The Cocoa community, which brings together people working with Apple's Cocoa frameworks on iOS and Mac OS X, is a great community to be a part of. We learn from our fellow programmers, we build upon the open source libraries and we enjoy contributing to that community. That's why we like to host the CocoaHeads meetup from time to time.
CocoaHeads is an international network of meetups on the topic of Cocoa frameworks. We are part of the Dutch chapter, CocoaHeadsNL. The next CocoaHeadsNL meetup will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at the Touchwonders office (maps). There will be drinks, nice people and three talks:
- Our own Fabio Milano will talk about our new app Elevate that made us 'Most Stair Friendly Company 2014' in the competition hosted by the Dutch Diabetes Foundation. The app uses iBeacons to track the user as he or she is walking up and down the stairs. Fabio will share the challenges we faced as we pushed the iBeacon technology to its limits.
- Floor van Steeg is designer at Touchwonders. He will give a short talk on designing animations. From early prototypes to final implementation, designers and developers can work together to create animations that work and feel great. Floor will talk about the design process and will share examples of great animation design that are out there.
- Pieter Omvlee is the founder of Bohemian Coding where he works on the award winning Sketch. He will talk about the challenges that came with creating Sketch and how the codebase evolved to cope with ever more complex use cases. From a straightforward drawing app to a true competitor to Adobe's Photoshop over the past years.
You can sign up for the event - it's free! - at the meetup.com page. We are already at capacity, but you can be added to the waiting list and have a chance of getting a ticket when people drop out.
PS: For an added bonus, download Elevate from the App Store before you arrive at the meetup and earn your first points by taking the stairs to the event!
Updated 2014/10/17: added Floor to the list of speakers.