and end user satisfaction of the final product.

Dictionary Definition: Intend: “have (a course of action) as one’s purpose or objective”

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 an online book club. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

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

By attending an events 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 13th 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/

Because our main meetings have a seat cap and tend to generate a waitlist we ask you to make sure to keep your RSVP status up to date.

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

News

  • Philadelphia Startup Weekend

Sponsors

Twilio

Build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application. Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio continues to be a huge supporter of Philly CocoaHeads, sponsoring us for a third year in a row, well into 2017. Many member have used Twilio technology in projects to great effect. If you have any questions, our local rep is Brent Schooley brent@twilio.com.

Chariot Solutions

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

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads as well as a great supporter of all things tech in the Philadelphia area. Chariot is hiring mobile developers. For more info see their career page.

Buddybuild

Buddybuild ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform. No more cobbling together disparate systems to meet your mobile development needs. With buddybuild, you can focus on what matters most: creating awesome apps.

Buddybuild supports us this month, helping to fund Philly CocoaHeads event costs as well as the upcoming CocoaLove. If you have any questions, please see Chris after the meeting.

Show and Tell

Realtime Project EON chart in a web view on your iPhone, Lizzie Siegle

PubNub’s Project EON makes it easy to incorporate realtime charts and graphs into your apps. Because it’s a web framework, you need to use iOS web views when using it for iOS development. I’ll walk you through how to get started with PubNub, web views, and how I used it to make a heart rate monitor that sends heart rate data from the Apple Watch to the phone, and also to a Raspberry Pi.

What Mobile Developers Should Know About Distributed Systems: Part 2, Kevin Lee

This multi-part lightning talk series will focus on important CS concepts and fundamentals that may be helpful for mobile developers to know. Part 2 will talk about the evolution of data stores to support “Big Data”.

Main Talks

Using C# to create a Xamarin app on iOS, Dave Voyles

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarion Forms allows for the creation of native iOS applications using C#, the power of the .NET Base Class Library (BCL), and two first-class IDEs - Xamarin Studio on OS X and Visual Studio on a PC. During this talk I’ll cover how to create a project and deploy it to your iOS device, and highlight some of the work large companies are doing with the platform as well.

Building buddybuild, Chris Stott

Chris Stott, co-founder of buddybuild, a web platform ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback, will tell the story of how buddybuild was created, and share some of the best practices he’s learned from thousands of development teams.

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 an online book club. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

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

By attending an events 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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25% off Release Notes Conference Tickets

Release Notes, the conference about building your business, is happening in just a few weeks (September 27-29). There’s no better place to meet some of the best minds in independent software development to get tips and share ideas. We’d like to offer a special discount for Philly CocoaHeads members. Use the code ‘phillycocoa’ to get 25% off your ticket. But you have to act fast. Ticket sales will end on September 23rd.

Bring your betas. Your new business ideas. Your experiences. And share them with like minds.

Visit http://releasenotes.tv/conference/ to get your ticket today.”

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September Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, September 8th 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/

Important RSVP Announcement: Because our main meetings have a seat cap and tend to generate a waitlist we ask you to make sure to keep your RSVP status up to date. Members who RSVP for a main meeting and do not show will be given a warning. Repeat offenders will be asked not to RSVP for the main meetings for a 3 month period. We do this to avoid having empty seats and a waitlist of people online who would like to attend. Thanks for help.

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

CocoaLove Conf

October 14-16th 2016 • Tickets

In its third (and final) year, CocoaLove brings the Apple community together here in Philadelphia 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 us this fall and enjoy a unique Philly experience.

Sponsors

Twilio

Build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application. Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio continues to be a huge supporter of Philly CocoaHeads, sponsoring us for a third year in a row now, well into 2017. Many member have used Twilio technology in projects to great effect. If you have any questions, our local rep is Brent Schooley brent@twilio.com.

Chariot Solutions

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

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads as well as a great supporter of all things tech in the Philadelphia area. Chariot is hiring mobile developers. For more info see their career page.

Show and Tell

iMessage: Sticker pack and App, Kotaro Fujita

Get a general overview of how to build iMessage sticker packs and apps. Also understand the basics of preparing and deploying them to the app store. Possibly open up discussions of what is appropriate and possible with it.

StudyTree App Demo, Ethan Keiser

We believe that a university’s student support services are the first line of defense against attrition. To increase student retention, StudyTree intelligently engages students with academic resources such as peer tutors, study groups, workshops, supplementary material and more. Ultimately, a strong learning community, created around support services, drives individual success.

What Mobile Developers Should Know About Distributed Systems: Part 1, Kevin Lee

This multi-part lightning talk series will focus on important CS concepts and fundamentals that may be helpful for mobile developers to know. Part 1 will discuss the CAP theorem and the concept of the immutable log.

Main Talk

Download, play and slowdown videos from streaming services (Youtube/Vimeo) using AVFoundation, Amit Rao

This talk will describe & present the technology behind downloading videos from streaming services like Youtube/Vimeo in a MacOS application. We will also take a look at how video slowdown and audio pitch control can be achieved using AVKit and AVFoundation.

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 an online book club. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

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

By attending an events 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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Chariot Solutions is offering a class to “Learn Swift 3”

Our thanks for Chariot Solutions for their continued support of our community.

They are hosting a cool new training session to “Learn Swift 3.0” by the amazing Daniel Steinberg.

Details can be found here:

http://chariotsolutions.com/event/learn-swift-3-0

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August Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, August 11th 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/

Important RSVP Announcement: Because our main meetings have a seat cap and tend to generate a waitlist we ask you to make sure to keep your RSVP status up to date. Members who RSVP for a main meeting and do not show will be given a warning. Repeat offenders will be asked not to RSVP for the main meetings for a 3 month period. We do this to avoid having empty seats and a waitlist of people online who would like to attend. Thanks for help.

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

360iDev Conf

360iDev Conf will be held Aug 21-24. We have a last minute ticket to raffle. If you can go and are willing to pay for and book some last minute travel, please join our raffle at the meeting.

Other Conferences

Sponsors

Twilio

Build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application. Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio continues to be a huge supporter of Philly CocoaHeads, sponsoring us for a third year in a row now, well into 2017. Many member have used Twilio technology in projects to great effect. If you have any questions, our local rep is Brent Schooley brent@twilio.com.

Chariot Solutions

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

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads as well as a great supporter of all things tech in the Philadelphia area.

Coming soon, Chariot Solutions is hosting a Learn Swift 3.0 two-day class by Daniel Steinberg. The class will be September 21- 22 in Fort Washington, PA. Seats are limited and cost $775. Daniel is a great instructor and having him come to the Philly area is a great opportunity for local devs looking to get caught up on Swift.

Show and Tell

DONAFY App Demo

DONAFY is a smart phone app that allows citizens to easily locate, notify and donate to nearby nonprofit organizations that service people in need of housing, food, medical care, mental health, job assistance and LGBT services.

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

Download, play and slowdown videos from streaming services (Youtube/Vimeo) using AVFoundation, Amit Rao

This talk will describe & present the technology behind downloading videos from streaming services like Youtube/Vimeo in a MacOS application. We will also take a look at how video slowdown and audio pitch control can be achieved using AVKit and AVFoundation.

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 an online book club. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

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

By attending an events 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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July Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, July 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/

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

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.

Show and Tell

Slowhand App Demo

Slowhand is an app that will let you slowdown and loop while retaining the pitch, perfect for practicing music based on videos. Local CocoaHeads Taun and Amit have been working on a macOS port and they’ll show how it’s coming along.

Main Talk

Bindings, the Best Code is the Code Not Written, Taun Chapman

Cocoa Bindings enables you to establish a live connection between an item of data and its presentation in a view. Any change made to the data’s value, either in the view or in the object that stores the data, automatically propagates across the connection. Using Cocoa bindings reduces the glue code you once had to write to connect a view to its underlying model.

In this talk Taun Chapman will review the components that make up Cocoa Bindings and how he’s used them to great effect in his recent efforts.

An Introduction to Web Sockets, Nathaniel Symer

WebSockets is an advanced technology that makes it possible to open an interactive communication session between a client and server. With this API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply. In this introduction talk Nathaniel Symer will review how the protocol works, what it could be used for, and how to use it safely; including implementing a client in Objective-C.

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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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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