May meetup @ Backbase

Posted on May 20, 2015

On May 20th Backbase will be opening it's doors for a night with CocoaHeadsNL.

18:00 Doors open, food ready

19:00 First presentation will start.

The first speaker this evening will be Jorge Ortiz, who will give a talk about Core Data in Modern Times.

Jorge is a freelance dedicated to mobile development, security, and systems architecture. As a developer he started to work for the M.I.T. in 1993 and since he has collaborated in many software projects. Most of them were internally for HP where he worked for more than 15 years. During the last 6 years he has been working in different aspects of mobile development. After playing with PalmOS, he learned Android programming for the first Google App contest and immediately started to play with the first iPhone SDK. He often participates as instructor in the best iOS and Android Bootcamps in EE.UU. and Europe.

Unfortunately the speaker from Backbase had to cancel. We've been in contact with Backbase and we perfectly understand the reasons behind this.

As an alternative we asked Backbase to allow us to bring in another speaker from out network. Thankfully Robert van Loghem was able to step in.

Title: Swift, why I won’t go back to Objective-C

Description: Since Apple introduced Swift at WWDC ’14, I’ve been using the new language steadily in my new projects and existing projects. At first it was a love and mostly hate relationship. Slow compiler, slow Arrays, cryptic error messages, Signal 11 galore... it was the worst. When version 1.2 came out, most of my hate of the immature language and tools vanished and finally the benefits compared to Objective-C became very clear to me.


Bio: Robert van Loghem has been programming since he was 13 years old in Turbo Pascal, after doing over a decade of backend development in Java, and some Scala, he started developing Objective-C iOS apps in 2010 for NS and a little bit of ProRail. Now in 2015 he’s doing 100% Swift at Suitsupply.

Want to join us? RSVP on meetup right here