I attended the iPhoneDevCamp in Boulder over the weekend. It was an awesome event with about 30 people attending. The iPhoneDevCamp is an un-conference. That means that there is no schedule and that the attendees decide what they want to talk about. Friday evening was a get to know you and find out what folks wanted to discuss on Saturday. There were a variety of topics from how to use Xcode, to Core Data to how to sign code for a client. Attending any session is optional and the idea is to participate.
Kendall Gelner is quite the expert on Xcode, but unfortunately he was out sick so I lead the Xcode session as I have attended his xcode debugging sessions 3 times, so by now I remember some not all of his tips.
We also has sessions on Interface Builder and Core Data. It was good to get another primer on Core Data as I am about to start using it for my Super Secret Project. I had two highlights. First was seeing a DFVideoOut demo, which can be used to demo your iPhone using the video out. No need to crowd around the iPhone or point a video camera at the phone. My second highlight was seeing Bob Kressin tell us a bit about the hardware certification process and how his company is developing prototypes. All in all a great day. I missed out on Sunday, which was a code jam. Two teams were given a few words that they had to use as the title for their application. Both teams managed to produce something to show in one and a half hours.
Thanks to the sponsors Metafy LLC, Xcellent Creations, Inc., and especially Joe Pezillo for putting it on.