I’m not presenting this year but it’s fun to attend without the pressure of having to speak coherently for 45 minutes in front of hundreds of people. :)
Returning for his third year as MC, Paul Ardeleanu kicked things off with an unusual theme for the conference: Kindness. Who would have thought you’d have to remind people to be not crappy to each other? But as the world continues to polarise, Paul’s call for a bit of respect resonated.
My favourite talks so far:
- Best Practices for Notifications Features by Kaya Thomas showed how to unit test local notifications by wrapping with protocols
- Parsing Formal Languages with Swift by Nick Lockwood almost convinced me to roll my own parser instead of using combinators
- 30 Xcode Tips in 45 Minutes by Sean Allen, my favourite of which was the “Double-length pseudo language” option in storyboards that shows how German will ruin your day
- Keynote: The Monad Show by Daniel Steinberg was a fun refresher illustrated with live volunteers cutting strings and stuffing envelopes
Day 2 tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to Lizzie Siegle’s talk about generating songs, and Graham Lee’s talk provocatively titled “Beyond TDD”.
Say hi if you’re around! #ioscon