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Klaas Pieter Annema - The Grass Is Greener On The Dark Side

This month, the great Klaas Pieter Annema (@klaaspieter) will present "The Grass Is Greener On The Dark Side", a talk about incorporating best practices from other programming languages and frameworks in our code.

Too often, we think that our problems are unique to our own situations. The reality is that, for most problems we face, someone has already dealt with those same problems. In some cases, issues that we all face in Objective-C have been solved in other languages.

Klaas Pieter will give examples of some common problems in Objective-C that we either haven't realized are problems yet, or currently tend to write our own solutions for, and share examples of how other languages have approached these problems.  He'll talk about how to apply their learnings into our Objective-C code, and how to incorporate them immediately into our day-to-day work.

About Klaas Pieter Annema:
Klaas Pieter has worked professionally with Objective-C, Objective-J, Python, Javascript, and Ruby. He's contributed to a number of open source projects like Cappuccino, Objective-J, and Ember.js. Klaas Pieter is currently head of native apps at Karma and previously worked with Sofa and Acclivity. Check out Klaas Pieter's blog, covering a variety of dev subjects, at

We're glad to be back at Conde Nast this month (thanks Michael!)

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  • Chris W.


    March 6, 2014

  • Michael V.

    Very informative talk- loved the code snippet variations- thanks Klaas!

    March 6, 2014

  • Klaas Pieter A.

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! My slides are available here

    2 · March 6, 2014

  • Shukhrat

    it would be great to have a presentation file here...

    March 6, 2014

  • Mark A.

    Awesome talk. Great to get some perspective from someone who has so much experience in other languages outside of ObjC.

    March 5, 2014

  • Dan B.

    Good presentation! I think I could learn a lot from Klaas.

    March 5, 2014

  • Alim S. G.

    Still in Albany. Don't think I'll make it back in time.

    March 5, 2014

  • Paul M

    Hey Larry, any chance tonight's talk can be recorded somehow? It's probably too late for a video recording but if Klaas Pieter and you are cool with that a screen recording would be awesome!

    2 · March 5, 2014

  • Alex P.

    Bummer to be missing this one. Happy coding!

    March 5, 2014

  • Dan B.

    Really excited to be moving back to NYC and rejoining the iOS Dev Meetup crew!

    1 · February 19, 2014

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