Presentations on timely programming techniques blended with up-to-date iOS and OS X discussion to bake up the second year of CocoaConf in Ohio. The “conference for iPhone, iPad and Mac developers” made one of its five 2012 tour stops in Dublin, Ohio at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Approximately 100* eager local developers, industry luminaries and regionally respected consultants and authors converged for a full day of tutorials and two days of sessions from August 9th – 11th. Two more stops are planned this year in Portland, OR from October 25-27 and in Raleigh, NC at an undetermined date.
The conference kicked off on Thursday with full day tutorials taught by veteran speakers Bill Dudney and Chris Adamson. First day attendees had their choice of a full day learning either the nuts and bolts of iOS development (Dudney) or the advanced topic of programming with the Core Audio API (Adamson). If you were at Adamson’s Core Audio tutorial or just want to explore the code from it, you can get a zip of the sample project on his blog [Time code];.
Tutorials were followed up on Friday and Saturday with mostly 60 minute and a few 90 minute sessions. Topics ranged across the OS X and iOS APIs in both introductory and advanced fashion. Doses of standard programming practices such as debugging, profiling and testing and a generous portion of the latest developments in XCode 4.4 and Objective-C were handed out equally throughout the two days of sessions. You can check out a complete listing of sessions here.
To get the most current information on future events and registration details, visit http://www.cocoaconf.com/columbus-2012/sessions. You can view more images from the 2012 Columbus stop on flickr.com.
CocoaConf Columbus 2013?
Absolutely. The conference’s organizer, Dave Klein, gave me a definitive answer to that and other questions after this post was first published. Dave said that CocoaConf will definitely be back in Columbus in 2013, although most likely in early Fall. Dave is actively soliciting new speakers on the tour and loves to book your favorites. So if you have an iPhone/iPad/Mac developer guru that you would like to see on the tour next year just tweet your suggestion to @cocoaconf. And if you don’t see your nearest metropolitan area on the tour for 2012, you can suggest it here.
If you have attended a CocoaConf event in the past, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.
* This number was originally 200 and was corrected on 8/20/2012.