January Meeting Agenda

NOTE: New start time of 6:00pm for social pizza and 6:30pm for meeting!

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, January 12th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm 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




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. Many members 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.

Show and Tell

Voice Command Game with IBM Watson, Aaron Bilendky and Kotaro Fujita

App Demo that show off the combined power of Apple’s iOS10 new speech tech with IBM Watson voice recognition features.

App Demo: Feline Finder formerly known as Cat Appz, Gregory Williams

Cat Appz has been extensively gutted and now is known as Feline Finder. Gregory will show the new interface, new features, and new http/api json web service by RescueGroups.org which provides the cat data for adoption. After the demo he’d love some constructive feedback.

Ruthless Code Review, Mike Zornek

Code Review is a practice where before making changes to a code base, the code is first posted somewhere for review and critique by one or many members of the team. It is a productive way to limit problems as well as improve and grow as a programmer. In this talk we’ll review how to do a helpful code review as well as best practice for posting code for review.

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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