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Aug 29, 2014

Michael Swaine and Paul Freiberger on the third edition of their book Fire in the Valley

Best known as the editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal, Michael Swaine created or helped launch a dozen magazines, from InfoWorld to PragPub. He has written more than a thousand articles and columns for publications ranging from the Farmer's Almanac to MacUser. He currently edits books for the Pragmatic Bookshelf and is working on a mystery novel set in the mythical Northwest State of Jefferson.

Paul Freiberger wrote about Silicon Valley during the early years of the personal computer revolution. He was part of the original staff of the computer weekly, InfoWorld. He worked as a columnist and reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Examiner. His first book was Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer (McGraw-Hill, 1984 and 2000), co-authored with Michael Swaine.  Today he writes speeches, books, and white papers for executives, professionals, and academics and develops presentations for startups. He is founder and President of Shimmering Resumes. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a BA in History and from Middlebury College with a Masters in Italian Studies.

Chris Adamson on What's Happening

Chris Adamson will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

Conferences he mentioned are:

http://2014.splashcon.org

http://www.cingleton.com

http://www.iosdevuk.com

http://www.devworld.com.au

http://cocoalove.org

Josh Smith recommended two books this week

Post Office (Bukowski) http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780061177576-4

The Midnight Disease  (Flaherty)
http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780618485413-0

Laura Savino on getting the help you need

Laura is an iOS developer with Khan Academy who came to programming after having studied & taught human languages.

She recently had the chance to give some advice to beginning programmers at App Camp for Girls, and helped them learn & practice a few techniques for getting unstuck. 

James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

Aug 6, 2014

Jeff Biggus talks to us about the Julia Programming Language - it runs on the LLVM.

Jeff is a longtime Mac and iOS developer who organizes his thoughts at http://hyperjeff.net. He tweets at @hyperjeff.

Chris Adamson with upcoming events

Chris will be presenting a workshop on AVFoundation Film School on the CocoaConf fall tour. 

Chris blogs at http://www.subfurther.com/blog.

He interviewed Curtis Herbert of the Cocoa Love conference http://cocoalove.org

He also mentioned:

http://denverlibrary.org/event/patents-and-trademarks-steve-jobs-art-and-technology-changed-world

http://360idev.com/

http://2014.xoxofest.com

http://reactconf.com

http://cocoaconf.com/

Josh Smith recommended two books this week for your reading list

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jonathan-livingston-seagull/id721183597?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Purely Functional Data Structures by Chris Okasaki

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/purely-functional-data-structures/id811952944?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E


Matt Smollinger talked about moving beyond REST for mobile devices

Matt has been involved in software development since he was building simple games on his parents’ Commodore VIC20. He started dabbling in Mac development in the early 2000s, but really dove in head-first with the launch of the iPhone. Since then, he’s done Mac and iOS development for major publishers, marketing companies, and technology companies such as myYearbook, MeetMe, AWeber Communications. His current focus is his ed-tech startup: Skaffl, where he's the CTO and co-founder.

James Dempsey composed and performed the theme

http://jamesdempsey.net

Daniel Steinberg is your host. 

http://dimsumthinking.com
http://editorscut.com 

He has a new book out on the Swift Programming language. "A Swift Kickstart" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-swift-kickstart/id891801923?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

Daniel is also the author of "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/developing-ios-7-apps-for/id792572211?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l56E

@dimsumthinking
@cocoaconfcast

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