What we're about


Welcome new members and visitors!

Enjoy great networking with a diverse mix of people from the Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire.

Join the largest iOS community in Southern California. Be a hardcore developer, an enthusiastic business executive, a creative designer, a vanguard of the new technologies, or just a happy beachgoer, a true visionary. Benefit from meeting and sharing with others, including:

1. iOS Developers (coders, programmers, analysts, testers, etc.)

2. Graphics Designers (with or without experience in mobile apps)

3. UX Experts (User Experience experts mostly in the mobile apps)

4. Other Mobile (Non-iOS) Programmers (Android, Window Mobile, etc.)

5. Savvy Users (love the technology, interest in testing new apps, want to learn)

6. Publishers (those who want to create apps with help of other members)

7. Recruiters (those who are interested in hiring members)

8. Enterprises (executives from local corporations)

9. Beta testers (for your new app)

What to Expect in 2019

1. Monthly Keynote - 4th Tuesday Night from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. (30 - 75 attendees)

2. Quarterly seminars (4-8 hours) on various topics such as: idea development, app store submission, and marketing.

3. Educational courses (4+ hours) that focus on specific topics such as iOS Programming or app marketing.

4. Hack-a-thon and Create-a-thon (50 - 200 attendees)

Unless otherwise specified, all events above are free, supported by generous sponsors. As our 9 years of tradition, food, drinks will be served at the Monthly Keynote and Monthly Workshop events. No one can enjoy an event with empty stomach.

Seeking 3 Assistant Organizers

1. Program Organizer - this is not about coding. This is about the passion and experience to program our events including but not limit to keynote, workshop, and hack-a-thon. Candidates must possess insights into the industry, past, present, and most importantly the future.

2. Promotion Organizer - if you have the passion, marketing & branding experience, and proficient with social media, we need you. You are the "face" of the group, and can work diligently behind the scene as well. We want to reach out all SoCal community and grow our group in size, and reputation.

3. Production Organizer - we need a super energetic event manager who are experienced with events large and small, traditional or ultra modern, can work under any budget from 0 to $100,000. The logistics for any events can be challenging and fun. You must enjoy being an event manager, and to handle all aspects of the events, before, during and after.

All organizers will meet once per month via audio/video/net conference. Please note that these are NON-PAYING, Volunteering jobs. You must LOVE helping the community. You must be able to handle all kind of pressures. Please message me directly if you are interested. We will have a chat over the phone and I will treat you lunch if we see a potential match.

Who We Are

We are a thriving community of professionals and entrepreneurs involved and interested in mobile application development, specifically but not limited on the Apple iOS platform.

Our History

SoCal iOS was founded in 2009, by Linus Lee, with a mission to introduce the mobile technology to the local Orange County community. The small tight-knit group adopted the simple idea of "learn, share, and contribute.” With members helping members the group quickly grew from 12 to 2000+ members in less than 9 years. We are now the largest iOS developers community in SoCal, and the world 3rd most active iOS communities with nearly 650 professional events. On August 11, 2017, we officially changed our name from OCiOS to SoCal iOS. Our members also have a new title - the creative engenders! Time to break free from the perfunctory.

Member Guidelines

To ensure everyone benefits from this meetup, we expect all members to follow these guidelines:

1. Always be professional (*1), and courteous towards others.

2. Do not spam our message board—no email spam, either. No exception.

3. Sponsors are welcome, but, please contact our founder/Chief Organizer - Linus.

4. Register properly and include a photo with your Meetup profile. Anonymous lurking is creepy (👁 ͜ʖ👁) Let us know who you are. We will remove all members without proper photos in 2017.

5. When we meetup at a local restaurant or cafe, please order something (at least a lemonade!) and leave $1 tip, too. It's good karma.

6. Sign up early to help us plan space and food needs. Update your RSVP if you cannot attend an event.

7. Learn, contribute, and have fun — we're a community and your participation matters.

8. Local members only. We want to meet you. If you live in LA, OC, or vicinity area, you are welcome to join us. If you are only visiting, you are welcome as a guest.

9. Post your real name and real photo, not an avatar. Thank you.

Again, a warm welcome!

P.S. Please email only to 1 person at a time. Do not email to the entire group, or to all organizers. You do not want to receive more than 1 response, do you? These emails will be ignored.

For any job postings, please email only to Linus, he is the organizer and the founder. We expect a small donation from you to cover our cost. Thank you.

*1. Strictly enforced. Please read the meetup's disclaimer and limitation of liability below:


Upcoming events (4)


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Noumaan, Joe, Erin and myself invite you all to look into the fastlane - on how to automate your app submission process. We will discuss best practices and share our experiences we normally would keep to ourselves. The beautiful Microsoft theater can accommodate up to 30 people. Let’s fill up the place and perhaps have a drink after the event. We shall have this venue every 4th Wednesday of the month except of course the Christmas, December 25, which our event will be moved to the following day Thursday on the December 26th.

AT&T SHAPE Hackathon (Partner Event)

Cross Campus

We are proud to partner with AT&T again on this SHAPE Hackathon event happening soon, sign up now! Register on Eventbrite: https://attshapehack2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=attmeetupdfw -No travel stipends are available -Event space is open overnight Join us on April 12-14 for a very special 5G themed Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of 5G. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just one weekend. What is an 5G hackathon? 5G mobile networks will open the door to new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play. Faster network speeds and near real time latency will enable new compelling experiences. For this event AT&T invites developers, designers, and creators to imagine and create those experiences by coding mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of a 5G network. Developers will be challenged to build solutions that take advantage of the high bandwidth and/or low latency of a 5G network with accelerator prizes for the best entertainment, gaming, VR/AR/MR and IOT solutions focused solutions. Prizes* Best Overall Hackathon App or IOT Solution 1st Place - $20,000 in cash for the team 2nd Place - $10,000 in cash for the team 3rd Place - $5,000 in cash for the team 4th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team 5th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team Kicker Prizes** Best Entertainment App Overall (Non-Gaming) - $5,000 in cash for the team Best Gaming or Esports Solution - $5,000 in cash for the team Best VR/AR/MR Solution - $5,000 in cash for the team Best Use of IOT or Interactive Toys - $5,000 in cash for the team Best App From a Women Led Team - $2,500 in cash for the team *Finalists will receive travel and accommodation to AT&T SHAPE where they will demo and compete to win on June 22nd and 23rd **Teams may win multiple prizes


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Noumaan, Joe and Erin will host this flutter event. Bring your laptop as we will be doing lots of coding. You will get a GitHub link before and after. If you don’t know what flutter is, come and learn from the expert.


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Want to learn a new Scrum method? How about Kanban? Find out why 800,000 companies have adopted this new just-in-time scheduling system. To make this event more interesting we will invite 12 attendees to participate the creation of our own Kanban. All attendees will receive a tool kit to practice at home/work. You can use the system personally or as a group. How cool is that?

Past events (654)

Machine Learning @ Microsoft Theater

Microsoft Theater Mission Viejo

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