Objective-Cologne: Early bird pricing only until the End of May

By on May 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

Kerpen, Germany – Manuel “StuFF mc” Carrasco Molina, owner of Pomcast.biz, makes of the Mac apps “Disk Alarm” and “Comments” is organizing this year again the Cocoa/Objective-C Conference on September 17th & 18th, in beautiful Cologne, Germany. “StuFF mc” is also know for its Pomcast podcast which interviewed among others Steve Wozniak, Aaron Hillegass and many Cocoa Developers. Over the years, many of those developers became closed friends to him and don’t look any further, those friends are the speakers of the conference.

As an added bonus, StuFF mc is offering all the 2012 Videos (that is 10 Sessions which normally costs 9 Euro / Unit) for FREE! All you have to do is book a ticket and you’ll get a URL to download those videos.

It’s very important to note that even though it happens in Germany, the whole conference will happen in English. Each Session, Panel, Information will be given in English, and the whole “Team” will obviously attend you in English.

Names likes Mike Lee, Steve “Scotty” Scott (from NSConference!) or Alex Von Below might sound familiar to some of you. Mike has worked at Delicious Monsters, before starting a company called Tapulous, then working for the Mother Ship (Apple Inc), then built “Appsterdam” in The Netherlands and recently released an iOS game about chemistry.

Steve “Scotty” Scott started to be known back in the days with the “Late Night Cocoa” Podcast, before he organized the first Independent Cocoa Conference in Europe, NSConference, back in 2009. This is mainly what inspired StuFF mc to start Objective-Cologne in 2012.

Alex von Below is one of the most known Cocoa Developers in Germany. He has been developing as well as teaching the matter for many many years. Like Mike, he was “there before the iPhone, mind you!” so he knows this stuff!

Katharina Hausmann & Erik Romijn were attendees last year, starting a tradition Stuff wants to bring back every year: if you attend, you are risking to be asked to speak! Damien Gosset is a close friend of StuFF mc from France. He’s the one who recommended the amazing “Zino” last year.

Mind you: if most of the speakers from last years aren’t there, it’s not because we didn’t like them. We loved them! We just want to bring some fresh year every year. Some of those speakers, like Alex Repty, already booked their ticket to come back as regular attendees.

Objective-Cologne 2013’s unfinished Schedule:

Day 1:
09:00 – Welcome & Registration
10:00 – Keynote: Steve Scott (Scotty): “Building Electronic Communities”
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Katharina Hausmann: “Future technologies: Hardware, Software and Human Beings.”
11:45 – Break
12:00 – Alex Von Below: “Secrets of Memory Management with ARC”
12:45 – Lunch
13:45 – TBA
14:30 – Break
14:45 – Mike Lee: “High Performance UIKit”
15:30 – Break
16:00 – Panel with the speakers of Day 1
17:00 – End of Day 1
19:00 – Conference Dinner

Day 2:
10:00 – TBA
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Damien Gosset: “Product design is key”
11:45 – Break
12:00 – Erik Romijn: “iOS security: super simple stuff”
12:45 – Lunch
13:45 – TBA
14:30 – Break
14:45 – TBA
15:30 – Break
16:00 – Panel with the speakers of Day 2
17:00 – End of Day 2

As you can see a pretty packed scheduled, with always at least 15 minutes break so the attendees can connect with each other. Each day a lunch will be served and on the first evening Attendees and Speakers will gather around a dinner (again, included in the Ticket price) allowing for more “relaxed” conversations. Each attendee will be welcomed with a Conference T-shirt. If you have any kind of question, do not hesitate to drop us a mail or contact over Twitter, Facebook, or directly via the “built-in” Chat on the Website.

For years, “StuFF mc” have had this in his mind: Organize his own Cocoa Developer Conference in Beautiful Cologne, in the middle of Europe. As awesome as many other conferences are, they always had that one thing being the problem. Either too far, not organized by a community guy, not in English, not enough international, or, so on.

So he finally made it in 2012, and you can ask any attendee from last year, they’ll tell you how awesome it was! All the infos are on the website and tickets are available right now for 399 Euro + VAT + Fees, approximately $625.00 USD. This price doesn’t include your flight or accommodation, but it does include lunch on both days, and even a dinner on the first day. Be aware that this is the “early bird” pricing, which will only last until May 31st, 2013, after which the price will be raised to 439 Euro + VAT + Fees.

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After having done contracting in iOS Development since the launch of the iPhone SDK back in 2008, Pomcast.biz finally launched its first Indie Mac App called Disk Alarm. This app, which should be the start of a series of Mac and iOS Apps, will monitor your hard drive and alert you whenever it reached a predefined (by you) free space. Manuel “StuFF mc” Carrasco Molina is also an “Apple” podcaster and thus, community guy. This is the main reason for willing to organize his own conference. He believes in “focussed” conferences, and thus choose to concentrate on his preferred world, the one from Apple, as well as bring everyone in the same room, with a “one-session-for-all” Conference. Copyright (C) 2013 Pomcast.biz. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.