Why RWDevCon is Different

Ray Wenderlich

As you may know, we are teaming up with the folks from 360iDev to run an iOS conference next year: RWDevCon.

But what you might not know is why RWDevCon is different than other iOS conferences. Check out this video to learn why!

Don’t miss your chance to save $100 off the ticket price – the early bird discount ends this Friday. Get your ticket today!

If you’re not the type to watch a video, keep reading – the full transcript is below!

Video Transcript

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I have been to a lot of iOS conferences over the years, and here’s how the experience typically goes for me.

I look over the schedule and I see a bunch of random topics by random people on random subjects.

I choose one that seems interesting, I walk into the room, and there’s somebody up front, going over a bunch of slides and showing a demo or two. Sometimes, the talk is good, and sometime’s it’s bad – it’s really just luck of the draw.

If the talk is good, I eagerly take notes, sure that this is going to come in handy later, and that I’m really learning something. But then I get home and try to use this stuff in an actual app, and I realize I haven’t actually learned anything – and I have to learn it from scratch.

A Better Way

We believe there’s a better way to run a conference than this.

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  • Imagine a conference where the schedule and talks are coordinated by a team, rather than a random hodge-podge of topics.
  • Imagine a conference where instead of just listening to some boring slides, you get hands-on experience, try out things for yourself, and actually learn.
  • Imagine a conference where each session is high quality, rather than luck of the draw.
  • Imagine a conference where you leave inspired, having made some new friendships along the way.

It this is the kind of conference you’d like to attend – we have something you’re going to really enjoy – RWDevCon.

About RWDevCon

RWDevCon is the first ever conference focused on high quality hands-on tutorials. We’re going to have two tracks of tutorials: one for beginner to intermediate iOS developers, and one for advanced iOS developers.

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In a typical tutorial, you’ll come in and the instructor will give a brief overview of the topic, and then you’ll get right into a live demo. But instead of just watching the instructor, you’ll follow along with the instructor so you can see things working for yourself.

After the demo, you’ll break out into a hands-on lab, where you’ll be challenged to try things out on your own – and the instructor will be right with you if you have any questions.

We really think this hands-on experience is the best way to learn, and this way you won’t just leave with notes and references – you’ll leave with actual new skills.

Where To Go From Here?

Hands-on experience, team coordination, inspiration, and friendship – that’s what RWDevCon is all about. This is why RWDevCon is different than other iOS conferences out there, and why I think we have something really special.

The team and I hope to see you at the conference – don’t forget that this is the last week for the early bird discount, so be sure to sign up now. See you in DC!

Music credits: Kevin MacLeod.

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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