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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 10 SDK Development (Pragmatic Programmers) and Learning Core Audio (Addison-Wesley Professional). He's also an independent iOS and Mac developer, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also writes the Time....
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    Aijaz Ansari

    A hacker by nature, Aijaz enjoys making things. He’s the developer and designer behind the Qur’an Memorizer iOS app, and the maintainer of a nifty open-source job scheduler called TaskForest. He currently works as an iOS developer at FastModel. He al...
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    Mike Ash

    Mike Ash has been programming for Apple platforms for over two decades and for Mac OS X since the Public Beta. He is the author of the bi-weekly Friday Q&A blog series on deep technical topics related to Mac and iOS programming, as well as the compil...
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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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    Janie Clayton

    Janie Clayton is an iOS developer living in Madison, WI. Janie also leads the Swift Tutorial Team for RayWenderlich.com. She gave up her previous life to pursue programming in 2012 and so far has not regretted this decision. She catalogues her journe...
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    Jack Cox

    Jack Cox is a software developer, systems architect, and Managing Director at CapTech Consulting. where he is responsible for the firm’s mobile software practice. Jack’s love of software development and all things mobile has driven a career developin...
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    James Dempsey

    James Dempsey is a fifteen-year Apple veteran gone indie. At Apple, he was an evangelist, technical trainer, curriculum manager, and software engineer, working on Aperture, iOS, and OS X releases Leopard through Lion. James is currently on the techni...
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    Jonathan Guthrie

    Jono has been developing server side applications for nearly 20 years, with a number of different languages. Moved to Canada from New Zealand in 2010 to help architect the next generation of server side development, he’s now part of the Perfect team ...
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    Tom Harrington

    Tom is a veteran Mac and iOS developer at BombBomb in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is co-author of “Core Data for iOS” and “Learning iPad Programming”, and has organized iOSDevCamp Colorado Springs for the past seven years. When not working, Tom is...
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    Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones has lived all of his life in the Madison Wisconsin area, (Mazomanie) except for 11 months during high school in Brazil as an exchange student. After getting a computer science degree from Edgewood college, Kevin worked 11 years at Cuna Mu...
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    Rob Napier

    Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Later he became a Mac developer for Dell. It's not clear which was the stranger choice. He has a pa...
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    Jon Reid

    Jon Reid is committed to helping iOS developers create Clean Code. He has practiced Test Driven Development since 2001, and is the author of OCHamcrest and OCMockito. Check out Jon’s blog Quality Coding.
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    Jeff Roberts

    Jeff Roberts began programming way back in the 80’s, the 1980’s that is, back when the music was great and the hair was big. He began his career in 1986 writing RPGII on an IBM System/36. In 1991, he ventured out as an independent software consultant...
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    Laura Savino

    Laura is an iOS developer with a penchant for languages, travel, and education. She most recently worked to transform students' academic experience by building iOS apps at Khan Academy, and is now a highly sought-after freelance learner.
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    Ellen Shapiro

    Ellen Shapiro is the Lead Mobile Developer for SpotHero and former Director of iOS Engineering at an Vokal in Chicago, IL. She also builds Android apps and runs the Chicago AndroidListener meetup. She works in her spare time to bring leading songwrit...
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    Josh Smith

    Josh has 20 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 pop machine is full. He lives, works, and occasionally builds robots in Pit...
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    Daniel Steinberg

    Daniel is the author of the best selling books A Swift Kickstart and Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone (the official companion book to the popular iTunes U series from Stanford University). He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPa...
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    Walter Tyree

    A recovering IT Director, Walter heard the Siren's song of freelance work in 2010 and has been the owner and sole, human employee of Tyree Apps, LLC ever since. In addition to mobile development, Tyree Apps offers training and management consulting. ...
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    T.J. Usiyan

    A writer, musician, and developer interested in crafting interesting and artful things. Developer of the iOS app Chordal Text, and AU Additive Synthesizer Partial. TJ is working to create innovative and intuitive solutions to musical problems. He is ...
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    Jacob Van Order

    Jacob Van Order is the Lead iOS Developer at Grainger and owns his own side company named SushiGrass. With a background in graphic design, he made the transition to iOS development around the time that iPhoneOS 2.0 came out. Since then, he's released...
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    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints.
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April 21–22, 2017


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