Playgrounds is Australia’s conference dedicated to Swift and Apple platform developers
Our aim is simple - to bring in the brightest and influential members of the Swift and Apple development community to Australian shores to discuss ideas, share in knowledge and make long lasting relationships all within an inclusive environment.
If you love writing Swift or developing on one of Apple's many platforms, then Playgrounds is for you.
Big Bucket, Perth. @mattcomi
Matt is an independent iOS developer based in Perth. He's the creator of the highly acclaimed iOS games The Incident and Space Age. In 2011, The Incident was included on iPhone devices in Apple Store worldwide and in 2014, Space Age was awarded Editor's Choice. When he's not making games, Matt enjoys cooking and making cocktails, usually Negronis.
Instagram, San Francisco. @gregheo
Greg has been a computer nerd ever since the Commodore 64 days. He enjoys writing code, long walks thinking about code, and listening to podcasts about code. You can read his blog at Swift Unboxed.
Workflow, San Francisco. @ayanonagon
Ayaka is an iOS engineer at Workflow and was previously at Venmo on their iOS team. In the past, she’s given talks on natural language processing in Swift, scripting in Swift, and a few other things. She writes at Learn Swift ↯ to show how powerful the language can be.
Cocoa with Love, Melbourne. @cocoawithlove
Matt has worked as a Mac and iOS developer and consultant for more than a decade, working across a range of fields from video server software to weather apps. His website Cocoa with Love has offered in-depth articles on Mac and iOS development since 2007.
Author, Denver (Livecast). @ericasadun
Erica is the bestselling author, coauthor, and contributor to several dozen books on programming including the widely popular The iOS Developer's Cookbook series and also blogs at ericasadun.com. In addition to being the author of dozens of iOS-native applications, Erica holds a Ph.D. in computer science.
Stitch Fix, San Francisco. @bobbins
Rachel is an iOS engineer at Stitch Fix in San Francisco, where she leads the customer-facing iOS team. Prior to joining Stitch Fix, she worked on a variety of iOS projects at Pivotal Labs. She's passionate about building delightful experiences, for both end-users and developers.
Fastlane & Twitter, San Francisco. @krausefx
Felix is the creator of fastlane, an open source toolchain for automating all your iOS development tasks. He recently joined Twitter where he now works full-time on open source tooling for iOS developers. Before that Felix worked at various startups in Europe and in the U.S. where he started his first steps into automating the building and submission process.
Capital One, San Francisco. @allonsykraken
Raised by llamas in the great state of Texas, Hector grew to be an avid couch potato who likes spending his precious couch time playing the Legend of Zelda or yelling at the TV whilst watching Game of Thrones. While he isn’t sitting at home vegging out, blogging or working on KrakenDev.io, you can find him sitting at the office writing iOS & Android mobile apps for Capital One. With a particular penchant for great mobile UI/UX, Hector writes the code that makes the world go round.
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Tuesday 10AM AEDT / Monday 3PM PST