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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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    Patrick Burleson

    Patrick Burleson is an independent iOS and Mac Developer living in the Dallas area. His software business, BitBQ, consists of the products QueueUp and FitnessTrack for iPhone and Changes for OS X. In addition to these apps, he works on delivering qua...
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    Rene Cacheaux

    Rene is a Senior iOS Engineer at Mutual Mobile, where he is known for his expertise in user interface engineering with UIKit, Core Animation, and Core Graphics. He has been engineering iOS apps since 2009 and has experience in mobile client and serve...
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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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    Bill Dudney

    Bill Dudney is an iOS/Mac indie developer. In addition to his own apps he helps others deliver great user experiences on iOS and the Mac. He is the co-author of iPhone SDK Development and Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone. In addition to wri...
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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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    Kevin Harwood

    Kevin Harwood is a Consulting Architect at Mutual Mobile, where he has led numerous iOS projects and helps improve iOS development best practices. He is also an active contributer to the AFNetworking open source project. Kevin graduated from Auburn U...
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    Kevin Kim

    After graduating Carnegie Mellon University, Kevin was first exposed to the NeXTStep computer (the ancestor of today's iPhone) while a programmer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and has been hooked ever since. His career has spanned over 20 y...
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    Sean McMains

    Sean McMains loves to make awesome stuff: cannons, software, trebuchets, music, rockets, pranks, a marriage, hovercraft, and four kids. He wrote his first software for pay at age 12, and has been programming ever since. Seeing the Mosaic web browser ...
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    Saul Mora

    A software journeyman, Saul thrives on creating well crafted code on his continuous quest to become a Master Developer. Saul is an active member of the Cocoa developer community and contributes by blogging, producing NSBrief, a Cocoa developer podcas...
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    Daniel Pasco

    Daniel works as the CEO of Black Pixel, happily spending his time contributing to app design, writing code, figuring out where to take things next, and generally having the time of his life working with some of the brightest and most creative people ...
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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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    Manton Reece

    Manton Reece is a Mac, iOS, and web developer from Austin, Texas. For the last 12 years he's worked on e-book software at VitalSource, and he founded Riverfold Software in 2006 where he's shipped several indie Mac and iOS apps. His latest project is ...
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    Kyle Richter

    Kyle Richter is the founder of Dragon Forged Software an award winning iOS and Mac development company, and co-founder of Empirical Development a for-hire iOS shop. Kyle began writing code in the early 90s and has always been dedicated to the Mac pla...
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    Cesare Rocchi

    Cesare Rocchi is a speaker, writer, UX designer and developer specializing in web and mobile applications. He began working on interactive applications while he was a researcher in the academia. He runs Studio Magnolia, an interactive studio that cre...
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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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    Doug Sjoquist

    Doug Sjoquist started college in the late 70s having never seen a computer in person. Within a few weeks he wrote his first program on a time-share system, and then there was no turning back.  He wrote his first custom software professionally a year ...
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    Daniel Steinberg

    Daniel Steinberg has spent the last three decades programming the iPad and iPhone. OK, he hasn't. But he's been programming the iPhone and the iPad since the SDK's first appeared in beta and Mac OS X for many years before. Daniel is the author of the...
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    Conrad Stoll

    Conrad Stoll is a developer, backpacker, and photographer from Austin, TX. He joined Mutual Mobile after college and has worked there for two years. As an iOS Architect, Conrad helps kick off new projects and works to champion best practices througho...
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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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    Walter Tyree

    Walter Tyree owns and runs Tyree Apps, LLC, an IT Consulting and iOS software shop located in Alexandria, VA. He took the indie plunge after about six years of teaching High School Computer Science and twelve years of life in corporate IT. He is acti...
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April 4-6, 2013


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