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CocoaConf speakers include trainers, authors, and professional iOS and OS X developers.

Speakers at last year's CocoaConf
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    Chris Adamson

    Chris Adamson is the co-author of iPhone 8 SDK Development (Pragmatic Programmers) and Learning Core Audio (Addison-Wesley Professional). He is a software engineer at Rev.com, working remotely from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also writes the [Ti...
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    Brandon Alexander

    Brandon is an author, speaker and developer. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and daughter. One of his favorite things to do when not writing code is taking pictures and practicing/performing magic.
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    Jeff Biggus

    Jeff Biggus is the founder of HyperJeff, Inc., producing Unix, Mac, iPhone and iPad apps, and custom in-house software for companies, specializing in scientific software. He has been an independent programming consultant for more than 15 years. Jeff ...
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    James Dempsey

    James Dempsey is a fifteen-year Apple veteran gone indie.  At Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and OS X releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team.  Along the way he’s trained hundreds of developers on Apple...
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    Aaron Douglas

    Aaron was that kid taking apart the mechanical and electrical appliances at five years of age to see how they worked. He never grew out of that core interest - to know how things work. He took an early interest in computer programming, figuring out h...
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    Nathan Eror

    Nathan loves creating software and helping other developers hone their skills. As the lead developer at Free Time Studios, he spends his days coding, teaching, and writing, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. An Apple and Cocoa fan since the...
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    Christopher Judd

    Christopher M. Judd is the president and primary consultant for Judd Solutions, an international speaker, an open source evangelist, the Central Ohio Java Users Group and Columbus iPhone Developer User Group leader, and the co-author of Beginning Gro...
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    Peter Kananen

    Peter is a developer and partner at Gaslight, a web and mobile design and development shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. He's been having fun and solving problems for clients with the iOS SDK since 2008. He also participates as an organizer of the Cincinnati ...
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    Dave Koziol

    Dave Koziol has been building Cocoa Apps since long before it was cool. He's worked on large and small projects for both iOS and Mac OS X. Dave is President of Arbormoon Software, Inc., a company which specializes in helping build mobile solutions fo...
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    Ben Lachman

    Ben grew up running through the woods of Southeastern Ohio and poking at computers. Today he chases his kids through the woods, and the computers he pokes at are made out of aluminum rather than plastic, but little else has changed. Ben has started t...
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    Jaimee Newberry

    Jaimee speaks and writes on motivational and tactical topics she's learned throughout 17 years as a web and mobile app designer, UX practitioner, manager, co-worker, business owner, partner, and employee counselor. She weaves-in experience and learni...
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    Jonathan Penn

    Jonathan Penn tames electronic bits with his wit and snark. He owns Rubber City Wizards, a company that solves problems---sometimes with software. He recently authored a book on UI Automation testing for iOS, writes and speaks on various technologies...
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    Charles Perry

    After three years of part-time development, Charles Perry launched Leaf Hut Software in 2012 to concentrate full-time on developing software for productivity geeks. Previously, Charles taught high school mathematics and developed software for a Fortu...
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    Boisy Pitre

    Boisy G. Pitre is Affectiva’s Mobile Visionary and lead iOS developer. His work has led to the creation of the first mobile SDK for delivering emotions to mobile devices for the leading emotion technology company and spin-off of the MIT Media Lab....
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    Ben Scheirman

    Ben Scheirman is a software developer from Houston with more than 15 years of experience. As Director of Development at ChaiONE, Ben leads a team of developers writing apps on iOS & Ruby on Rails. Ben also runs NSScreencast.com, where he produces sh...
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    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is a writer, pretend cartographer, and developer with AllTrails. He has 17 years of professional IT experience and has been a sysadmin (and still kinda is), programmer in various languages, consultant, employee and guy who makes sure the ...
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    Daniel Steinberg

    Daniel Steinberg has spent the last three decades working as a professional Swift developer. OK, he hasn't. But he's really enjoying the Swift Programming Language. Daniel has been programming the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared in ...
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    Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth has been breaking software products since 1993. She was described by one of her managers at Equifax as one who "delights in finding bugs". Elizabeth has worked for large companies such as Intel and Equifax, and smaller startups such as Moti...
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    Josh Twist

    Josh is a Program Manager on the Windows Azure team and was the first full-time member of the Mobile Services project. He has worked at Microsoft for 6 years, the first 4 years as a consultant in the UK, before moving to the mothership in Redmond, WA...
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    Whitney Young

    Whitney Young is the co-founder and lead developer at FadingRed, a Mac and iOS software shop located in Chicago. He has been developing on the Mac platform for over 8 years, beginning with his first application, Senuti, a popular music recovery tool....
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    Brittany Young

    Brittany is the Mobile Product Manager at New Relic, an application performance management company. She is passionate about helping developers everywhere achieve optimal performance in their mobile applications. Previously, Brittany was co-founder an...
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March 7-9, 2013


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