The CocoaConf Blog

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!

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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!

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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!

By The CocoaConf Team (September 1, 2016, at 1:27 PM)

Daniel Steinberg, through his friendship, support, and speaking, has been a foundational part of the inception and success of CocoaConf for the past 5 years.

It is with much sadness that we learned that Daniel’s dear wife, Kimberli Diemert, passed away on August 23, following a car accident.

We all sense the tremendous loss he and their daughter Maggie have experienced, and we express our deepest sympathy to them, their family and friends.

Daniel will be absent from the DC event, taking some needed time away from the conference scene, but he and his loved ones will not be far from our thoughts and prayers.

We are thankful that some talented and experienced presenters have offered to step in and help fill the gap. The Swift tutorial will be given by Jonathan Lehr, founder of About Objects and an experienced iOS trainer. Ken Auer, founder of RoleModel Software and a long-time member of the software development community, will deliver the Friday night keynote. Chris Adamson, author, engineer, and veteran CocoaConf speaker, will be filling in for Daniel's lunchtime activity with a Reverse Q&A panel.

Again, our deepest sympathies go out to Daniel and Maggie and their family and friends. Donations in the memory of Kimberli Diemert can be made to

By The CocoaConf Team (July 20, 2016, at 10:57 AM)

After last year’s Yosemite event, the opinion was unanimous: We have to come back!


We’re thrilled to announce that Yosemite by CocoaConf will be back on March 20–23, 2017!

dome deer

Yosemite is no ordinary conference. It is a unique opportunity to gather with a small group of Apple enthusiasts and be inspired, challenged, and motivated by some truly amazing people, like Daniel Steinberg, Georgia Dow, Brent Simmons, Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, David Smith, Andy Ihnatko, and Matt Drance. All of this takes place amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite Valley, where we will enjoy guided hikes, and a photo walk with TED photographer, James Duncan Davidson. And don’t forget music provided by Jonathan “Song a Day” Mann, and James Dempsey’s Breakpoint Jam!

Andy Ihnatko talks


Right now, we’re running an Early Bird sale for Yosemite. We have three ticket options this year:


  • The Lodge Combo Ticket (Early Bird price: $1,399)
    Admission to Yosemite 2017, plus three nights’ lodging at Yosemite Valley Lodge.

  • Yosemite Conference ticket (Early Bird price: $899)
    Admission to Yosemite 2017.

  • Yosemite Companion ticket (Early Bird price: $399)
    Allows a companion of a conference attendee to participate in group activities and meals (does not include admission to the conference.) Companion attendees must be accompanied by a registered Yosemite attendee.


As always, seating is very limited. Don’t wait to get your tickets!

Duncan Davidson on photo walk

We’ll see you in the Valley!
––The CocoaConf Team

By The CocoaConf Team (June 8, 2016, at 9:11 AM)

A big thank you from us at CocoaConf to the awesome folks at Twitter—producers of fastlane—for sponsoring the CocoaConf 2016 Tour!

fastlane is the easiest way to automate building and releasing your iOS and Android apps. It lets you define and run deployment pipelines for your different environments and helps you to unify and automate your app’s release process. For more information, visit

You can also follow fastlane on (surprise!) Twitter, at @FastlaneTools.

Thanks, Twitter!