The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street.
Please RSVP via Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/
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 Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.
I’ve very pleased to announce that Twilio has renewed their yearly sponsorship with us. Please consider sending them a thank you email or tweet and more so try out their cool APIs.
Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.
Twilio is now also offering real-time video support in addition to their great audio and SMS APIs. For more info check out their website. If you have any question please contact our local representative, Brent Schooley firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chariot Solutions is a multi-month sponsor, supporting us through the end of the year!
Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.
Many CocoaHeads are probably familiar with Chariot through their great work hosting the Philly ETE conference (recent archive) and otherwise supporting the tech community. For more info on working at Chariot Solutions see their careers page.
Show and Tell
Slowhand Demo, Bob DeKett
The Slowhand Personal Video Tutor is a first-of-its-kind teaching system that turns the world of internet videos into your own private stable of music teachers! Download videos of your favorite artists, lessons, concerts, and more, then use Slowhand’s built-in zoom and loop tools to focus in on the parts you want to learn.
Bob is also looking for help porting this to iMac and iOS.
Slopes 2.0, Curtis Herbert
Feels like a long time ago, but Slopes 1.0 was shown off 2 years ago at CocoaHeads in IndyHall. It’s done pretty well to date, and I’m taking a gamble on a new business model for 2.0. I’ll be showing off the new 2.0 features and talking about how I’m trying to make the app more sustainable from a business perspective.
Object-Oriented Programming - A Refresher for Professionals, Alfonso Guerra
Object-oriented languages have been popular for decades now, but their fundamental philosophies and advantages have been squandered under the strain of unrealistic development schedules and superficial training methods. In this brief presentation, you will be given the concepts and tactics that make OOP useful and help fulfill its promise of code reuse, adaptability and maintainability. Regardless of your programming skill level, you will almost certainly learn something new!
Implementing UIApplicationShortcutItems, Joe Cieplinski
Take advantage of 3D Touch with UIApplicationShortcutItems. These quick launch shortcuts can be added to your app in minutes and can provide great convenience to your customers. Considering how many built-in and 3rd party apps already have them, it’ll only be a short while before NOT having these shortcuts becomes this year’s “not adjusted for the 4.7 and 5-inch screens.” In this demo, we’ll walk through the steps of adding shortcuts and handling them in to two different apps, and discuss the sorts of things that can be done with them.
Whats new with SpriteKit & SceneKit, Kotaro Fujita
A brief overview of all the new things you can do with SpriteKit & SceneKit in iOS 9/El Capitan.
App Demo: 7 Minute Workout for Kids, Fitness Poker, Armen Papshev
A walk through of Armen’s latest apps.
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 educational workshops. For more on our events see our Meetup page:
By attending an event 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