If you want to make the most of iOSDevUK, then you need to plan to be in Aberystwyth from 4pm on Monday 2nd September to 4pm on Thursday 5th September. The conference itself starts on Tuesday morning, and goes until Thursday lunchtime, but from 4-6pm on Monday and 1pm to 3pm on Thursday we arrange some great tutorials included in the cost of the conference.

We have around 30 speakers in total, and a draft list of the speakers is below.

Several talks are still being arranged, and so some speakers are not listed yet. It is also a long time to the conference and things can happen, so this list should be looked on as a draft list which may change.

Tutorial Speakers

Daniel Steinberg. Daniel is well known author and speaker who presents iPhone, Cocoa, and Swift training, and consults through his company Dim Sum Thinking

Paul Hudson. Paul is the author of Hacking with Swift, Pro Swift, Server-Side Swift, Hacking with macOS, Hacking with watchOS, Swift Coding Challenges, Practical iOS 11, and more. Suffice it to say, he quite likes Swift. And coffee. (But mostly Swift.) (And coffee.) 

Tim Condon:  Serverside Swift. Tim is a Vapor expert, founder of Broken Hands and BBC software engineer. 

Other tutor / tutorial subjects will be decided after WWDC, when it is clearer what the hot topics are this year. We plan for four two hour tutorials in all.

Conference Speakers

  • Alex Karp: Alex Karp is an Engineering Manager at Wayfair, his teams focusing on the very bottom parts of the conversion funnel in their iOS apps: the checkout process, shipping information, and loyalty and financing programs.

  • Chris Mash: iOS developer for 6 years after starting in the video game industry 6 years prior.

  • Chris Thomas: Been a developer for just over 5 years. Currently working in a team of 12 developers delivering the customer app of John Lewis.

  • Christopher Batin: iOS Contractor with experience working in companies such as Sky Bet, EE and First Direct. He also has experience writing tutorials for Pusher.

  • Dana Dramowicz: Some words needed here…

  • Dave Verwer: Dave is the curator of the popular iOS Dev Weekly newsletter as well as an independent iOS developer.

  • Domas Nautatas: iOS Engineer at Trafi. Enthusiastic about functional reactive programming and state machines.

  • Douglas Hill: Works at PSPDFKit, where they tackle lots of technical problems relating to PDFs and shipping a binary framework on iOS.

  • Igor Savelev: Learned iOS as only iOS developer at a startup, creating music service applications.Moved to London to start a developer role at Badoo.

  • Jaime Lopez Jr: Jaime is currently an iOS developer at Simple, where he helps make personal banking delightful. He is also a co-host of the More Than Just Code podcast.

  • Jan Kaltoun: iOS platform lead at STRV, in Prague. Current focus is Swift language as a whole, Augmented Reality and Swift on backend.

  • Joanna Carter: Joanna writes apps for both iOS and macOS; the most recent being a suite of apps for owners and pilots of private jets, where data for an in-flight iOS app is configured on Mac and then transferred to the pilots' iPads.

  • Joannis Orlandos: Joannis is a Swift purist. Having written many libraries in Swift such as Vapor and MongoKitten, he is always avoiding the need to use old APIs and embracing opportunities to learn more about software development.

  • Jon Gibbins: Jon trains development and testing teams, and has worked all over the world with big brands (Virgin, Sainsbury’s, Hilton), government agencies, and charities (Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK, RNIB).

  • Josh Adams: Josh is an iOS developer at Capital One's San Francisco office, where he works on features that facilitate digital payments. In his spare time, he has released three iOS apps: Immigration, RaceRunner, and Conjugar.

  • Josh Garnham: A former Apple Engineer working within the iCloud team, Josh Garnham is now a veteran at Monzo, having seen it grow from 15 people and just 2 mobile engineers to over 600 and a mobile team of 30.

  • Kamil Borzym: Kamil is an iOS developer at Allegro. He is very curious of how things work internally, so he likes to decompile frameworks and apps.

  • Ken Tominaga: Ken Tominaga is an iOS Tech Lead at Mercari, maker of shopping marketplace to buy and sell stuff. Currently he is studying Chinese and Android development.

  • Manuel @stuffmc Carrasco Molina: Started developing for iOS in 2008. Started Objective-Cologne, now SwiftConf, in 2012. With Swift since 2014 (pre-1.0). Working as a Privacy Developer for Certgate.

  • Michael Chaffee: As a mobile practice lead at ThoughtWorks, Michael helps generalist teams grow strong in iOS and Android to deliver great apps for clients including top players in the retail and healthcare spaces.

  • Neil Kimmett: Neil has worked for a range of small startups and large brands across London, New York and San Francisco. Currently he works at ClassPass in NYC where we're trying to help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

  • Niamh Power: Niamh is a mobile developer at the bank Monzo, working across both their Android & iOS apps. Having learnt both platforms in parallel, she enjoys bringing the best of each world together and transferring knowledge between them.

  • Owain Hunt: Owain has been a professional developer of various flavours for six years, and an amateur one for quite a bit longer than that. He's currently working for John Lewis in their iOS apps team.

  • Shashikant Jagtap: Shashikant loves automating software delivery using DevOps and test automation tools. He like to contribute to Open-Source projects and is an author of BDDfire (Ruby), XCFit (Swift) framework.

  • Shawn Welch: Some words needed here…

  • Shea Clarke-Tieche: Shea is a senior mobile developer at ThoughtWorks where he’s spent the last four years building applications for various clients from small startups in the Bay Area to some of the largest airlines.

  • Sophie Lambrakis: Some words needed here…

  • Steve Boronski: Steve is an experienced project management trainer who has helped project managers improve their skills, NATO fight battles, the UN recover from them, and space telescopes accurately pinpoint distant stars.

  • Susmita Horrow: Susmita is an iOS developer with more than six years of experience. Started with Objective C, currently working in Swift, loves to contribute to open source as well as to write blogs.

  • Timirah James: Timirah is a Developer Advocate at Cloudinary and an influencer in the evangelism space, creating awareness around STEM and diversity in tech as well as helping others build great technical skills and become great developers.

  • Vadim Drobinin: IT-consultant and mobile developer. Won Apple WWDC Scholarship, used to teach Swift courses at VK University and organize the biggest Russian iOS meetup. Now works in London, UK for a stealth company.

  • Vicente Garcia: Vin likes to collaborate/experiment in Open Source projects, trying to make technology and software open and accessible for everyone.