The CocoaConf Blog

By The CocoaConf Team (May 31, 2016, at 10:10 AM)

We’d like to thank the amazing Twilio for sponsoring our 2016 Tour.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. They take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally-available cloud API that you can use to interact with and build intelligent complex communications systems.

For more information, check out their website at You can follow them on Twitter (@twilio), and you can also catch Twilio’s very own Randy Beiter at CocoaConf San Jose this November!

Thanks, Twilio!

—The CocoaConf Team

By The CocoaConf Team (May 24, 2016, at 11:38 AM)

We’d like to thank the incredible people at Perfect for sponsoring our 2016 Tour.

Perfect is a web server and toolkit for developers using the Swift programming language to build applications and other REST services. It lets you build using only Swift to develop both the client-facing and server sides of your projects. It’s the (yes) perfect backbone for cloud and mobile technologies. You can be more productive and efficient using Perfect to write less code and work in one fundamental language.

Check it out at

Thanks Perfect!

By Solomon Klein (April 19, 2016, at 12:34 PM)

Yesterday, Apple announced the dates for WWDC 2016. As they’ve done for the last two years, they are making tickets lottery-based.

The lottery approach is probably the best way to deal with the immense demand for the conference, but it does have some drawbacks. One is that you of course have no guarantee of “winning” a chance to get a ticket to the event. Another is the issue of where you’ll be staying during the event—hotel rooms in San Francisco during WWDC run anywhere from an arm to a leg to even (in some cases) vital organs.

But you don’t have to make the trip to San Francisco to meet talented, brilliant, friendly members of the Apple developer community and learn about the latest advances in the Apple developer ecosystem. For those who’re looking for a more affordable option closer to home, we’re offering you an instant win!

Until midnight this Friday, April 22, you can use the code “INSTANT_WIN” to save 25% on any ticket to any of our upcoming 2016 Tour events:

CocoaConf Seattle: May 6-7
CocoaConf DC: September 9-10
CocoaConf San Jose: November 4-5

We’ll see you on the Tour!
—Solomon, for the CocoaConf Team

By Solomon Klein (March 24, 2016, at 4:53 PM)


Last week, we wrapped up our second conference at Yosemite Lodge (formerly known as Yosemite Lodge at the Falls). It was a fantastic four days with wonderful people. Thanks to everybody who made it out!Here’s what some of those people had to say about the conference:

"Thanks for a phenomenal time, @cocoaconf. See you again soon". ––Joe Kueser

"thx for an inspiring week. The beauty of the surroundings is matched only by the awesome people involved." –– Maia Olson

"Driving back to civilization and Internet after another incredible year at @cocoaconf Yosemite. All conferences should be in the wilderness." ––Serenity Caldwell

The Cocoaconf Yosemite Conference (why I went, why you should) ––Chuq Von Rospach


We’ll be releasing the session videos from Yosemite 2016 starting later this Spring, thanks to our friends at Smile, DevMate, AgileBits, and The Omni Group. While we work on getting those out, you can check out Jonathan Mann’s four recap songs from the conference:


Several attendees have posted photo collections from Yosemite. They’ve put out some great work, and you should check them out. :)

Alan Forkosh

Dan Drusch

Fernando Pereira

Joe Kueser

Chuq Von Rospach

Dan Holly Wells

We’ve also posted a collection of our own photos from the conference on Flickr, which you can find here: Yosemite 2016.

See you next time

Yosemite 2016 was truly an awesome and inspiring event. We look forward to seeing you there… next time. :)

For the team,

—Solomon Klein