Jens Alfke: Sync & swim with CouchDB for Mac & iOS
Introverted, intuitive, thinking, perceiving. I live to make things: most often software, sometimes designs or mixes or stories or photos. (I wish I could make music.)
Chris Clark: Personification of applications
A quick exploration of cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, anthropomorphism, VH1-style pickup artistry, and design, all in the name of making better products. Products people love. Or at least products people want a one night stand with.
This session discusses some sexual topics as they relate to the psychology of user relationships with products. The content may be offensive to some viewers.
Eloy Durán: Who’s your mac daddy now, runtime?!
This presentation will introduce MacRuby, which is an implementation of Ruby (a high-level dynamic language optimized for programmer happiness) on top of Apple technologies, and demonstrate that it can be used to create, or assist in creating, real apps.
Guy English: Moderation: Simplicity, complexity & software design
Guy English works on popular iOS and Macintosh applications and is mysterious about it. Prior to that he worked at Rogue Amoeba on their excellent Mac desktop audio software. And before that he had a ten year career in the video games industry working on everything from 3D engines, scripting bridges, and palette animation in a voxel engine.
Audrey Eschright: Location: The fun, useful and sometimes creepy things your apps can do
This is a high-level talk on making use of location in your applications. I’ll cover the basics of creating location-based software, fun and interesting ways to make use of geographic data, and how to deal with common privacy concerns. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how location can enhance and support everything from finding your way in the world, to games, to productivity tools and other utilities.
Steve Glinberg: Mind the gap: A Framework for communicating effectively about software
Steve Glinberg is the founder of 123 Apps, a Madison, WI based company specializing in the development of educational and fun iPad and iPhone apps for kids ages 2-10, including top sellers 123 Color, 123 Glow, 123 Sticker, 123 World, and KidCalc Math Fun. Living in Madison, WI with his wife and two daughters (6 and 2 1/2), Steve is passionate about finding simple and effective ways to teach children with technology. Steve has been providing software development consulting and training to clients for 15 years, working in a multitude of roles spanning the full software development lifecycle. Steve also runs an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad recycling program aimed at bringing donated high technology mobile devices into classrooms constrained by ever tightening budgets.