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


  • Philadelphia Startup Weekend



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 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:


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.


Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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