May meeting at MindDistrict
Since this months meeting didn’t happen, I started working on next months meetup.
It’ll be on a wednesday this time round, the 21st of may. So mark it down everybody.
It’s gonna be awesome. Jan-Jaap from mind district has agreed to host us with pizza, beer and cola. Epic indeed… :)
Jan-Jaap or one of his peers will tell us about MindDistrict’s approach to automated testing with Appium. This should be interesting. And I’ll be closely watching this to see if there’s anything I can bring back to my own project. I’d like to call everybody out to be open about the details of their testing approach during the evening. There is a lot we can learn from each other and a lot we can gain by doing automated testing in a cool fashion.
Also I am very happy to announce the second speaker of the evening: Ash Furrow has agreed to come and talk. His topic is still a bit of a surprise, but knowing Ash, it’ll be good one, interesting to all people present.
In a few weeks I will post the announcement.
Also, use the cocoaheadsnl google group to plan meetings and give shout-outs to what you are doing during Appril: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cocoaheadsnl
No meeting this month
We’ve had a venue lined up hosting us yesterday. But unfortunately they had to cancel due to deadline crunch they were suffering.
I was unable to come up with an alternative. But considering it is Appril there is plenty to do this month.
Also for next month MindDistrict will host us in Amsterdam and let’s make that one a fantastic meet up so we can quickly forget about not meeting this month.
Also if you would like to lend a helping hand with the CocoaHeadsNL send me a message. (Twitter handle: leenarts )
Just to have a nice CocoaHeads logo on all our LinkedIn pages. Only going to tell you about it here once, so help spread the word during one of the meetups.
18 March meeting in Amsterdam
This time round NRC will be hosting us.
On the 18th we will have two interesting presentations. Thomas Visser from Touchwonders will tell us more about Auto Layout. In an attempt to mediate a resolution of the troubled relationship that many members of our community have with Auto Layout, Thomas will talk about his experience with Auto Layout, the basics of Auto Layout and some of the more advanced stuff.”
Jos Jong is going to talk about AppCode. XCode obviously is an essential part of iOS and OS X development. But since 2013 AppCode, JetBrains’ alternative, seem to be in growing favor with some developers. Does it really help to improve productivity? Can you do without XCode anyway?
NRC will be hosting us at Rokin 65 in a room with a view on the 6th floor. When entering, please indicate to the staff that you are here for the CocoaHeads meeting. They will direct you accordingly. Parking is best to be done 10 doors down the street in a public parking garage at Pink Parking. Public transport is also a great option, it stops right at the front door.
Also, please note NRC has provided us with a limited budget for drinks only. There is a restaurant available on the premises where a simple meal can be obtained for a fee. Once the budget is gone, please be prepared to pay a bit for your next drink. So either bring some cash or your own drinks and food. If someone is willing to sponsor some drinks or more, please let me know. I’ll arrange that with Niels from NRC.
Niels asked me to point you guys at a job opening at NRC they have available.
RSVP can be done, as always, on EventBrite
February 20, 2014 at 12:31am
Dependency Injection FTW
By Ievgen Solodovnykov
February 19, 2014 at 1:13pm
Lighter View Controllers
By Chris Eidhof
February 10, 2014 at 1:12pm
18 February meeting in Utrecht
Atos will be hosting us in Utrecht. Jolanda has worked hard to get everything lined up within Atos for us.
She managed to get us into a really cool room, with double beamers… So Chris, Eugene and Ivo, better bring your sunglasses! Here’s a nice picture Jolanda asked me to forward to you all:
Also, diner included.
Chris Eidhof will talk about how you can create lighter view controllers. We all know the 900 line monsters we sometimes have to deal with. Chris will tell his approach to dealing with this complexity.
Eugene Solodovnykov will talk about dependency injection. This is going to be interesting in the sense that it’s off the beaten path and sometimes can be surprisingly useful, especially when doing unit test. Cause we all do unit testing, right… ?
Also Ivo Jansch from the mDevcon will pay us a visit. We’ll listen to why he thinks we should go to the mDevcon. This won’t be a full-fledged session, but make sure you are there, cause he might provide us with a surprise.
As always, you can RSVP on EventBrite.
Important to note/know when arriving: At the gate, clearly indicate that you are here for the CocoaHeadsNL meeting and state your name. After parking (on the ATOS grounds) proceed to the “Court” building. Jolanda will be there to welcome you, most of you have probably seen her on one of the previous meetings.
January 31, 2014 at 4:26pm
Februari’s meetup is taking shape…
Hey everyone, get your agenda’s out and mark februari 18th…
We’ll be in Utrecht that month at ATOS. Jolanda, who you might actually know yourself from our meetups has been kind enough to offer to host us at her place (That’s the ATOS office.)
We’ve got something special happening that evening as well. Ivo Jansch one of the people behind the mDevcon will swing by that evening. Being a media partner to the mDevcon proved to be a win-win situation. And I’m guessing Ivo will have some (short!!) words of gratitude to say to all of us.
The preliminary schedule for the februari meetup is two talks for now. One by Chris Eidhof about lighters view controllers, and one by Eugene Solodovnykov about dependency injection. Sounds like some very practical content which might learn you a new trick or two.
The schedule is preliminary and might still change. But we’re only waiting for the final confirmations, so I wouldn’t expect any changes.
Also a call out to all you girls and guys, please offer yourself to speak at one of our events. We really would like to hear what everybody is working on and what they get excited about. Also, if you or your boss has some budget to spend… might I suggest to invite us to stop by at your workplace for dose of CocoaHeadsNL. :)
Hope to see you all soon, I will be at the meeting this february for sure!
mDevcon schedule is now complete…
Just got word on the fact that mDevcon 2014 has announced their conference schedule.
Go check it out here.
There are still tickets available for both the conference day and the tutorial day.
I’m posting this as part of our media partnership with mDevcon. Trying to get the word out that CocoaHeads.nl is awesome. :) Go check out our logo here on the mDevcon page: http://mdevcon.com
January 23, 2014 at 12:05pm
Erik wrote a nice write-up of the presentations this week.