“My standard conference behavior is to hang out in lobbies with friends during the day and attend parties at night. If I did happen to attend a talk I would spend most of the time making fun of the speaker. I remember sitting through an entire talk wondering if the alarm would sound if I tried to sneak out the back. I can't remember what the talk was about, but it was so extremely boring that I was worried we'd all die if we couldn't find a way out… “CocoaConf was different for me. I didn't make it to every talk (or even half of them) but I did have three sessions circled that I had to attend. I also had a few questions that I needed answered. So I went into CocoaConf with very different intentions and got very different results. Like actual useful knowledge and no hangover. I got out of CocoaConf exactly what I wanted.” Read more...
Neven Mrgan - Designer at Panic Inc.
Daniel Pasco - CEO of Black Pixel
Jonathan Penn - Scribbler in Chief of CocoaManifest