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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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    Josh Abernathy

    Josh started doing Cocoa programming before it was cool. Even though he sometimes flirts with iOS, he always returns to the Mac. He works at GitHub, mostly on GitHub for Mac.
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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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    Tim Burks

    Tim Burks is an iOS developer who recently joined the world's biggest API company. At Google, he works on the API Services Platform Team, which supports Google's internal and external APIs and builds services to help app developers better use APIs...
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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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    Collin Donnell

    Collin Donnell has been creating apps for iOS and Mac OS X full time since May 2008. Since then he’s gotten to lead and contribute to a lot of great apps. Collin contributed to apps like Things for iPhone, and consulted for others, before spend...
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    Pete Hodgson

    Pete Hodgson is a consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he's spent the last few years helping teams become awesome at sustainable delivery of high-quality mobile applications. Pete is on a mission to bring modern agile practices like continuous integra...
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    Andria Jensen

    Andria Jensen is the co-founder of Appsolute Genius, a custom app development company. She’s been a programmer since high school and is a self-proclaimed computer geek. If there's a meetup about iPhone development or a nearby tech conference, you can...
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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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    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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    Jaimee Newberry

    Jaimee has worked in the web interaction design & development industry since 1998, with emphasis on behavioral psychology-applied design for web, mobile web, iOS + Android applications, and product teams. After a 15-year, award-winning design career ...
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    Janine Ohmer

    Janine's first computer was an Apple IIe, which allowed her to dial in to school to do her homework instead of hanging out in the machine room.  That was cutting edge stuff in the early 80s!  Her next Apple was the very first iMac, and from then on i...
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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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    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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    Ben Scheirman

    Ben Scheirman is an experienced software developer from Houston, TX. He is the founder of NSScreencast.com, where he produces high-quality screencasts on iOS & Mac development. When not programming, Ben enjoys playing guitar, geeking out about bee...
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    Brent Simmons

    Brent has been writing apps for Apple computers for over 30 years, since his first Apple II Plus in 1980. His professional apprenticeship was at UserLand Software where he worked on Frontier and on Manila, an early blog platform. Later he created app...
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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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    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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    Mattt Thompson

    Mattt Thompson is the creator & maintainer of AFNetworking and other popular open-source projects, including Postgres.app, Induction, Helios, and Nomad, and he also writes about obscure & overlooked parts of Cocoa on NSHipster.
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