Two weird tricks to get free tickets to /dev/world/2015

I have the privilege of helping to organise /dev/world/2015, a conference for those developing for, and on, iOS and OS X. It’s a special privilege /dev/world/2015because our experiences with early /dev/world conferences back in 2008 helped us develop connections in the early iOS developer community, and ultimately start our company.

I therefore think that everyone should go to /dev/world, and there are two ways to get there at no cost. Pretty exciting!

Option 1 is to submit a talk to /dev/world/2015. The deadline is 30 June. We’re welcoming to speakers of all levels of experience, public speaking experience, and any other attribute you might care to name. We’d love to have a talk from you!

Option 2 is to be a student at a University in Australia or New Zealand, and then join the AUC (it cost a mere $50). Once you’re a member of the AUC, in addition to getting access to discounted tickets to all our other events, you also get free admission to /dev/world/2015. Yep, totally free.

If you’re not a student, and don’t feel like presenting at /dev/world/2015, you can get a discounted Early Bird ticket until 3 August 2015. If you have a question, feel free to email me: paris AT paris.id.au

Swift Development with Cocoa

The new book that I co-authored with Jon Manning and Tim Nugent is now available from O’Reilly Media. Swift Development with Cocoa covers programming for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 using Apple’s new language. It’s getting great reviews, and it was a lot of fun to write.

Swift Development with CocoaThanks to our editor, Rachel Roumeliotis, for continuing to put up with us, as well as everyone else at O’Reilly who helped with the book. And thank you to our fabulous tech reviewers!

You can buy the book at O’Reilly, or Amazon, or at your favourite technical book-selling-place. It can also be read online via Safari.

Swift Training – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

Hi all!

Swift Developer Lab by Secret LabWe’re going to be running a 1-day Swift Developer Lab in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in the coming months. These labs are designed for existing iOS developers to get up to speed with Swift development for iOS 8.

You can learn more about the labs over at Secret Lab’s training page. Tickets are available at $250 (which is half price) until 10 November 2014. We’d love to see you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me: paris AT paris.id.au

/dev/world/2014

/dev/world/2014One of my favourite conferences ever, /dev/world/2014, is running for the 7th time this year. Once again it’s in Melbourne, and once again I’m speaking!

Secret Lab would not exist without the support we received through attending past AUC events, such as /dev/world. I could not recommend it more highly for those in the iOS or Mac development community, or interested in iOS or Mac development.

Check it out at http://www.devworld.com.au – tickets are available now!