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



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:


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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