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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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    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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    Curt Clifton

    Curt Clifton is a software developer with the Omni Group, where he primarily works on OmniFocus for Mac and iOS. Curt came to the Omni Group from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he was an associate professor of Computer Science and Softwar...
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    Sam Davies

    Sam is a strange mashup of developer, writer and trainer. By day you'll find him recording videos for Razeware, writing tutorials, attending conferences and generally being a good guy. By night he's likely to be out entertaining people, armed with hi...
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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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    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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    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 Miller is the mobile lead at Mapbox. He is behind the Mapbox iOS tools like the SDK and Mapbox GL, OS X platform work on TileMill and Mapbox Studio, and overall company mobile strategy. He has been developing in Cocoa since 2004 and formerly p...
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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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    Nat Osten

    Nat Osten works at Smile as a software engineer building iOS apps. Outside of normal work hours Nat also works with App Camp for Girls creating the camper curriculum and teaching. Nat usually spends down time hiking with Wendall the Wonder Dog.
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    Chris Parrish

    Chris is one of the founders of Aged & Distilled, developers of the popular Mac application Napkin. Chris has been programming for Apple's platforms for over 3 decades, starting with assembly language on an Apple II+. He has contributed to dozens of ...
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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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    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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    Katheryn Shi

    Katheryn Shi is an iOS developer at Coursera, a start-up focused on providing universal access to the world’s best education . She was Coursera’s 2nd iOS engineer and wrote the foundations of Coursera’s universal app. She first became interested in i...
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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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    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints.
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