Archive for September, 2008

macMacDevs[12] = Glasgow_Offshore

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Fresh from my record-breaking “Software Development with Cocoa” talk (the record being the greatest number of references to pom-pons in a software development talk), I can announce that it is nearly time for macMacDevs[12]!

macMacDevs[12] will be held at Offshore, 3/5 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU, on Thursday 25 September, from 19:00 until whenever.

To the masses of newcomers who saw the talk and want to come along, you’re more than welcome! If you can email david at macmacdev dot com to let me know you’re coming that would be great so I have an idea of numbers.

Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday – if you don’t see a bunch of geeks with MacBooks or iPhones, simply look for the pom-pons.

“Software Development with Cocoa” @ Apple Store Glasgow

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

If you happen to look through the schedule of events for Apple Store Glasgow, you might just find one called “Software Development with Cocoa” on Thursday 18 September, from 18:00-19:00, which appears to have my name on it!

The description is, shall we say, not quite exactly what I submitted: apparently someone in Cupertino thought that ‘Cocoa Cheerleader’ didn’t sound nearly professional enough and upgraded me to ‘Cocoa expert’; nor am I sure how I got to be an ‘insider’ but if this means I get ‘access-all-areas’ in Infinite Loop I’m happy.

So, what will I be talking about? Essentially an overview of development opportunities on the Mac, a look at what’s involved in Cocoa, a look at the developer tools, some quick demos, and anything else that will convince people to think about getting into software development with Cocoa. I’m not planning anything too in-depth during the presentation, but there should be an opportunity to talk code during the Q&A and with developers afterwards.

If you’re interested in turning up that would be awesome: it would be really good to demonstrate to Apple that there are a lot of people interested in developing on the Mac.

I’d really like to have a mini-panel of developers to take part in the Q&A part, so if you’re interested in helping me out please let me know – I promise you won’t have to cheer, or shake pom-pons.

macMacDevs[11] = Edinburgh_Baroque

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Apple chose to hold their Special Event on September 9 just so we’d have plenty to talk about at macMacDevs[11] two days later, which is nice of them since we can’t talk about iPhone development due to the rather-annoying-NDA.

macMacDevs[11] will be held at Baroque, 39-41 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU, on Thursday 11 September 2008, starting at 19.00.

As usual, turn up, talk code, moan about the NDA.

If you’re thinking of turning up, please do so! Email david at macmacdev dot com ahead of time so we can book at table, otherwise we’ll just sit outside and watch buses roll backwards down the hill again.