The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, November 14th at IndyHall, located at 4th and Market (the 3rd floor of the Colonial Penn Building). After meeting drinks will commence at 2nd Story Brewing Co at 117 Chestnut Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup:

For folks who drive in and need parking the closest garage is the Bourse Garage on 4th between Market and Chestnut. Website says there is a “Evening, In After 5pm / Out By 2am” for $10.00.

Before the Meeting

We meet out of Indy Hall, a co-working community in Old City. They’ve extended a discount to our group to come in early and work out of Indy Hall for the day. When you get there, mention CocoaHeads and you’ll receive $10 off the normal drop-in rate (you’ll get in for $20). Many CocoaHeads members are also Indy Hall members, so you’ll see some of us around. Avoid the rush hour commute and join us!

Meeting Agenda

Social Hour

When the doors open we kick off the meeting with our social hour. Don’t skip out on this - it’s the perfect time to say hi to new members, hack on a side project, and pick each others’ brains about problems you’re running into. Bring your laptop and take advantage of our helpful community to push through that problem you just can’t quite seem to Stack Overflow your way out of. The outside doors are locked by 7:00PM, so come join us for the Social Hour before the Main Meeting begins.


Show and Tell: Film is (not) dead? - Rich Boutwell

Richard Boutwell will do a show and tell presentation of his prototype camera app, and demo writing metal kernels and a metal rendering pipeline to simulate different traditional films and color filtration for real time previews.

Show and Tell: How to Kill An App Part 2: Always Be Selling - Kotaro Fujita

This is part 2 of a 3 part show-n-tell series. We go thru the life cycle of an app on how you take an idea to the finish line to maintaining and growing an app to finally the death of an app. We will use my app, Dividend Calc to illustrate how I have built it, grew it, and eventually killed it.

In part 2, the application is launched but what now? Not many downloads. Not much engagement. We explore the multiple ways to bring awareness to the app and its eventually steady growth.

Top 10 iPhone Photo Tips - Stephen Tolton

Wanna make your photos more Instragramable? Wanna impress your friends with your amazing pics? Stephen shows us ways to take and process better photos on our iPhones.

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