September 10, 2015

September announcements


  • Local

    • NSCoder Boston -- Thursday, September 17-- 41 Winter Street in Boston

    • NSHappyHour -- Lobster Shanty in Salem on October 7

    • Next CocoaHeads meeting is in Room 325 on October 8.

    • CocoaConf Boston - September 18-19 in Peabody, MA

    • Twitter Boston is having a “meet Twitter” event on Wednesday, September 23 at their office here in Cambridge:


  • Conferences outside the area

    • 360|iDev Min - October 5-6 in Greenville, South Carolina

    • Release Notes - October 21-23 in Indianapolis. http://releasenotes.tv/




Speakers

  • Ayal Spitz - Generic Returns in Swift

    https://twitter.com/aspitz
  • Matt Bridges (https://twitter.com/rrridges), Logan Wright (https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganwright1): iBeacon

    • Background discovery using Bluetooth (iBeacon broadcasts only in foreground)
    • Finishing an Open Source library for this
    • Music application: Qup <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qup-fill-your-party-music./id943986747?mt=8>
    • Presentation slides attached.
    Brian King, Bluetooth library
    • https://twitter.com/kingofbrian
    • RZBluetooth - https://github.com/Raizlabs/RZBluetooth
    • Encapsulates bluetooth commands, exploring state in a simple library (Simplify Core Bluetooth, Support Developer Friendly APIs, Enable Unit Testing and Hardware Prototyping)
    • Separate unit testing podspec in project
    • Recommend: LightBlue Explorer (looks for bluetooth devices) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lightblue-explorer-bluetooth/id557428110?mt=8
  • Sofiya Semenova: creating and branding inclusive hacker communities
    • https://twitter.com/actualsofiya and @novasofiya
    • Codestellation - Hackathon at Brandeis.  Next one in November.
    • http://codestellation.io

Attendance: 4 + 15 + 12 + 8 = 39
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