iOSDevUK Format and Speakers

iOSDevUK 6 will follow our usual formula - we will start with some optional (but included in the price) sessions on Monday starting at 4pm - just for those who can't wait until Tuesday morning for the full conference to start. From first thing Tuesday to Thursday lunchtime there will be a mix of plenary sessions, and twin parallel sessions with different appeal (usually a techie strand and a broader strand). The main conference will finish in time to catch the 13:30 train on Thursday, but on Thursday afternoon we will start a hack that will finish at midnight - if you are coming to the hack, then you probably want to book accommodation for Thursday night as well.

We have some great speakers lined up (warning: the list may change slightly by September):   

  • Adam Eberbach - Adam is a senior software engineer at IBM's Melbourne Research lab and has focused on mobile since the Palm Pilot, and on Apple platforms since 2009. 
  • Adrian Strahan - Adrian is a freelance iOS developer and Project Manager. He's worked on iPhone and iPad apps since 2010 (iOS3).
  • Alexey Demedetskiy - An iOS Team Lead at Sigma Software. He builds iOS apps and experiments with Swift and Unidirectional architectures
  • Arkadiusz Holko - iOS developer at Macoscope. Author of Outread, a speed-reading app. Enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog and contributing to open source.
  • Basel Farag - My name is Basel not basil. I like Swift, puns, and massive parallel programming. I am talentless. 
  • Chris Maddern - Chris Maddern is Co-Founder of Button, the mobile commerce marketplace. Before Button, Chris led mobile engineering at Venmo. 
  • Clay Smith - Clay works for New Relic and has been going deep in the networking stack lately, and can't wait to share it with us.
  • Dal Rupnik - Senior Software Engineer that enjoys designing user experiences, creating visual design of user interfaces especially for mobile and desktop applications.
  • Dasmer Singh - Swift enthusiast at Venmo. Columbia University Grad. Avid dancer, runner and friend.
  • Dave Verwer - Head of Shiny Development, and creator of iOS Dev Weekly.
  • Diego Freniche - An iOS/Android developer at Mobile Jazz. Writing bugs, one at a time.
  • Ellen Shapiro - Ellen Shapiro helps build leading songwriting app Hum, and writes tutorials for 
  • Emily Toop - Emily is a serial entrepreneur and iOS developer, and currently works at Mozilla building Firefox for iOS.
  • Gem Barrett - Gem Barrett is a developer, gamer and tech activist.
  • Greg Heo - Greg is an iOS engineer, sometimes writer, and full-time Canadian living in San Francisco.
  • Luke Parham - Luke is a freelance iOS Developer living in Columbia Missouri.
  • Matt Oakes - Mobile and backend developer from Cheshire, but currently living in Brighton.
  • Niels van Hoorn - Niels started developing for iOS in 2009. Freelance work, and some own apps later, he became a full time iOS developer and now works at Framer.
  • Rich Turton - Cocoa Engineer at MartianCraft.
  • Richard Howells - Richard runs Bronze Software Labs, specializing in mobile computing and the Internet of Things.
  • Ross Butler - Ross has been an iOS developer at children's BBC for the last two years.
  • Ryan Nystrom - Ryan is an iOS Engineer at Facebook where he builds infrastructure for Instagram.
  • Steve Scott - Scotty is legendary in the MAC community as the organiser of the sadly defunct NSConference, but still appearing live at iOSDevUK.
  • Steven Hepting - Canadian living in San Francisco with my wife and our greyhound. I walk to work at Twitter.
  • Todd Kerpelman - Todd Kerpelman used to be a game designer, until he tricked Google into hiring him as a Developer Advocate.