I had a great time when I spoke at CocoaConf this last August in Columbus, OH. It was in my back yard and was a no-brainer to go to. I had a huge amount of fun, learned a lot from the other speakers, and had a fun panel discussion. Plus Dave Klein’s family is a lot of fun. Be sure to hang out with Solomon if he’s there.
I’m not sure what my gesture over there is from. Maybe from the virtual sock puppet portion of “Performance Tuning.”
CocoaConf will be in Raleigh NC, December 2th and 3th. You can browse the full schedule to see if stuff is interesting to you. There’s a registration page if you want to go. I can’t make it because I’ll be playing a concert that weekend, otherwise I’d probably head down. (December is always nuts for me.)
There’s a $50 discount for CocoaHeads folk. The coupon code is a secret to the non-COCOAHEAD individuals out there, but smart folks should be able to figure it out.
I got the news on an iphone last night riding to rehearsal. Today I’m on an iPad and two MacBookPros for doing my daily work. Some of my most joyous times in my youth were spent in front of an Apple ][, then an Apple //e.
I’ve been to a bunch of SteveNotes. The RDF was real. I always recommended WWDC (and MacWorld) newtimers to do at least one SteveNote. Now we can just reminisce.
The thing that’s really impressed me about Post-NeXT Apple is the quality of people attracted to, and kept by, the company. I have friends inside of the The Fruit, all of whom are amazingly awesome. Curtis. Zach. Evan. Ben. Bill. Clark. Chris. Dave. John. And any others I’ve forgotten. It’s a true testament to the leadership that such talent has been assembled.
I never met the man. I did pass within 30 feet of him on the Google campus a couple of years before. I was helping move 200 pounds of homebrew for a tech talk, and saw someone sitting under a tree chatting with someone else. I asked my companion “is that…” “yes it is” “whoa”. And we went on our merry way.
I’m gonna head over to folklore.org and read some stories now.
Just a quick note for anyone who hasn’t heard yet – I’ll be speaking at Apple Rock on Tuesday, October 11. Location is Pulaski Academy’s Murphy Theater. The topic is mobile development compared to the desktop. If you’re in central Arkansas, please stop by and say hi.