4 Upcoming Developer Events

There are 4 upcoming developer events, two at the end of this month in Silicon Valley, one in Denver in September, and one in Boston in October. Each has a different flavor to it. Two are from highly respected publishing companies, another specializes in technical conferences, and the other is a non-profit annual get-together. Here are the conferences in chronological order:


July 26-27, 2009, at the eBay Conference Center in San Jose
O'Reilly's InsideMobile Conference

Smart Ways to Build Smartphone Apps

Learn what it takes to build applications using the top mobile platforms, including iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android, Palm webOS. You'll discover the strengths and quirks of each platform, and get a chance to network with established mobile developers.

  • Learn how to develop for the small screen, and how to deal with other mobile platform eccentricities
  • Discover ways to monetize mobile applications
  • Know what it takes to develop for more than one platform at a time
  • Become familiar with the tools you'll need to be a successful mobile developer
  • Understand the differences among platforms and what makes each one unique




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July 31 to August 2, 2009 Yahoo! Sunnyvale Campus iPhoneDevCamp

Third Annual Not-for-Profit iPhone Developer Conference

iPhoneDevCamp is an annual not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for iPhone and iPod touch using both the native SDK and web standards. Attendees will include Cocoa Touch developers, web developers, UI designers, and testers, all working together over the weekend. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. We encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event.
Attendees will be able to:

  • Create new applications for iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Migrate Mac OS X applications to iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Test and optimize applications for iPhone and iPod touch.





Denver, CO September 27 - 30, 2009


Bringing together the best and the brightest

360|iDev, "the Premiere iPhone Developer conference", brings together the best and brightest of the iPhone development community!

Speakers include many independent game developers as well as those from the bigger iPhone game publishers. Come learn what it takes to make a great game like those featured on iPhone Roundup.

Building the iPhone developer community and increasing the networking within it is their goal. Come share stories (good and bad) about developing for the iPhone!

Tickets are only $499 ($360 if you act really fast!).





October 17-18 in Boston, MCLE Conference Center Addison-Wesley Professional's Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

Master iPhone app development

This conference is designed for Mac developers looking for a succinct, easy way to get up to speed on the specific skills needed to build, test and distribute successful applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Save $100 on your conference registration by providing priority code PHEMAL3 when registering. Register before September 12th and save a total of $300 as your iPhone Life discount is combined with our early bird pricing!

  • Meet and talk with the industry gurus that literally "wrote the book." ( Erica Sadun, author of The iPhone Developer's Cookbook and our event's technical chair, will lead an epic group of speakers at the conference including Aaron Hillegass, Andy Ihnatko, Jon Rentzsch, Steve Kochan, Fraser Speirs, Lee Barney and lots of others.)
  • Share and learn from first-hand development stories (the good, the bad AND the ugly!).
  • Discuss and debate the most current topics and the future of iPhone development.



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Hal Goldstein (hal @ iphonelife.com) is the founder, partner, and Senior Editor of  iPhone Life. Hal founded Thaddeus Computing in May 1985, and remains CEO (www.thaddeus.com). Since its inception, Thaddeus Computing has written about, bought, and sold pre-owned mobile computers. Hal lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife and co-founder, Rita.