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Mac Dev (Europe) 2009 – European Conference for Mac Developers

2008 December 3

You may have noticed a bit of a lull between my last few posts to this site; I apologise in advance for the shameless plug but this is because I have been working with Steve Scott (aka Scotty) of the Mac Developer Network and Late Night Cocoa etc podcasts to bring you a Macintosh Developer Conference taking place here in Europe next April 2009.

For two days you can gather together in Hatfield, UK with fellow Mac Developers from all around the world to attend a series of intermediate to advanced Cocoa talks and workshops. We’ve put together a fantastic speaker schedule including talks from Marcus Zarra on Spotlight and Quicklook integration with Core Data, Bill Dudney on Core Animation, Philippe Mougin on F-Script, Andre Pang on the inner workings of Objective-C, Graham Lee on application security, Drew McCormack on application performance, Fraser Speirs on integration with Apple’s photography API, and a whole lot more. Visit the Sessions page for up-to-date information about what’s on offer.

And, can you believe it, all this is currently available for our early-booking delegate rate of just:


(Please excuse the use of the ChockLock there…)

You’ll receive breakfast, a 2-course lunch, a sumptuous evening banquet for round-the-table geek-talk, and be able to retire afterwards to your en-suite bedroom only a few steps away from all the conference action. The conference facilities are all located within the one site so if receiving so much food with minimal twixt-lecture exercise is cause for alarm, fear not for you will also have access to the on-site sports centre which includes a 100-station fitness suite, swimming pool and even a climbing wall to burn off all those conference-banquet calories!

More information on pricing and what’s included is available at Conference Pricing. Further information about the venue is available here.

Workshops at £185

We’re also running a series of one-day workshops, taking place the day before the main conference starts, including one from Marcus Zarra on Core Data, one from Mike Lee on Application User Interface Design, and one from Bill Dudney on writing iPhone apps. Again, this price includes accommodation and food. You’d be mad not to book one now! (Ok, I’ll stop with the third-rate pseudo-market-seller speak, sorry…)

Christmas Special Offer!

If you register before the 24th December 2008, you’ll also receive copies of two Mac OS X development applications worth over £40 — Code Collector Pro and Changes.

And, of course, the VAT rate on the conference is now at the lower UK rate of 15%.

Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t want to pay the full amount now, you can reserve your place by paying a deposit of just £99 + VAT.

Register for and tell all your friends about And, when it comes to next April, please come and say “Hello!” — I look forward to seeing you there!

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