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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 an independent writer, editor, and developer, living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with developing numerous App Store apps for clients, he is the co-author of iPhone SDK Development (Pragmatic Programmers) and Learning Core Audio ...
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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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    Matt Drance

    Matt Drance is a developer, consultant, author, and part-time stay at home dad living in Northern California. He founded Bookhouse Software in 2009, where he builds iOS applications for prominent clients around the US and advises a number of Silicon ...
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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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    Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

    After developing his first iOS app in school, Mattieu fell in love with the mobile world. He spent the rest of his years in university learning and teaching mobile development as a member of his university's Mobile App Development club. When he disco...
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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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    Jeff LaMarche

    Jeff LaMarche is a Mac and iOS developer with more than 20 years of programming experience. Jeff has written a number of iOS and Mac development books, including Beginning iOS 6 Development (Apress, 2013), and Learn Cocoa on the Mac (Apress, 2010). J...
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    Ben Lachman

    Ben grew up running through the woods of Southeastern Ohio and poking at computers. Today he chases his kids through the woods, and the computers he pokes at are made out of aluminum rather than plastic, but little else has changed. Ben has started t...
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    Bob McCune

    Bob McCune is an iOS developer, instructor, and author of Learning AV Foundation (Addison-Wesley Professional). He's the the owner of TapHarmonic, a Twin Cities-based consulting and training company. He’s been developing software since the mid-90s an...
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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 speaks and writes on motivational and tactical topics she's learned throughout 17 years as a web and mobile app designer, UX practitioner, manager, co-worker, business owner, partner, and employee counselor. She weaves-in experience and learni...
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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 14 years experience as a professional programmer on 3 ...
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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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    Michael Simmons

    Michael Simmons co-founded Flexibits, a Mac and iOS software developer. A veteran Apple guy, Michael has been designing, marketing, and business developing Apple-related products for over 15 years. He’s worked at Apple, Prosoft Engineering, Ambrosia ...
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    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is a writer and consultant with Rubber City Wizards. They are a small consultancy focused on innovative mobile systems. He has 15 years of professional IT experience and has been a sysadmin (and still kinda is), programmer in variou...
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    Daniel Steinberg

    Daniel Steinberg has spent the last three decades working as a professional Swift developer. OK, he hasn't. But he's really enjoying the Swift Programming Language. Daniel has been programming the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared in ...
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    Michele Titolo

    Michele Titolo is the Lead iOS Engineer for Prolific Interactive, a product-focused mobile agency with offices in San Francisco and Brooklyn, NY. She has shipped over a dozen apps to the Apple AppStore, and designed and implemented APIs for a number ...
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    Marcus Zarra

    Marcus S. Zarra is the managing partner of MartianCraft, LLC, based out of Virginia. He has been developing Cocoa software since 2003, Java software since 1996, and has been in the industry since 1985. Currently Marcus is producing software for iOS a...
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April 18-20, 2013


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