A lot has happened since I last posted about RWDevCon, so I wanted to give you a quick status update.
First, we are happy to announce 4 new sponsors for the conference:
Savvy Apps (gold sponsor): Savvy Apps is a full-service mobile development company that’s driven by making life better, one app at a time. They have worked on award-winning mobile apps from Homesnap to PBS for iPad to Musx and more.
LaunchKit (silver sponsor): LaunchKit is a suite of tools that makes it easier to build, launch, and manage mobile apps – such as a screenshot builder, review monitor, sales reporter, and app website generator.
WillowTree (silver sponsor): WillowTree is a mobile app development company that excels at bleeding-edge projects. They have worked with clients such as GE, Johnson & Johnson, and the NBA to create the best mobile experience possible.
FastSpring (bronze sponsor): FastSpring is your complete e-commerce solution for payments and subscriptions. It’s used as the back-end for the stores of many popular Mac apps, and is the back end for the store on this site! :]
Topic Poll Tomorrow
As you may know, one of the unique features of RWDevCon is that the attendees choose what topics we give tutorials on!
A while back, we had a brainstorming round of topic ideas from team members & attendees. Tomorrow, we are sending out a poll where attendees can select from the following topics:
Accelerate and other advanced computation topics
Android Development for iOS Developers
Android: Android Wear
App Architecture – Including MVVM and others
Audio Generation / Manipulation / Plugin Writing
Adaptive Layout, Advanced
Auto Layout, Advanced
Business of App Development, The
CocoaPods and Carthage
Core Animation Layer Masks
Core Audio Tutorial
Core Data vs. CloudKit vs. iCloud vs. Parse vs. FireBase
Core Data: Building a Swift Core Data Stack
Core Data: Device to Online Service Synchronization
Core Data: High Performance
Custom Back-end for an iOS App, Making
Custom Controls in iOS
Custom Presentations and Transitions, Advanced
Instruments in Xcode
Integrating Data from Workout Apps with Watch / HealthKit
iOS & Bluetooth
iOS & Internet of Things integration
iOS 9 Multitasking
iOS 9 Search APIs
iOS Design Patterns in Swift
Libraries and Frameworks, Building
Keeping App Data In Sync Across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
Math for Programmers
Metal: for Beginners
Metal: Custom 2D or 3D UI
On-Demand Resources and App Thinning
OS X for iOS Developers
Parse Local Data Store
Reactive Cocoa / RxSwift
Regexes : in unit testing, data validation, etc
SceneKit: For Beginners
SpriteKit: For Beginners
SpriteKit: Scene Editor
SpriteKit: Building tvOS Games
Stack Views (UIStackView)
Swift 2: For Beginners
Swift 2: Error Handling
Swift 2: Reference vs. Value Types
Swift 2: Optionals Made Easy
Swift 2: Protocol Oriented Programming in Practice
Swift 2: Interoperability with Objective-C In-Depth
Swift 2: Programming in a Swift (rather than Obj-C) Style
Swift 2: Adopting Swift in a large production app
Test Driven Development
tvOS: Making Native Apps
tvOS: Making TVML Apps
tvOS: Understanding video streaming
tvOS: Reusing code between tvOS & iOS Apps
UIAnimation: For Beginners
UIAnimation: CALayer animations
watchOS 2: For Beginners
watchOS 2: For Beginners, Part 2
Xcode for Beginners
Xcode Tips & Tricks, Advanced
Xcode UI Testing
We’ll be choosing the final topics based on a combination of popular requests and our areas of expertise. We can’t wait to see what ends up winning the poll!
Where To Go From Here?
After we get the poll results, we’ll invite a second round of speakers and build out the schedule. We’ll post the schedule here when it’s ready.
As for tickets, they’re going extremely fast. We already have 199 confirmed attendees (more than last year already), and have just 30 tickets left!
If you want a ticket, be sure to grab your ticket now so you don’t regret missing out later. If you sign up today, you can participate in the tutorial poll tomorrow! :]
The team and I look forward to meeting you at RWDevCon for some tutorials, inspiration, and fun!