• Carola Nitz on Advanced Debugging Techniques

    This month we're very lucky to have Carola Nitz speaking to us. She is on holiday in New Zealand and we thought we'd show her that there is a great iOS community in our cool wee city! About Carola: Carola Nitz is an iOS Developer with many years of experience working on various iOS Apps. She spent the last years working on big complex projects like Apple Maps and VLC for iOS where she learned to navigate matured projects with legacy code. She’s become known for her Debugging talks and tweets but her passion is Open Source where she enjoys working in a diverse team and sharing her knowledge. The Talk: Advanced Debugging Techniques More details to follow!

  • Plans for 2019 (and a Quick Look™️ back)

    Happy New Year everyone! Let's get together and plan our 2019! - Have a quick look in the past to see what we learned in 2018 - Mention cool projects that we worked on or came across - Build a (shared) list of speakers / topics that you would like to "tackle" in 2019 - and more... As always, there will be food, drinks, and a supportive environment. We hope to see as many of you as possible! Cheers, Christie, Sam, and Nick

  • End of Year Brekkie

    Americanos Breakfast Restaurant

    Let's meet for Breakfast to send the year off in style! With bacon! No sponsors this month, so breakfast is self-funded. Menu here - http://www.americanos.co.nz/breakfast Please RSVP by the 1st so we can book in a couple of tables. See you there, Sam, Christie and Nick!

  • iOS 12, New iPhones, and More!

    Trade Me Wellington

    With a new iOS version out, and some new hardware, its time we had a chat! This month we're focussing on iOS 12, Xcode 10, new iPhones, and all the goodness we've found out since WWDC. At this meetup, we'll have a relaxed, informal group chat about iOS 12, Xcode 10 and more. Bring your tips, tricks, gotchas and insights - we'd love to hear them. Venue, Food and Drinks are kindly sponsored by Trade Me this month - thank you to them!

  • Mobile Refresh 2018

    Victoria University

    Mobile Refresh 2018 will be held on September 7, 2018 at Victoria University in Wellington. Our event aims to bring together 200+ mobile technology enthusiasts. The conference attracts attendees who are interested in learning and debating about the latest developments and trends in mobile technologies. Mobile Refresh Wellington will provide content for designers, developers, testers, or just about anyone passionate about mobile development. We want to encourage attendees to look beyond their day-to-day platform of choice and keep up to date with more general trends in mobile tech. Buying a ticket means you chose to respect our Code of Conduct. Please check out www.mobilerefresh.nz for the details and to buy your ticket. NOTE: You do not need to RSVP to this event, but you're more than welcome to if you wish to let other Cocoaheads know that you'll be attending Mobile Refresh.

  • WWDC Lightning Talks + Coordinators

    Alphero Ltd

    • What we'll do This month we're going to invite speakers to prepare 5-10 minute lightning talks about their favourite things to come out of WWDC. If you are interested in talking, please get in touch. We'll have talks from Walig Castain from PaperKite and Max Godfrey from TradeMe. After, we're going to have talk from Bonnie about her use of the co-ordinator pattern at BNZ. Fun with Coordinator Pattern in BNZ Bonnie Liao is a graduate iOS developer at BNZ Digital. She works on the iOS application for BNZ’s business customers around New Zealand. Bonnie recently graduated from Victoria University of Wellington. Following that, Pizza, Drinks and Networking • What to bring Questions about apps, their architecture, maintainability, extensibility, testability, etc Your thoughts on the latest and greatest to come out of WWDC 2018 Positive and respectful attitude • Important to know Check out our code of conduct here: https://github.com/CocoaheadsWellington/CocoaheadsWGTNCodeOfConduct THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR! This month's food and drink is sponsored by BNZ Digital. Chat to BNZ folks at the Meetup if you want to know more about working there. 💙

  • WWDC Keynote Viewing

    Trade Me Level 5

    Hi all, WWDC '18 is upon us, so let's enjoy the announcements together! Agenda: - 4:45AM arrival - 5:00AM - 7:30AM Keynote - 7:30AM - 8:30AM Chinwag Also, happening: Cocoaheads Library Book Swap. If our friends attending in San Jose are not completely exhausted, and if the venue allows it, we may try to FaceTime time them, too. Important: once the keynote starts we won't be able to let you in the building, so don't be late! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and don't forget that our Code of Conduct applies, even at 4:45am :)

  • Viewing "App: the human story" and pre-WWDC chatter

    This month we are super happy to have Westpac sponsor our Meetup and enable us to put forward this awesome agenda: - Screening of the App Documentary. Learn more about it at http://appdocumentary.com - Food and drinks - WWDC predictions / wish-list Please RSVP as the names will need to be on the door. See you all soon! Don't forget to keep in touch via https://twitter.com/CocoaheadsWGTN and Slack: http://cocoaheads-nz.herokuapp.com

  • Let's Talk Teams!

    Flux Federation

    • What we'll do Hey All! This month we're talking iOS teams. As the iOS app industry has grown, and has been growing in Wellington, we've seen companies grow their iOS developer numbers. How have they handle this growth? This month we're talking about that growth, the the structures we employ to handle it. How are your teams structured? How do you work with Android Devs, Testers, BA, Delivery managers, Team leads etc? How do you structure your staff to set everyone up for success? PRESENTERS We have a variety of speakers of companies. Bank of New Zealand - Sam Jarman Trade Me - Sam Meikle Xero - Arnold Sakhnov Flux Federation (Powering Powershop) - Pragya Mohan & Jason Willows We're still interested in hearing from you about your organisation! Please get in touch with us if you'd like to do a short talk on how you work. AGENDA We'll hear short presentations from the speakers, and then they will form a panel for questions. Venue The legendary folks residing at Flux Federation on the Ground Floor (and up the big stairs) at 86 Customhouse Quay. • What to bring Positive attitude, great questions and good banter! • Important to know

  • The Dream Rewrite

    The Co-operative Bank

    • What we'll do You built an app... now, what would you do different if you had to or could start over? Would you change architecture? Would you change the test approach? Would you change language or even away from native? This month's Meet Up will feature a series of speakers talking about how they would rewrite their apps with what they know now, and new ideas introduced into iOS dev over the last few years. Afterwards, the speakers will form a panel and the audience will be able to ask questions, dive into more detail and share the wisdom from the battles! The speakers represent product and agency, and indie development companies. The Speakers: Steven McTainsh, Senior iOS Developer, BNZ. Product - BNZ Retail App. Currently a senior mobile developer at BNZ, Steven has previously served as a senior developer and tech lead at Alphero, as well as a freelance web developer. He has worked with a variety of household names to build awesome experiences – including ThreeNow, Newshub and TVNZ OnDemand. His current focus is on enabling teams to build awesome things, using a pragmatic development approach and emphasizing collaboration. Christie Davis, iOS Developer, Alphero. Agency app. Christie is an iOS Dev at Alphero where she has worked on developing and maintaining multiple projects for a varied client base including banking, TV, radio, energy & telecommunications. She has had the opportunity to work on and learn from apps built using an assortment of approaches over the last 5 years and create new approaches for each new build. Nick Parfene, Head of Mobile, Trade Me. Indie App – Summer of Tech Meet and Greet. Nick Parfene is Head of Mobile at Trade Me, but also still loves writing apps in his own time. A few years back, he co-wrote the Summer of Tech Meet and Greet app, for use by employers before/during/after SOT's Meet and Greet event. Nick has been writing apps since 2010, starting as Trade Me's first mobile developer, through to growing one of the biggest mobile teams in NZ. • What to bring Questions about apps, their architecture, maintainability, extensibility, testability, etc Positive and respectful attitude • Important to know