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.

 

Catch-up

We've had a number of solid speakers and get-togethers over the past year, and I apologize for not keeping the blog up to date.  Even the meetings without a formal speaker have given us the chance to decompress around our favorite topics and provide a backchannel for some current events.

Here's what we've been talking about since July 2015:

  1. In August, after we had a chance to let WWDC sink in a bit, and caught up on a few talks, we had a lively discussion about some of the new things and things omitted.
  2. October was fresh after the tvOS announcement. We discussed some of the limitations and documentation.
  3. For our November meeting, we got an excellent demo from Bob Clair about the physics app that he'd been working on for CERN.  Eric Panchenko also gave us a walkthrough of his trivia app that he rebuilt for tvOS.
  4. I gave a demo in December of a UITableView that prepends data as the user scrolls up (as Messages does).
  5. Dennis Pilarinos from Buddybuild impressed us thoroughly with a new way to distribute Beta builds in January!
  6. For February, we tried a show-and-tell type of set up with a few demos from around the table.

Looking forward to what 2016 will bring!

 

July 9th: Jeremy Cohen, Facebook, and Core Data

Howdy folks! Join us this Thursday night for a rabble-rousing talk from Jeremy Cohen about what Facebook is doing for persistent storage. I know I've got a ton of questions and I'm sure you do, too — bring 'em on Thursday and we'll hash it all out.

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Also, please note that Jeremy's gotta run right around 7, so we're going to do our best to start right at 6:30 on Thursday. All the details are here. See you then!