The CocoaConf Blog

Looking back on 2012. Looking forward to 2013.

By Dave Klein (December 20, 2012, at 11:1 AM)


For iOS and OS X developers, 2012 was an exciting year, with powerful new APIs, beautiful new devices, and an ever-increasing demand for great apps. CocoaConf staff, speakers, and attendees have enjoyed working together to help each other to take advantage of these developments.

If you’re one of the over 500 developers who have attended a CocoaConf conference, we’d like to thank you for helping us to make 2012 even more awesome!


Now as we all get ready for 2013 and even more exciting tools and technology coming out of Cupertino, we are preparing even more great training events to help you take advantage of it all.

We plan to hold at least eight events in 2013, beginning with the CocoaConf 2013 Spring Tour. Coming to four US cities, these world-class training events will deliver focused technical content from authors, industry experts, and pillars of the community. As always, CocoaConf provides a top-quality developer conference experience, free from the distractions of vendor booths and vendor keynotes. Our 2013 Spring Tour features some of the best sessions of 2012, along with fresh offerings from enthusiastic new speakers, all designed to keep you abreast of the latest and greatest developments in Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and related technologies.

But it doesn’t stop there. CocoaConf gives you an opportunity to mingle and connect with some of the luminaries of iOS and OS X development. Take advantage of the real-world experience our speakers have gained. Attendance is limited by design, so instead of waiting in line, you’ll have plenty of time to talk one-on-one, get your questions answered, and just hang out with some of the coolest people in the Apple developer community.

Featured at all four stops of the tour is our optional pre-conference iOS tutorial. Also available at select events is our new all-day, optional, pre-conference Core Graphics workshop, taught by Apple veteran Bill Dudney — not to be missed. Other exclusive highlights include the Reverse Q&A and our one-of-a-kind We Made An App For That panels. And as always, every CocoaConf event includes copious snacks and delicious meals, sweet swag, and good times with great people.

By the time it’s all over, you’ll be inspired, motivated, and equipped to take on your next project.

Early Bird registration is now open for Chicago, DC, Dallas, and San Jose. Sign up today and get prepared for great things in 2013!