What a year it turned out to be. Not only did we have meetups at many new companies, we also were able to sneak in a few extra events. We have a booked calendar for the upcoming year so as soon as final confirmations are in we’ll update our regular channels like meetup or our website. Want to be one of the first people to know? There is an app available on the appstore.

Videos and streaming

As you might already know, we also started recording our events and even stream them as much as possible. Our chief Video Marco is doing a great job and we get a lot of positive feedback for them. All videos are available on Youtube and our own Apple TV app. We added an extra tab for Do iOS videos so you can watch them all free of charge and at your own convenience. Go check out the videos in case you haven’t. We believe there is really nice stuff in there for every iOS developer. Thank you Marco!

Looking back at a great Do iOS

Next to extra meetups this year we organised our very own conference. Previous editions were hosted and organised by Xebia. Xebia donated the rights so any new edition is now up to us. We received a lot of positive reactions, made nice videos and are working out the possibility of organising one for 2019. Of course we’ll let you know as soon as possible. In case you want to stay up to date we invite you to stay subscribed to our mailinglist. Thank you Xebia.

New sponsors

We signed up new and really nice sponsors for this year. With their financial contribution we are able to build and maintain our current work and finance new projects like for example Do iOS. We couldn’t do it without our sponsors and are really happy with their support.

Thank you GetAround, ANWB, ABN AMRO, Q42, Parkmobile, Moneybird, Achmea.

Also a really big thank you for your continuing support Egeniq and Xebia.

We think we have an awesome iOS community in the Netherlands with a large variety of companies building great apps and services. In case your company would like to get involved or is interested in becoming a sponsor please get in touch with one of the organisers.

Changes

We’re currently really lucky to be able to have a filled agenda for next year. This however also puts us in the position to think of new ideas and projects. We hope your CocoaHeads experience and interaction with others will bring new and exciting projects to life too.

For example, last year, Niels and Sidney organised Swift Island as their own standalone event. If you want to stay up to date for new editions, go check out the website or ask Niels and Sidney about it next time.

In order to prevent any conflict of interest we decided to (at first temporarily) reorganise CocoaHeads so Niels and Sidney could focus on their private event. With Marco contributing every month, we decided to ask him to replace Niels in the board. Furthermore as a regular attendee of our meetups we’ve asked Jolanda to join our team too.

Thank you Niels and Sidney for your contribution and we hope to see many Swift Island events in the future.

Christmas Drinks

Our annual Christmas drinks will be on December the 19th at de bierfabriek in Amsterdam. Please check meetup for more details. No presentations, just casual talks with other developers. It’s an open and public place so we’ve set a limit at 40 to reserve two tables. In case you can’t make it we hope to see you on one of our upcoming meetups. Thank you for making 2018 a great year!

Kind regards,

CocoaHeadsNL

Do-iOS

CocoaHeadsNL Alert

Only 26 conference tickets and 13 Uni day tickets remaining for DO iOS.

University day

We are thrilled to announce that our University day will be hosted in Boven C. It’s right next door to the location of the conference. We’ll be sure to post this info on our website as well. It’s will be a nice training space and break room combined into one. We will make sure there’s enough power outlets and we will test the WiFi.

Welkom ABN AMRO

Bring banking to the next level and contribute to the biggest digital revolution in history!

Mobile banking, signing up with a selfie, Apple Watch technology, and payment with smartphones are digital innovations at ABN AMRO to make banking faster, easier and smarter. Our teams develop secure new products to improve our customer journey, while other teams ensure our services remain safe and accessible. Co-creation is the key to the best innovation!

With millions of flawless transactions per day, almost 100% availability of internet banking and the highest customer satisfaction score for our app, it seems to work out just fine. No reason to sit back though as we are reshaping our current IT landscape. What happens behind the screen, stays behind the screen; but our work, new products, and more ease and speed positively affect our customers. Now, and in the near future, we have to give what it takes to stay ahead and continue achieving these high standards. We guarantee tomorrow’s products work and advise our business how these products can be further improved and developed. We facilitate the digitalization of our bank and carry the responsibility towards society. These are major changes with huge impact, but banking needs to remain available for all our customers: safe, reliable and 24/7.

At ABN AMRO we are ambitious! We are seeking people who want to help us realize our ambitions with their passion. Our colleagues are responsible team players with a ‘can-do’ mentality. We focus on innovation, sustainability and use our entrepreneurialism to perform at top level. Is your head always in the cloud? #workyourtalents. Explore your future career at www.werkenbijabnamro.com

About Do-iOS

After the initial editions by Xebia in 2015 and 2016 Xebia gracefully donated the ownership of Do iOS to CocoaHeadsNL.

We think we have an awesome iOS community in the Netherlands with a large variety of companies building great apps and services. In this spirit we will be organising a one-day conference in Amsterdam on November the 2nd, 2018.

Just like our meetups we would love to give as many developers as possible a fair chance to visit and are currently getting the schedule together. There are only 130 seats available and being a community driven event we’re aiming at a fair price: Euro 149,- Tickets are already available online at https://do-ios.com.

In case you’d like to get involved or are interested in joining Do iOS as a sponsor please contact us at info@do-ios.com.

Kind regards,

CocoaHeadsNL

Do-iOS

University day

We only have 17 university day tickets left, we are looking into arranging 10 more seats. Check https://do-ios.com for tickets and info.

Agenda by Momenta B.V.

Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects. It won the 2018 Apple Design Awards. With its unique timeline, Agenda gives you a complete picture of past, present and future. Add notes for what is currently on your agenda, while also preparing notes for an upcoming meeting. Use older notes as breadcrumbs to remind yourself why and when you took the actions you did. From business professionals and technical users, to students and artists, Agenda is for anyone wanting well organised and easily navigable notes that help drive your projects forward.

Available for Mac and iOS, you can get Agenda from https://agenda.com. It is free, with no time limits. You can use it forever, at no cost.

More info on Alexander Griekspoor’s talk on https://do-ios.com

New sponsors


More info on their sponsorships soon.

About Do-iOS

After the initial editions by Xebia in 2015 and 2016 Xebia gracefully donated the ownership of Do iOS to CocoaHeadsNL.

We think we have an awesome iOS community in the Netherlands with a large variety of companies building great apps and services. In this spirit we will be organising a one-day conference in Amsterdam on November the 2nd, 2018.

Just like our meetups we would love to give as many developers as possible a fair chance to visit and are currently getting the schedule together. There are only 130 seats available and being a community driven event we’re aiming at a fair price: Euro 149,- Tickets are already available online at https://do-ios.com.

In case you’d like to get involved or are interested in joining Do iOS as a sponsor please contact us at info@do-ios.com.

Kind regards,

CocoaHeadsNL

Getting ready for an awesome 2018 community edition!

After the initial editions by Xebia in 2015 and 2016 we would like to announce we are preparing a 2018 community edition. Xebia gracefully donated the ownership of Do iOS to CocoaHeadsNL, which is now the new driving force behind Do iOS.

We think we have an awesome iOS community in the Netherlands with a large variety of companies building great apps and services. In this spirit we will be organizing a one-day conference in Amsterdam on November the 2nd, 2018.

Just like our meetups we would love to give as many developers as possible a fair chance to visit and are currently getting the schedule together. There are only 130 seats available and being a community driven event we’re aiming at a fair price: Euro 149,- Tickets are already available online at https://do-ios.com right now.

In case you’d like to get involved or are interested in joining Do iOS as a sponsor please contact us at info@do-ios.com. In case you want to stay up to date we invite you to stay subscribed to our mailinglist.

Achmea

We are pleased to announce our first sponsor

Achmea’s story is the story of its employees. In the coming years, we’ll be building the Achmea of the future together. Our social role in which we help people to deal with risks won’t change, but the way we perform it will. We are a leading service provider with daily relevance for our customers. We provide insight into uncertainties and offer appropriate solutions for dealing with them. We will also keep delivering the same service we’ve been providing for more than 200 years. If damage occurs, we will provide compensation and assist our customers in recovering.

Want to join the future? See our career opportunities (Dutch).

Stay tuned for updates

We got some great other news coming up soon. Updates will follow as soon as possible. In case you dont want to miss out get your ticket now ;)

Kind regards,

CocoaHeadsNL

Current schedule

It’s going great! Our current calendar is filled with nice events for the upcoming months. We got some great new sponsors like Achmea and Moneybird on board next to our current sponsors.

Extra Meetups

As a result of the new sponsorships we organised two extra meetups in the east of the Netherlands. For some this means some more travel than usual, for others it’s an event closer to home. We’re expecting some new faces and are exploring the possibilities. Currently we are discussing if we should fit these meetups into the regular schedule or keep an additional calendar as it could increase organisation efforts. We would love to hear your feedback on this!

A new year, a new way of RSVP’ing to an event.

As you may probably not know is that we, the Dutch chapter of Cococaheads, are doing all this in our spare time. Some of us have kids, all of us demanding jobs and we still make time to get together and do this. Because we believe this community is important and it shapes us as people and as coders. It is also very fulfilling that we can add value to this community. This is the very essence why we organise Cocoaheads. This is the craft we love.

Last year we have organized a number of events. Great sponsors, tasty food and amazing speakers. We try to talk to most of the people that visit our events. And they always tell us the same thing. Over and over again. “Luckily I was able to be here tonight because last time I was to slow with my RSVP. Even the waitlist was full.” Too slow? Waitlist? On one hand that’s a good thing, on the other it’s the reason for this post.

Nerderlands 2016

During Nerderlands we invited Aaron Hillegass to join us for a meetup in Amsterdam. Without any hesitation he said ‘YES!’.

Aaron Hilegass - many know him because of his trademark cowboy hat or of the Cocoa books he wrote. He worked and trained people at NeXT and founded one of the most well known training facilities in the world called Big Nerd Ranch. For the last 15 years he has been teaching and training people iOS, macOS, Android, Python, Ruby and much much more.

Waitlist

We have been organizing Cocoaheads for some years now. Almost every single one of our meetups is packed with people just like you. The RSVP’s fill up so fast that we have a large waiting list most of the time. This is a good thing for our community - loads of people want to see good speakers from our industry.