Andy Matuschak is the lead mobile developer at Khan Academy, where he’s creating an educational content platform that’s interactive, personalized, and discovery-based. Andy has been making things with Cocoa for 13 years—most recently, iOS 4.1–8 on the UIKit team at Apple. More broadly, he’s interested in software architecture, computer graphics, epistemology, and interactive design. Andy and his boundless idealism live in San Francisco, primarily powered by pastries.
Scott Goodson is a senior member of the iOS community, having started as the tenth engineer building iPhone OS 1.0. In the last few years, he has managed the renowned Facebook Paper and Instagram iOS engineering teams to develop exceptionally polished apps. Scott graduated from UC Berkeley at 18 with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Since the launch of Paper in January 2014, Scott has championed the release of six major open source projects from its massive codebase — the first iOS projects open sourced by Facebook in 3 years.
Natasha is a Senior iOS Engineer at Capital One in San Francisco and secretly a Robot. She is a Swift and Apple Watch enthusiast who writes about her experiences with this rapidly developing technology on natashatherobot.com and in her weekly Swift newsletter. In her free time, she works on personal projects, speaks at meetups and conferences, contributes to open source, and likes to cross things off her bucket list. The last item she crossed off was hiking on a glacier in Iceland.
Marin Todorov is an independent iOS consultant and publisher. He’s the author of the “iOS Animations by Tutorials” book and runs the “iOS Animations by Emails” newsletter. He started developing on an Apple ][ more than 20 years ago and keeps rocking till today. Meanwhile he has worked in great companies like Monster Technologies and Native Instruments, has lived in 4 different countries, and is one the founding members of the raywenderlich.com tutorial team. Besides crafting code, Marin also enjoys blogging, writing books, teaching, and speaking. He sometimes open sources his code. He walked the way to Santiago.
Airplane Mode is an indie rock band from New York City. Dave Wiskus (vocals, guitar) and Joe Cieplinski (bass, everything else) are making a record and documenting the process in their critically-acclaimed self-titled podcast, capturing the highs and lows of forming a truly independent band in the age of social media.
Ashley Nelson-Hornstein is an iOS developer at Dropbox. She fell in love with the iOS platform at Apple, and later developed a passion for crafting intuitive user interfaces as a lead at a news startup named Circa. When not driving new features or advocating for accessibility at Dropbox, Ashley enjoys reading, weightlifting, and trying really hard not to let her blog go stale.
Taylan is a jack of all technologies. For more than a decade, he worked with a diverse array of open source platforms to create web and mobile experiences that are rich, accessible and scalable. He is passionate about good design and development methodologies, both on the client side, and behind the curtains. For the past 6 years, Taylan has been leading the talented web and mobile development team at Hipo to provide tailor fit product development solutions for startups across the globe.
Vincent moved to Berlin 3 years ago as one of SoundCloud’s first iOS engineers. During that time, the team grew from 3 to 10 developers, shipped a brand new SoundCloud application and developed a world class mobile continuous integration pipeline. Nowadays, Vincent spends his time working on the iOS app, the mobile api and the ci pipeline. Very focused on code quality and good development practices, he’s helping with the transition to feature teams as well as training new mobile engineers.
Piet is an iOS developer from Hamburg, Germany. While working at XING he discovered his passion for automation, streamlining processes and Open Source. He recently set out to make your iOS device more a of productivity with Git2Go. When not developing he likes taking walks and having beers in the sun.
I’ve been a software engineer since the days of Windows NT but am now very deeply entrenched in Apple’s mobile world. An occasional speaker (TEDx Alcatraz, Alt Tech Talks, iOS Dev UK, CMD+R) when I have something to share and political lefty atheist who always has something to say... I make apps at Lyst by day, drink coffee and ale at any time and think my love of music is probably timeless. Still learning every day.
Boris is a Cocoa developer from Berlin, who currently works on the iOS SDK at Contentful. A Java developer in another life, with many iOS apps under his belt, he is also a strong open source contributor, building plugins to tame Xcode, and bashing bugs as the CocoaPods “Senior VP of Evil”.
Daniel Eggert is one of the co-founders of objc.io. He’s been working with all kinds of things related to Cocoa for more than ten years -- mostly photo and image processing related. Daniel worked at Apple for five years, and helped move Photos.app and Camera.app to Core Data. Daniel loves photography and lives in Berlin.
Soroush Khanlou is a New York-based iOS developer. He blogs about programming at khanlou.com, mostly about making view controllers really short. He wants to make writing apps easier with an open-source framework he made called Instant Cocoa. In his free time, he runs, bakes bread and pastries, and collects suitcases.
Ben Sykes is a dev / design hybrid with a focus on interaction (IxD), user experience (UX) and behavior design. He has always had a strong desire to tell stories, and started out in Hollywood working in TV & film on such projects as Melrose Place, American Beauty, and Murder In The First. Ben currently serves as a User Experience Design Advisor to multiple start-ups and has been designing & facilitating the curriculum for the Apprentice Program and Job Search Standup for General Assembly’s UX Design Immersive students as well as teaching Interaction Design at San Francisco State University.
Adam Bell is a Canadian iOS engineer who started out in the jailbreak community reverse-engineering and developing Open Source projects for the platform. Adam is most notably known for MessageBox (aka the Facebook Chat Heads hack), Ignition, Click Wheel Keyboard, and being one of the first to have "real" native code execution and applications on the Apple Watch. He's now currently working on iOS Interfaces and Core Experiences at Facebook and is helping maintain projects like POP.
Ana Márquez Velázquez
Ana is a Senior Software Engineer at 47 Degrees, excited about everything related to the iOS world. Her experience is based on mobile development and especially for iPhone and iPad. Feeling adventurous since the inception of Swift, she's working hard to make iOS code safer, cleaner and more functional. She is creative, neat and loves teamwork. She adds the female touch to 47 Degrees, :)
Javier de Silóniz Sandino
Javi is a Computer Science Engineer from Cadiz, Spain. He’s always loved to develop for embedded devices featuring small screens since he started making home-brew demos for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS handheld video game systems more than 10 years ago. Now he’s part of the iOS Team at 47 Degrees, working to make cool apps that help people while trying to make iOS code more readable, clean and functional. He also loves food, Japan and playing the ukulele. Fun fact: he wrote his first words in a computer… wanna know what they were? Ask him!
Philippe is a long-time Mac and Cocoa developer who started serious programming on a Mac SE/30 with MPW and Jasik's The Debugger. After working for eight years on (http://www.corel.com/painter)[Corel Painter], and three years on porting (http://eveonline.com/)[many], (http://dragonage.com/)[many] (http://www.ea.com/fr/fifa12)[video] (http://www.thesims3.com/)[games] to the Mac, he is now Lead Developer for (http://www.lightspeedpos.com/onsite)[Lightspeed OnSite], a Mac-based point-of-sales system. With many personal small apps on the App Store, some of which are (https://github.com/philippec/GatineauVelo])[open-source], Philippe spends a lot of time in the community. He is a co-founder and organizer of (http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Gatineau-CocoaHeads/)[Cocoaheads Ottawa-Gatineau] and has co-created, along with Dan Byers, the (https://nsnorth.ca)[NSNorth Conference], which just completed its third year. Along with Philippe Guitard, he is the co-host of the (http://cacaocast.com/)[Cacaocast podcast], the premier podcast for french-speaking Cocoa developers, with more than 150 episodes over six years. He certainly hopes to meet more listeners as he travels to the Old Continent.