July Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, July 10th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Nodding Head Brewery located at 1516 Sansom 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. If you are having any trouble feel free to call MikeZ’s cell (267-563-0616)

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

  • 360|iDev Contest Drawing
  • Next “Side Project Saturday” is Saturday, July 26th @ IndyHall
  • CocoaLove Updates
  • Workshops are coming!

Show and Tell

In addition to being an open mic to demo new apps or code, Show and Tell also invites people to bring problems or design issues they are encountering in current projects for feedback.

Some planned show and tell includes:

  • Using OmniGraffle to help plan out app architecture - Mike Zornek
  • App Demo: Happ Puzzle - Hugh O’Neill
  • App Demo: Text, a notification-based messenger - Clay Zug


Sprite Kit: A game changer or wasted opportunity? — Kotaro Fujita

Last year, Apple’s finally supplies the Cocoa community with a gaming framework. We dive into the heart of this exclusive iOS7/8 framework. What it is. How it came to be. How to develop on it. How does it compare to other frameworks. And finally, should you develop on it or is it still not ready for prime time?

Modern UITableView, by Mike Zornek

There are only a handful of other UIKit objects that are as pervasive amongst iOS applications as our good friend UITableView. Thus, having a strong understanding of UITableView is a huge step into becoming a great iOS programmer. In this talk we will review the basics of UITableView as well as explain how it’s API has changed over the years and what’s upcoming with iOS 8.

About CocoaHeads

PhillyCocoa 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 CocoaHeads presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday event the last Saturday of the month. For more on our events see our Meetup page:


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

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