RWDevCon 2018: Pre-Conference Workshop Speakers & Topics

Ray Wenderlich

Next April, we are running our fourth annual iOS conference focused on high quality hands-on tutorials: RWDevCon 2018.

Today, we are happy to announce some exciting news: we have chosen the topics and speakers for our pre-conference workshops!

This year, we got a number of great submissions, so we will be running four half-day workshops. Let’s take a look at what’s inside.

1) ARKit

Joey deVilla

If you watched that stunning augmented reality (AR) demonstration at WWDC 2017 and thought “I’d like to make apps like that someday,” “someday” starts at this workshop.

You’ll learn about the features of Apple’s ARKit augmented reality framework, harness data from the camera and your users’ motions, present information and draw images over real-world scenes, and make the world your View Controller!

2) Machine Learning with CoreML and Vision

Patrick Kwete and Audrey Tam

With Apple’s new CoreML and Vision frameworks, you can now add machine learning AI to your apps.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn what machine learning actually is, how to train a model, and integrate it into an app.

3) Practical Instruments

Luke Parham

Instruments is an extremely useful tool for getting a real understanding of what’s happening in your apps. Unfortunately, it tends to get neglected by a lot of people since it can be a bit of a learning curve before you really start feeling productive.

In this workshop, you’ll get a hands on look at how Instruments can help you with everything from tracking down and addressing performance bottlenecks to fixing memory leaks and analyzing thread interactions.

4) Swift Algorithms

Kelvin Lau and Vincent Ngo

Modernize your data structures knowledge! In this workshop, you explore the Swift collection protocols and learn the strengths and limits of expressing data structures using enums.

Algorithm challenges follow every major topic, where peer programming is strongly encouraged! This will be in a part-lecture part-peer programming format.

Where to Go From Here?

The team and I are really excited about these pre-conference workshops – we think it has something for everyone.

And that’s not all! In addition to the above, the conference includes 18 hands-on tutorials, a special James Dempsey Game Show, lunchtime board games, an opening and closing reception, and some surprises under our sleeves :]

Interested in your own ticket? Register now while you still can – for the past three years, the tickets have sold out quickly.

We hope you like the pre-conference workshops, and we can’t wait to see you next April! :]

Ray Wenderlich

Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

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