I was blessed to go to Portland over the weekend for CocoaConf with my family in tow. We packed up the Hyundai Elantra and made the trek down last Thursday, completing our journey to the Embassy Suites PDX by mid-afternoon. The following 2 days were chock full of great talks, great conversation, and lots of motivation to go make great apps.
I went to great talks from Daniel Steinberg, Danny Greg, Laura Savino, and more. A few high points:
The conference was all-inclusive, even with the meals. Instead of going offsite to eat somewhere they provided lunch and dinner for us on Friday and lunch on Saturday. We got to sit together and mingle or work on something that has inspired us (I got started outlining my June Xcoders talk). The community amongst Cocoa developers is something that I’m truly growing to treasure more and more each day. I got to hang out with some folks that I’ve met up in Seattle but didn’t know that well, and I got to meet new people too.
I can’t say enough good things about CocoaConf. This is the second one I’ve been able to attend (after they visited Seattle last October) and both have been great experiences. The next time they’re up in the Northwest I’ll definitely be on the attendee list.