Rant Night

Hey there grumpypants! This month's theme is RANT NIGHT. 

As much as we all love Objective-C, iOS, and Xcode, being an iOS dev in the real world means bumping up against some rough edges now and then.  Whether it's weird undocumented behavior that has you tearing your hair out for a few hours, or a glaring omission in a framework that makes you wish there was a better way, we've all come across things that are worth a rant.

This month, we've selected about half a dozen curmudgeons to present for 5-7 minutes each about some issue that really gets their shorts in a bunch -- part catharsis, and part making everyone else become aware of potential solutions or things to avoid. Here's our star-studded roster of ranters:

Phillip Bowden - Objective-C: A Mediocre Language
Paul Bruneau - OS X Gatekeeper: Always Nagging
Kevin Kim - Core Data and Not iCloud
Akiva Leffert - Sometimes Repeat Yourself
Scott Ostler - NSButton Sucks
Natalie Podrazik & David Jacobs - Newsstand

We're hosted this month by the wonderful folks at Time Inc. (thanks Stacey!) Please make sure that your full name appears with your RSVP in your meetup.com settings, and plan to check in a little early with matching gov't ID. We'll start promptly at 7 pm. Any questions on this, just send an email to Larry at the address above.

Hi five to grumpy old men Akiva Leffert and Scott Ostler for coming up with the Rant Night idea.

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  • Rob R.

    Any chance we can get links to the decks from the event? Want to relive the magic all over again.

    April 24, 2013

  • Wesley S.

    Anyone get a WWDC ticket?

    April 26, 2013

    • Ariel M.

      I got it and paid for it but keep getting an error when trying to activate it...

      April 26, 2013

    • Wesley S.

      @Ariel I wasn't able to activate for a while but it finally worked late last night. You should be fine.

      @michael same thing happened to my coworker. Pretty cool Apples fixing those failed purchases!

      April 26, 2013

  • Alim S. G.

    It was entertaining and somewhat informative, depending on the speaker.

    April 25, 2013

  • David J.

    I'm always happy to play the role of the apologist!

    April 24, 2013

  • Brian Y.

    Awesome meetup Larry, thanks!

    Presenters were all really funny, too - I didn't realize until last night that I totally need an apologist.

    April 24, 2013

  • Dave K.

    wwdc tickets on sale April 25 10AM

    April 24, 2013

    • Wesley S.

      10AM Pacific. 1PM eastern.

      April 24, 2013

  • Nicholas Y.

    Great meet up! It was informative and hilarious!!

    April 24, 2013

  • Adam K.

    Had a great time at the Rant last night. Thanks Larry.

    Anyone interested in discussing contract roles feel free to reach out to me. [masked]

    April 24, 2013

  • Wesley S.

    Great meetup. The rants were very entertaining!

    April 23, 2013

  • reece p.

    awesome meetup tonight. thanks Larry.

    [masked] if any of you are up for testing our app!

    April 23, 2013

  • Scott R.

    Did anyone catch Amanda's contact information (regarding the upcoming panel)?

    April 23, 2013

    • Scott R.

      Thanks!

      April 23, 2013

    • Amanda C.

      I just posted the info, but feel free to reach out directly too -- [masked]

      April 23, 2013

  • Scott D. Y.

    I don't want to post an email publicly that isn't mine -- I have a card form Amanda -- send me a message and I'll send you her contact... maybe she will post information here later.

    April 23, 2013

    • Amanda C.

      thanks for the protection, Scott - I'm happy for anyone and everyone to reach out :)

      April 23, 2013

  • abe D.

    Great rants

    April 23, 2013

  • Amanda C.

    Hey all! Here is the info on next week's panel event:
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Panel discussion on what it takes to Ship Real World Software - Friday May 3rd at 6pm, please join Art Chang and the Tipping Point Partners team in celebrating the first graduating class of CUNY TAP, the selective software apprenticeship program developed in partnership between CUNY, the 3rd largest university system in the U.S., and the NYC tech community. In their honor, 6 of New York's best software leaders gather in the Auditorium at New York Law School to debate the myriad methods by which teams build and ship great software. Only $8/ticket sign up here attend while there's still space!

    Details + registration: http://cunytappanel.eventbrite.com/
    Discount code: NYiOSdevs = 30% off

    email me with any other questions! [masked]

    April 23, 2013

  • Jerry W.

    awesome, learn a lot!

    April 23, 2013

  • David S.

    Great rants guys (and gal)! It was really fun to hear all of you speak tonight! Looking forward to the next meetup already! If anyone wants a promo code for my new game, Treasure GOLD, send me an email at [masked] and be sure to specify whether you want the iPhone or iPad version. I have a limited number, as you all know, so first come first served!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Looking for a great app designer. Grab me at Heartland.

    April 23, 2013

  • Larry L.

    @peter you will probably have trouble getting in.

    April 23, 2013

  • abe D.

    2nd floor

    April 23, 2013

  • Lee I.

    which floor is it on?

    April 23, 2013

    • Jossua H.

      2nd floor, right off the escalatoe

      April 23, 2013

  • Raj K.

    Sorry cant make it. Hope somebody can use my spot.

    April 23, 2013

  • Raj K.

    Sorry cant make it. Hope somebody can use my spot.

    April 23, 2013

  • Corey M.

    Unfortunately I can't make it. Hopefully next time.

    April 23, 2013

  • Robert C.

    COnflict with a class.....

    April 23, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    I cannot make it unfortunately. Next time!

    April 23, 2013

  • Vas K.

    alas, work calls - hopefully will make it next time

    April 23, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Congrats, Larry: tonight's meetup is one of NYC most popular today!

    April 23, 2013

  • Nicholas F.

    Coming down with something. Someone more healthy should take my spot :)

    April 23, 2013

  • Charles "George" R.

    too much work, I really was looking forward to this!

    April 23, 2013

  • Adam K.

    Looking forward to the event!

    April 22, 2013

  • Larry L.

    The RSVP list has been full for several days and is now closed. If you're stuck on the waiting list, or haven't yet RSVPed at all, we're looking for two volunteers to work the lobby check-in desk from 6:30 to 7:20. If you're interested, please email [masked]

    April 22, 2013

  • William N.

    I am interested in coming but RSVP closed. Anyone will let me up if I just show up?

    April 22, 2013

  • Steve C.

    sorry, cannot make it on Tuesday

    April 22, 2013

  • Ronnie S.

    Would really like to attend this meetup

    April 19, 2013

  • Benjamin R.

    A birthday came up! (Not mine.)

    April 18, 2013

  • Dat N.

    ndat.org

    April 15, 2013

  • Eugene R.

    Freeing up my spot due to a conflict with a business trip.

    April 14, 2013

  • William M.

    William Mullen

    April 12, 2013

  • John M.

    Thank you

    April 12, 2013

  • abe D.

    oh man i am on that dread "W" list ..

    April 9, 2013

    • Lee I.

      Just show up. 90% chance you'll get in.

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Eileen S.

    Mobile Engineering Manager, Auto with iOS developer background (started in Feb 2010).

    April 9, 2013

  • Nicholas Y.

    This should be fun

    April 9, 2013

  • Martin R.

    can't wait!

    April 9, 2013

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