When I was at App Builders I gave a talk titled “The Power of Part-time”. After the presentation I gladly discovered that some companies allow working 80% of the week. Some allow 6 hour work days, while others let employees take one day off. Every week. Yes, we make software. And we like it. That doesn’t mean we have to make it full-time. Here’s the video. Enjoy!
I just got home from Lausanne, where I attended App Builders. It was a great event. Thanks to all the organizers, the speakers and the attendees. I attended many interesting presentations, very well prepared. I saw speakers honing their slides and helping each other in rehearsing. I saw attendees very excited to have learned something new. I was part of spontaneous debates about the usage of third party libraries. (Sometimes I just eavesdropped).
I am glad I was there, sitting on the very first row, when Daniel Steinberg gave his presentation at AppDevCon. The days before the conference we both were in Amsterdam and more than once he told me he had to rehearse and review it. “It’s still a bit dark” he said once. I had just a vague glimpse of what he meant. But I knew he was preparing to deliver a great presentation.
Most of the times, when we read “size matters” we almost immediately think “the bigger the better”. I had the pleasure to give an inspirational talk at RWDevCon 2016 titled “The Power of Small”, in which I question if the advantages of being bigger are worth the cost and highlight the advantages of working in a small market, the advantages of a small team and the advantages of a small launch.
I was supposed to speak at Cocoaconf Austin. And after I committed I discovered a dear friend of mine was getting married on April 16th. I don’t take commitments lightly, once I commit I am committed. So I mulled on it a few days and then sent an email to the Kleins, asking if I could withdraw. Very simply they replied: You shouldn't miss a friend's wedding for a tech conference.
It was 2012. I was … younger. I got involved in the iOS community since the very beginning. I joined the Ray Wenderlich team in 2011. After a few months we wrote iOS 5 by tutorials. My chapters were about iCloud. The book was a huge success. Somehow I got across the mdevcon call for papers. All I thought was: “why not?” I submitted a proposal and then I totally forgot about it.
I was honored to be a speaker at AltConf 2015. As I wrote a while ago it was a great experience. Now the video of my presentation is out. Enjoy!
I am on the road again. If you are around the conference place get in touch. I am always up for a beer/coffee/chat. Yell at me on Twitter. My handle is @_funkyboy. RWDevCon ++++++– Where: Washington DC, USA When: February 6-7 Website: http://www.rwdevcon.com Mdevcon ++++++++++++– Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands When: March 5-6 Website: http://mdevcon.com Cocoaconf ++++++++++++– Where: Chicago, USA When: March 27-28 Website: http://cocoaconf.com/chicago-2015/home
After a short pause, conference season is back! Here is a list of conferences I am gonna speak at. Yow conference Where: Melbourne, Australia When: September 8-9 Website: http://connected.yowconference.com.au Pragma conference Where: Milan, Italy When: October 3-4 Website: http://pragmamark.org/events/pragma-conference-2014/ Mobilization Where: Warsaw, Poland When: October 18th Website: http://www.mobilization.pl Cocoaconf Boston Where: Boston, USA When: November 14-15 Website: http://cocoaconf.com/boston-2014/home If you are attending any of these events, or you live nearby, and you wanna chat yell at me on twitter.