Daniel is the author of the best selling books A Swift Kickstart and Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone (the official companion book to the popular iTunes U series from Stanford University taught by Paul Hegarty).
He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7.
Daniel presents iPhone, Cocoa, and Swift training and consults through his company Dim Sum Thinking. His books are available on the iBookstore. When he’s not coding or talking about coding for the Mac, the iPhone, and the iPad he’s probably cooking or hanging out with his daughter.
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Jaimee Newberry is the CEO of Picture This Clothing. She brings industry leadership and experience gained from advising C-level and senior management teams at startups, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Her insight, practices, and a personal ecology have proven to elevate the culture, processes and quality of high-performance software design and development teams worldwide and now manifests through her own company and brand. Across her career, Jaimee has worked with Audi, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Disney, McDonalds, Nintendo, Zappos, and many more. Jaimee is a professional experimenter, speaker, and writer who lives, learns and fumbles out loud. She’s also the independent mother of two girls and two cats, and girlfriend of a beautiful, shy man who likes to remain mostly anonymous.
James Dempsey is a fifteen-year Apple veteran gone indie. At Apple, he was an evangelist, technical trainer, curriculum manager, and software engineer, working on Aperture, iOS, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion. James recently set back out on his own after working to build a cloud computer for humankind’s information at Upthere. He is also the frontman of James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, a band that performs humorous original songs about technical topics. Their debut album Backtrace topped the iTunes comedy charts in the US, UK, and Canada, and reached #5 on the Billboard comedy album chart.
After 10 years of obsessive knitting, Jen decided to discover why she enjoyed it so much. She found that programming shares many things with knitting and jumped head first into iOS development. At her current position as an Android Engineer at ActiveCampaign, she spends her time putting the Cool in CRM and Chat apps. Originally hailing from Colorado she’s spent the last 6 years calling Chicago home. When she’s not knitting, she also enjoys drumming, books, and baseball.
Jon-Tait Beason (Jazbo) is a iOS software engineer at Glowforge, maker of the 3D Laser Printer. He has a background in education and enjoys teaching and learning. To that end, he spends a lot of time hanging out in iOS communities where he learns from others and helps engineers starting out.
From 8-bit micros to classic Mac to Unix systems and finally OS X and iOS, Mark has been programming for a long time. From AOL to Google, then Big Nerd Ranch. He's written books on Objective-C and advanced Mac programming and is the co-founder of CocoaHeads, the international Mac and iOS developer's society. In his spare time he works on software for indoor cycling instructors, and MusicJot - music notation for the iPad.
Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Later he became a Mac developer for Dell. It's not clear which was the stranger choice. He has a passion for the fiddly bits below the surface, like networking, performance, security, and text layout. He asks "but is it good Swift?" a lot.