The CocoaConf Blog

By Dave Klein (November 23, 2015, at 8:17 AM)

It’s time to get ready for another year of awesome technical content and networking with some of the most intelligent, kind-hearted, and good-looking people in the developer community.

On Monday, November 30th, at 12:00am, we will be opening registration for the CocoaConf 2016 US Tour!

We will be bringing some of your favorite developers, authors, trainers, and musicians to five of your favorite cities. Check out the dates and locations, and then set your alarm so you can get up early on Cyber Monday and save 20% on the best iOS and Mac developer conference around when you use the code “Cocoa_Cyber”!

Chicago, ILMarch 25 – 26
Austin, TXApril 15 – 16
Seattle, WAMay 6 – 7
Washington, DCSeptember 9 – 10
San Jose, CANovember 4 – 5

Remember to get up early on Monday, November 30th to save big and to ensure your spot at one (or more!) of our 2016 US CocoaConf events.

See you there!

By Solomon Klein (June 30, 2015, at 1:38 PM)

We’ve been a bit busy here at CocoaConf HQ, but we’re super excited to let you know that the first three videos from Yosemite 2015 are now available!

The first three videos we’ve released are:

These videos will be free to the public (until the entropy of the universe reaches a maximum) thanks to the awesome people at Panic, Bare Bones Software, and Smile.

We thank them so much for making these videos possible.

We’ll posting more videos of the sessions from Yosemite ’15 in the following weeks, so be watching the page. And in case you’ve enjoyed what you see there: we’ll be returning to Yosemite next March 14–17. Sign up to be notified when tickets go live, at

For the CocoaConf Team,

By Dave Klein (June 22, 2015, at 6:56 AM)

We have some bad news and some good news regarding CocoaConf Columbus (7/10–11).  The bad news is that the conference hotel has sold out of guest rooms, so those coming from out of town will have to stay at a neighboring hotel.  There is a list of a few options below.

The good news is that this has prompted us to offer a special discount to those who have not yet registered.  We’re calling it the “Locals Only” discount, but really it’s open to anyone.  It’s just our way of saying sorry for not reserving more rooms at the venue.

So, if you have not registered for CocoaConf Columbus yet, go to and use the discount code, LocalsOnly, to save 30% on a Conference or Conference Plus Workshop ticket!  That’s  savings of up to $240!  Hopefully that will take away some of the sting of having to stay at Motel 6 for a couple nights.  :-)

So, head on over to the site now and sign up for big savings and an opportunity to learn from and hang out with some of the best developers, authors, and trainers in the iOS / Mac community!

See you there,

By The CocoaConf Team (February 18, 2015, at 2:10 PM)

In an effort to continually supply Andy Ihnatko’s wardrobe, we’ve been working on producing new t-shirts for our four 2015 Spring events. We’ve been tossing around ideas for a while, and after thinking about it, we’ve figured it’d be fun to get some fresher ideas from all of you, because you’re probably more creative than we are. :)

Now you might be thinking “I can‘t do a t-shirt design! I’m a programmer, and Bill Dudney said to ’Never Ship Programmer Art!’”

Yes, he did say “Never Ship Programmer Art”… but he didn’t say you couldn’t put it on a t-shirt!

So, with that, here’s your chance to win a free pass to any Spring CocoaConf, plus three nights’ hotel!

From today till March 5th, we’ll be collecting ideas for our 2015 Spring Tour t-shirts. You can send in as many ideas as you like, in whatever format you choose. We have a file you can download, containing some CocoaConf graphics that you can incorporate in your design in whatever way your cranial organelle deems best.

On March 5th, we’ll pick a design, and its creator will receive a free pass to the CocoaConf of their choice, and three nights’ hotel!*

Send in your ideas to Again, we’ll be collecting artwork from now till March 5th.

We look forward to seeing your ideas. And may the best design win!

—The CocoaConf Team

* If you have already registered for the conference, and your design wins, we’ll refund the price of your ticket.