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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Jean MacDonald

    Jean MacDonald is the founder of App Camp For Girls, a nonprofit program whose mission is to inspire girls to pursue app development as a career and to promote gender balance in the industry. She was a partner at Smile, where she managed marketing an...
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    Liz Marley

    Liz Marley is a Software Engineer at the Omni Group. She also has 10 years of experience testing Omni’s software. Her idea of summer vacation is to help middle schoolers learn to make software at App Camp for Girls. And if you catch Liz away from a c...
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    Justin Miller

    Justin began the mobile efforts at Mapbox in 2010 and today helps lead development of the iOS and Android SDKs, works on experimental prototyping, and assists with teambuilding efforts. He’s been working in Apple's programming environments for fiftee...
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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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    Manton Reece

    Manton Reece is a Mac, iOS, and web developer from Austin, Texas. Manton is the co-host of the podcast Core Intuition and the creator of Tweet Marker. His latest project is Micro.blog, a new social network and publishing platform for independent micr...
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    Rene Ritchie

    Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business. Editorial Director of Mobile Nations, he also oversees content planning and publication across Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and their over 40 million re...
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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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    Steve Scott (Scotty)

    Steve Scott (Scotty) has been a freelance developer since 1992 although he is probably best known for being the host on a number of developer podcasts including The iDeveloper Podcast. He was also the host and creator of NSConference. He has been ...
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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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    David Smith

    David Smith is an independent iOS developer based in Herndon, VA.  David began developing apps for the iOS App Store as soon as it was announced in 2008.  In that time he has experienced all the ups-and-downs of running an independent app software co...
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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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    Kristina Thai

    Kristina Thai is an iOS Software Engineer at Intuit, where she works on the QuickBooks Self-Employed app. She regularly writes tutorials and technical commentary on iOS and watchOS development on her website kristina.io. As an international speaker, ...
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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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    Mikey Ward

    Mikey teaches the beginning and advanced Cocoa and iOS courses at the Big Nerd Ranch, and co-authored Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide. Outside the classroom, he's convening the Atlanta chapter of CocoaHeads or running a game of Dung...
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June 5–8, 2017


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