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

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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:


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

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