The CocoaConf Blog

By The CocoaConf Team (May 3, 2017, at 1:16 PM)

Things are coming together nicely for CocoaConf Next Door. We’ve just posted the first draft of the schedule. You can find it here.

This is still a work in progress: we don’t have a hard schedule for WWDC as yet, so when that comes out, we may adjust things just a bit here and there. But for the most part, what you see on the schedule now is how we expect things to flow during the conference.

A few items we’d like to highlight:

  • iMore Roundtable
  • After the keynote on Monday, we’ll be joined by iMore’s Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell for a WWDC Reaction Roundtable. That’s currently scheduled to be at 1:15 PM on June 5.

  • Under the Radar: LIVE
  • On Tuesday, we’re pleased to be hosting a live Under the Radar with David Smith and Marco Arment. If you aren’t familiar with the show, get out from under that rock and head on over to to check it out. :)

  • James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE Near WWDC
  • Included in your registration for Next Door is a free pass to the James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE Near WWDC show. This takes place on Wednesday night (June 7) at the City National Civic (across the street from Next Door). Even if you don’t make it to Next Door (and you should), you certainly should check this out.

It’s shaping up to be an amazing four days. We hope to see you at Next Door!

––The CocoaConf team

By The CocoaConf Team (April 10, 2017, at 7:5 PM)


Another Yosemite conference is in the bag. We are back on wifi and can now support the claim that it happened. Yes, it’s time for our traditional Yosemite roundup.



Thanks to this year’s friendly sponsors at Perfect, BackBlaze and Twilio, we will be bringing you the session videos from Yosemite 2017 starting next month. We will keep you posted.


Making waves for us again this year was the inimitable Jonathan "Song-a-day" Mann, and we can tell you his middle name is not an accident. Check out his freshly crafted, artisan Yosemite tunes here:


Here’s a list of photo collections from Yosemite 2017. As more people get around to posting them, we’ll update this spot.

Finally, we’ve posted a collection here.

To all you amazing people that joined us this year: thanks again for coming out and enjoying Yosemite with us. To those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next time!

––The CocoaConf team

By Dave Klein (March 27, 2017, at 12:18 PM)

Learn about some of the most important topics in the Apple software development eco-system, and network with thousands of your peers from around the world, this June... even if you don't get a ticket to WWDC. June 5th through 8th, we will be holding CocoaConf Next Door, a three track, four day developer conference right next door to WWDC.

During the days, you'll learn from top tier instructors like Daniel Steinberg, Chris Adamson, Jean MacDonald, Rob Napier, Mike Ash, Laura Savino, and more, then at lunch and in the evenings, hang out with developers, and designers from around the world.

We will arrange our schedule so that, when WWDC is in session, we'll be in session, when they're out, we'll be out. We'll start off watching the keynote livestream together and then we'll break out into sessions. We're working on a great mix of technical sessions, panels, and keynote presentations, that will leave you better informed, and more motivated to do amazing things!

We're still working on our schedule and we will be posting more speakers and session details in the weeks to come, but right now you can save $300 and guarantee your spot at this exciting event, with our early bird special, which only lasts through April 21st.

See you there!

By Dave Klein (November 27, 2016, at 8:16 PM)

Cyber Monday only comes once a year, so we’ve decided to make it last all week long! That means that you have all week to take advantage of big savings on these exciting events:

Yosemite, by CocoaConf: March 20–23

Our third Yosemite event promises to be the best yet! This single-track event features some of the most inspirational members of the Apple community in one of the most inspiring places on Earth!

We’ll have presentations in the mornings and evenings, with afternoons left open for exploring the park and getting to know speakers and fellow attendees, on guided hikes or on a photo walk led by TED photographer James Duncan Davidson.  Four days of memories that will last a lifetime!

More details

CocoaConf Chicago: April 21–22

Our sixth annual event near Chicago is shaping up to be a hit as always. This technically-focused multi-track event will cover a plethora of Apple development technologies, from beginner to advanced.

From whiz kids to graybeards, we’ve got you covered. We’ll also have some inspiring keynote presentations, informative panels, and the ever-popular James Dempsey’s Breakpoint Jam!  You won’t want to miss this event!

More details

The Savings

From now through the end of this week, you can save 20% on any ticket to either of these great events.  In the case of CocoaConf Chicago, that means 20% off of the already low Early Bird prices!  So, hurry up and register at or, and use the discount code CyberMonday.

We’ll see you there!