Each year, more than 5,000 iOS and Mac developers from over 50 different countries gather at Moscone Center West for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC. It's the one week developers get to learn about all of the shiny new devices and APIs that they'll use to make their next great apps.
Heroku is excited to be sponsoring and organizing a great lineup of events next week:
For anyone who didn't get a ticket to the main event this year or is looking for a change of pace from the official schedule, AltWWDC is definitely worth a look. This open alternative to Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference features sessions and labs from such luminaries as Aaron Hillegass, Marcus Zarra, Mike Lee, and Brent Simmons.
Heroku Mobile Lead and AFNetworking creator Mattt Thompson will be on hand at the Connectivity & Web Services AltWWDC Lab on Tuesday (6/11) from 1–5PM, to answer your questions about creating mobile backends or native iOS apps.
NSHipster is a journal of the overlooked bits in Objective-C and Cocoa with a new article every week. It's pretty obscure, so unless you're hip to Objective-C, you probably haven't heard of it. But if you are in the know, you won't want to miss NSHipster Pub Quiz. 4 rounds of 10 questions that challenge your knowledge of Objective-C internals, Cocoa APIs, and assorted Apple arcana.
Join us Tuesday evening (6/11) at New Relic's beautiful new space on Spear St. (just a few blocks from Moscone) for delicious pub food and craft beverages starting at 6:30, sponsored by Heroku, Mutual Mobile and New Relic. The quiz will get started once everyone settles in, around 7:30 or so. We'll be keeping the lights on late, giving you time to catch up with fellow NSHipsters afterwards.
Much more than just an Objective-C dependency manager, CocoaPods has become the rallying point for the iOS and Mac OS X developer community, with over 1,700 open source projects currently available. Heroku is proud to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual WWDC CocoaPods Meetup on Wednesday evening (6/12) from 5–9PM at the Heavybit offices (9th & Folsom).
Starting at 5PM, CocoaPods core team members will host office hours, for anyone who has questions about using CocoaPods in their projects. Then, at 7PM, Eloy Durán, the creator of CocoaPods, will give his "State of the Union" address, followed by talks core contributors Orta Thero, Michele Titolo, and Mattt Thompson.
Helios is an open-source framework that provides essential backend services for iOS apps. Since its launch in April, Helios has become a compelling option for data synchronization, push notifications, in-app purchases, and passbook integration.
On Thursday afternoon (6/13), from 1–4PM at The Grove (3rd & Mission), Mattt Thompson will host office hours to answer questions about Helios and mobile app development. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get started with Helios, whether you're creating something new from scratch, or adding it to your existing web application.
The Heroku Team