October 12: Marc Van Olmen on the Reuters tvOS app

Join us this month where Marc Van Olmen will share some detail around working on the Reuters tvOS app.

We'll begin 6:30pm at Google. Enter on the 9th Avenue side of the building (entrance is close to Starbucks), check in with Security, and head to the 4th floor.

Folks interested in Pizza afterward should join the crowd and head up to Zia Maria's, on 23rd between 7th and 8th.

Last month, we gathered over pizza to discuss Apple's September announcements. We shared our theories about the experience of face-unlocking the iPhone X, made plans to trade 1st Generation Apple Watches in for the new ones, and lamented the loss of scrollview insets set to zero by default. Now that we're nearly a month into iOS 11, I'm sure we'll have even more insights to share.

August 10: CloudKit Notifications & Evolving the Swift API Guidelines

Join us Thursday, August 10, for two talks:

  1. Isaac Schmidt from the Huffington Post will share how he's working on the transition of their app's push notifications from Urban Airship to Apple's CloudKit.
  2. Mike Sanderson is going to discuss how he's been working to evolve the Swift API Guidelines and is interested in our input on a few examples.

We'll begin 6:30pm at Google. Enter on the 9th Avenue side of the building (entrance is close to Starbucks), check in with Security, and head to the 4th floor. We'll meet you at the elevators from there.

Afterward, it's pizza at Zia Maria's, on 23rd between 7th and 8th. Disclaimer: I cannot promise we won't discuss the latest episode of the Game of Thrones.

April 13: Three More Talks!

Join us on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 at Google for three more talks! Here's what's on the menu:

  1. Demitri Muna & Adventures with CIFilters
  2. Bob Clair with IBInspectables & IBDesignables
  3. Data Flow or a Swift Webserver (!?) with Richard Adem

Same deal as last month: each talk is slated for less than 20 minutes so we're going to try to begin at 6:30 and leave for pizza no later than 7:45.

We'll begin 6:30pm at Google. Enter on the 9th Avenue side of the building (entrance is close to Starbucks), check in with Security, and head to the 4th floor. We'll meet you at the elevators from there.

Afterward, pizza at Zia Maria's, on 23rd between 7th and 8th, until we find something we like more!

March 9th: Triple Header!

Because of last month's snow, we will have not one — not two — but THREE speakers on March 9th!

  1. Nina Baculinao is going to give a talk about using Snapshot Testing at Hopscotch.
  2. Vadim Komisarchik will share his experiences with React Native in Swift
  3. Frank Courville (visiting from Montreal!) will share how he uses NSOperations to supercharge his apps.

Each talk is slated for less than 20 minutes so we're going to try to begin at 6:30 and leave for pizza no later than 7:45.

We'll begin 6:30pm at Google. Enter on the 9th Avenue side of the building (entrance is close to Starbucks), check in with Security, and head to the 4th floor. We'll meet you at the elevators from there.

Afterward, pizza at Zia Maria's, on 23rd between 7th and 8th, until we find something we like more!

February 9th [CANCELLED due to snow]: Nina Baculinao on Snapshot Testing & Vadim Komisarchik on React Native

Join us on Thursday, February 9th for a double-header: Nina Baculinao is going to give a talk about using Snapshot Testing at Hopscotch, and Vadim Komisarchik will share his experiences with React Native in Swift!

Bring a friend and join us (promptly!) at 6:30pm at Google. Enter on the 9th Avenue side of the building (entrance is close to Starbucks), check in with Security, and head to the 4th floor. We'll meet you at the elevators from there.

Afterward, it's pizza at Zia Maria's, on 23rd between 7th and 8th, as usual.

Update 2/9/17

This month's meeting of CocoaHeads has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Both Nina and Vadim have agreed to give their talks next month on March 9th, so we will have a whopping three presentations that evening. Don't miss it!

January 12th: Blake Robinson, with Lessons Learned with the Bloom Fertility app

Hello and Happy New Year!

This Thursday, Blake Robinson will share a few lessons he's learned when working on the Bloom Fertility App. He's got a couple of tips for working with StackViews, and criteria for when to use custom controls and when not to. Also, he'll share why NSCoding made sense for his app and how it might work well for you, too.

Join us at 6:30 at Google on the 9th avenue entrance side, 4th Floor (details here). If you aren't sure how to get in, or have trouble at the security desk, email me (npodrazik @ gmail) and I'll come down and help you.  Zia Maria's is for dinner afterward!

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By the way, if you have not filled out the 2017 NYC CocoaHeads Wishlist survey, please do! This helps me find speakers on topics that we actively want to learn about and prod a few local experts to share what they know.

 

November 10th: Making Meetup 6.0 with Paul Bruneau & Matthew Bischoff

Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 at Google for CocoaHeads NYC!

This month, Paul Bruneau and Matthew Bischoff will talk about "Making Meetup 6.0". They'll walk us through the architecture underlying the new Meetup iOS app, rewritten entirely in Swift, as well as how they employed view models, protocols, generics, unit tests, and other patterns to build an app that's fun to work on and easy to change.

Paul joins us from Meetup and Matt is from Lickability. They're both long time members and friends of CocoaHeads and I'm so excited to hear what they've been working on.

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It's at Google on the 9th Avenue side at 6:30. Use your cellular service to reach out to me, Natalie, at 410_570_1555, in case you have trouble getting in.

And we'll head back to Zia Maria since we've been having pretty good luck there.

October 13th: Sam Jarman on Push Notifications

Happy month of the Pumpkin, CocoaHeads! Join us Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 at Google for Codetoberfest our monthly meetup.

This week, we welcome visiting developer Sam Jarman. He's going to talk about one of my most favorite subjects: Push Notifications.

We'll be at Google on the 9th Avenue Side. I'll prepare the security team a little bit in advance of 6:30 that our group is coming, so, if you don't see any familiar faces at the entrance, I'll look for our group on 4 just outside the Elevators. You can also send me a good ol'-fashioned text message: 410 570 1555.

 

Afterward, we'll head to Zia Maria, formerly known as Patsy's, since we've had luck there for the past few months.