Past Meetup

Monthly Meeting @ Apple Store

This Meetup is past

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Apple Store

1607 Walnut Street · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Second Floor Briefing Room

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Details

### Show and Tell

#### How to become a bluetooth low energy (BLE) developer for under $25, Taun Chapman

There are a lot of exciting developments happening with low energy wireless sensing and Apple led the way with the iPhone 4s. The first mobile device to support the new bluetooth low energy standard. Wireless sensing that can last for months/years on a watch button cell. Did you know you can get in on the fun for only $25? This talk will discuss the available BLE development hardware, how to get it and how to start developing new innovative BLE based apps without needing to be an electrical engineer."

#### Debugging Tips, Robert L. Jones

Sharing some tips and tricks I've recently been making use of while debugging.

#### Cross-platform and Language, Pitfalls, Quirks, Anthony Colangelo

I've been working on an iOS and Mac framework written in Swift with Objective-C compatibility and will talk about some things to remember when working cross-platform/language.

#### Fwd Vü - collaborative commerce, Sean Connelly

App Demo. Fwd Vü lets you go “beyond the like” with any business — anywhere! Find a business you love, let them know how much you intend to spend with them over time, and what you'd like in return. SIMPLE - that's Fwd Vü, collaborative commerce at it's best!

### Talks

#### Fear, Uncertainty, and Third-Party Libraries -- Curtis Herbert

Sometimes fear or a bad experience can hold us back from embracing third-party dependancies that would let us focus more on our customers' problems than on the technical challenges we need to solve along the way. It can be fun to re-invent the wheel, we are engineers after all, but do we have the time to spare in this market?

I want to take a very pragmatic look at the affects of embracing community libraries. There are lots of non-obvious tradeoffs we make when we choose to either embrace or re-invent, and I'll be looking at those tradeoffs as they relate to common reasons I hear from people about why they are afraid to embrace third-party libraries.