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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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    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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    Ken Auer

    RoleModel Software Ken Auer is the founder and master craftsman of RoleModel Software.  He is the author of Extreme Programming Applied and a variety of early software patterns works.  Ken learned Smalltalk and Ob...
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    Jonathan Blocksom

    Jonathan Blocksom is a lead software engineer working on iOS projects at Capital One in McLean, VA. Before joining Capital One, Jonathan taught Advanced iOS and OpenGL for the Big Nerd Ranch. A seasoned industry veteran, he has been developing iPhone...
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    Mark Broski

    Mark Broski hails from Kansas City, Missouri where he developed a lifelong passion for barbecue, the Kansas City Chiefs, and freshwater fishing. He began his professional career maximizing utility as an economics professor. In 2003, he transitioned...
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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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    Mark Dalrymple

    Mark has been a Mac programmer since 1985 and a professional Unix programmer since 1990, gleefully enjoying the combined world in Mac OS X. Mark has experience on the client side and server side, being a veteran of several startups, and larger techn...
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    Kevin Finn

    Kevin Finn, an Engineering Manager on Betterment's mobile team, works to build mobile experiences and craft object-oriented abstractions. Prior to his role at Betterment, Kevin worked at Google in San Francisco. Kevin studied Computer Science and Mat...
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    Mark Gerl

    As a System Architect and Mobile Team Lead for one of the teams at AOL, Mark is usually working on the fusion of cutting edge video technology combined with mobile and OTT user experiences. With Computer Science degrees from The University of Mich...
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    Danny Greg

    Danny has somehow stumbled into a career as a software developer, driven primarily by his desire to build things and his utter failure as a musician. He started out making Mac apps on his own, before working for the likes of Realmac Software, No Thir...
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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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    David Hoang

    David Hoang is a product design professional with more than a decade’s experience. He focuses on mobile, wearables and emerging technology. He’s currently the Product Design Lead at One Medical Group and Studio Manager at The Rock Tumbler Collective....
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    Kevin Kim

    Kevin is currently the Mobile Developer at Projector, a San Francisco based start-up working on optimizing push notifications. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he was first exposed to the NeXTStep computer (the ancestor of today's iPhone) wh...
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    Jonathan Lehr

    Jonathan is the Co-Founder and VP of Training at About Objects, a company that has specialized in iOS training, consulting, and development since the SDK first shipped. He originally taught himself to program in Objective-C on the NeXTStep platform i...
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    Jonathan Mann

    Jonathan Mann has been writing a song a day for 2,300 days and counting. One time, he made Steve Jobs dance. This other time Steve Wozniak’s wife hired him to write Woz a 60th birthday song.
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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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    Mark Pospesel

    Mark began programming in BASIC on an Atari 800 while in junior high. With a diverse academic background in mathematics, biology, marine biology, and teaching English as a second language, he has 18 years experience as a professional programmer on 3 ...
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    Carol Shepherd

    Carol is an Enterprise Mobile Application Designer/Developer for a Fortune 500 IT organization. Most of her projects are intended for use within the walled garden that pampers corporate professionals instead of the app store. She has worked as a prof...
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    Ian Terrell

    Ian Terrell is a senior iOS engineer and official Open Source Czar (don't tell his boss that's not a title!) at WillowTree, Inc. He's been working in Swift since before Swift was, well, working. Now that it's on the server, too, he might not have any...
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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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    Mike Zornek

    Mike Zornek (@zorn) has been programming for Apple platforms since the Public Beta introduction of Mac OS X. Currently, Mike works for the Big Nerd Ranch doing a mixture of teaching and consulting, primarily focusing on the iOS platform. Mike also he...
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September 9th–10th, 2016


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Crowne Plaza Dulles
  • 2200 Centreville Rd
    Herndon, VA
    20170
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