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:

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.



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

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:

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.

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