December Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, December 12th 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: How to Kill An App Part 3: Instant Death - Kotaro Fujita

This is part 3 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 3, we explore how an app can suddenly become a liability and eventually force a tough decision on whether or not it should continue to exist in the App Store. We explore cost/benefit analysis and post application support.

Show and Tell: Software development using the worlds first IDE? - Taun Chapman

What? - was copied by the developers of Xcode at NeXT - had built-in refactoring - allowed live debugging - had live changeable object inspections - enabled live interactive execution - used continuations, closures, blocks - had meta tags for categorizing & filtering methods

Answer: The Smalltalk IDE since the 1970s

Creating an Inclusive Code Review Culture - Kayla Kasprak

As a developer, you’ve probably experienced the familiar dread surrounding code reviews–-having to context switch to unblock someone’s pull request or deciding how to move forward after a comment with which you disagreed. Transform the code review culture of your team with these tips and techniques, improving code quality and working relationships simultaneously.

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