November Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, November 10th 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:

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




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

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

Tuner App Demo, Ian

What Mobile Developers Should Know About Distributed Systems: Part 3, 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 3 will talk about Pets v. Cattle a.k.a. Infrastructure Automation.

Main Talks

Design by Intent, Taun Chapman

Good Design is an intentional process. When we make design decisions, those decisions are based on trying to achieve a certain objective. These intents are important to the design process and yet many are ignored by most of our design tools. This talk will highlight how our intents shape our design work. How our tools ignore these intents resulting in lost design information and developer friction. The talk will propose ways our tools or our habits could be modified to easily include the design intent thereby improving usability, reliability and end user satisfaction of the final product.

Dictionary Definition: Intend: “have (a course of action) as one’s purpose or objective”

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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