Wednesday, September 2, 2009

360|iDev Denver

Unfortunately, I'm not planning on attending any more conferences this year. I really need to buckle down and get More iPhone Development done, and then I need to turn my attention to making money. As a result, I've turned down inquiries from both the 360 iDev and the Voices that Matter conferences this fall.

I'm really regretting the fact that I won't be able to attend the 360 iDev Denver conference, however. The inaugural conference in San Jose back in March was a great little conference. The upcoming one at the end of this month in Denver looks like it's going to be much bigger and at least as good.

In addition to speaking at the last 360|iDev conference, I had a secondary, kinda secret duty, which was to find potential iPhone authors for Apress so they could expand their catalog of iPhone offerings. Boy, was my trip successful in that regard. I handed off a list of names to Apress, and nearly every single one of them has contributed to an Apress title, writing either a chapter, or an entire book.

The caliber of people who attend 360 iDev is top-notch, both in terms of technical skill and just in terms of being nice, fun people. John and Tom, the organizers are great guys who work really hard to make the conference both valuable and fun. If I didn't have this book hanging over my head, I would certainly be going.

If you haven't signed up yet, you really should consider it. It's quite reasonably priced as far as conferences go, and you will meet a lot of people who for doing great things on our platform. You'll also learn a lot. It's a great place to make friends, find help, and just have a great time.

360|iDev Denver runs September 27 through September 30, 2009


Tom Ortega said...

Thanks for the kind word, Jeff. You presence will definitely be missed this time around.

That said, get back to writing! :)

CodeForever said...

I will miss you ! My favorite talk was the OpenGL and ACM one

K. A. Barber said...

I am in Colo. Springs and was thinking about going but decided to save the money and buy new ipod touch test assets (when they come out) instead. I would have liked to sit in on some of the OpenGL talks though. Are any of the materials going to be posted after the conference or is that up to the individual presenter?

Jeff LaMarche said...

K.A. Barber - that would be a question better directed toward Tom. Last time, the talks were made available online if the presenter was willing.

Jeff LaMarche said...


Thanks. That OpenGL talk was completely off-the-cuff as a favor because all of the OpenGL sessions ended up canceled. I actually learned quite a bit from some of the audience members. Was a fun session.

Yeah, I'm bummed about not going, but my deadline for this book is the end of this month and it's going to be tight enough without traveling across the country the weekend before the deadline.