Past Meetup

Appsterdam Guru Session: iOS for Beginners

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Price: €25.00 /per person

Appsterdam HQ @ A Lab

Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS · Amsterdam

How to find us

A Lab is the giant, red brick building behind the EYE Film Institute and Overhoekstoren.

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Appsterdam Guru Sessions are informal, very hands-on workshops to share a technology or a technique between App Makers. Explanation from your peers, open discussion and practical experience are key to these sessions.

Samuel Goodwin ( from Roundwall Software and Marga Keuvelaar ( from Obvious Matter will introduce you to iOS programming in the way programmers learn best: through hands-on practical exercises. By the end of the session, you'll have a grasp of the UI coding, connecting to network resources, and the Xcode IDE... and most important, the skeleton of your first application. Best of all, we'll provide the pizza and beer.


11:00-11:30: Doors open, environment check.
11:00-12:30: Objective-C exercises (in case you didn't read the tutorial)
12:30-13:30: Lunch break
13:30-17:00: iOS training and hands-on exercises!
17:00-18:30: Pizza and Beer This session is targeted at developers who haven't yet learned iOS programming, or haven't yet flexed their muscles with it. Prerequisites:
(1) Your Mac with Xcode 5 installed, which can be installed from the App Store.
(2) You will get a LOT more out of this session if you familiarize yourself with the basics of Objective-C. We recommend you run through this tutorial beforehand. (

Speakers Bio
Samuel has been developing software for Apple platforms since 2007. He has worked as a freelancer as well as developing in-house software for a NYC startup. He rides skateboards and plays the electric bass. He enjoys long walks on the beach, eliminating software bugs, architecting software, and boosting app performance. He writes an app called Parts for iOS and helps clients and teams build iOS apps.

Marga is also an iOS developer. She does development, QA & Tech support for the company Obvious Matter, that she runs with her husband. Recently she released an app called NoteRef, a note referencing app for people who are learning the notes on the staff.