March Sydney CocoaHeads is NEXT THURSDAY, March 19th. Can you say WatchKit?

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It’s an exciting month in Apple Land and we’ve got a great lineup for our March CocoaHeads.

Phil Farrugia is going to give us a very timely talk “Insight into Watch” and Sye Boddeus has prepared a talk titled “Spirited Design” which, and I quote, “will be relevant in a couple of ways”.

And if Craig and I can find enough stickers we’ll come up with some sort of sticker quiz.

As always, CocoaHeads is held at Atlassian, which means free pizza and beer!

When: Thursday March 19th, 6:30pm
Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AustraliaLook for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

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February CocoaHeads is THIS THURSDAY

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, we have a great line up for Februrary CocoaHeads this thursday.

Craig Stanford (@thepaddedcell) is going to give a UI talk titled “Affine Transformers: more than meets the i!”

And we have a special guest all the way from sunny Melbourne, Mike Koukoullis (@kouky) talking on Adaptive Layouts.

Finally I have some nice laptop stickers so I’m going to do a sticker quiz—buff up on your tech news from the month…

As always, CocoaHeads is held at Atlassian, which means free pizza and beer!

When: Thursday February 19th, 6:30pm
Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AustraliaLook for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

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January CocoaHeads is THIS THURSDAY

Hi all,

Welcome back to everyone who isn’t still on holidays. It’s the third Thursday in January this week so that means time for Sydney CocoaHeads to kick off for 2015.

First up Sebastian is going to do a talk about applying Functional Programming Abstractions. I had a few people ask about the embedded web server in the quiz program I made for our end of year party so I thought I’d show a little code about how that works.

As always, CocoaHeads is held at Atlassian, which means free pizza and beer!

When: Thursday January 15th, 6:30pm
Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AustraliaLook for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

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CocoaHeads Second Annual End Of Year Quiz Party is THIS THURSDAY

December CocoaHeads is this week! Thursday night, December 18th.

This month, being so close to Christmas, things a little different. We won’t have any speakers per se… instead come prepared for pool, and trivia action. With special Swift prizes for the Swift lightning round!

CocoaHeads is held it Atlassian – which means free pizza and beers. See you there!

When: Thursday December 18th, 6:30pm Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AustraliaLook for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

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WatchKit meet LIFX by Mark Aufflick

At last weeks Sydney CocoaHeads, barely 24 hours after WatchKit was released, I thought it would be a good idea to demo a little app I wrote to control a wifi-controlled light globe from LIFX. It went surprisingly ok! Hope you enjoy it.

For those wondering about the NDA, we tend to agree with Ray Wenderlich and Craig Hockenberry, that “Since the Apple Watch SDK docs are open to the public and we haven’t heard anything to the contrary, we are assuming it is OK to talk about WatchKit at this point. If anyone hears an official word on the matter, please let us know!” — Greg Heo on raywenderlich.com

The demo code shown is on GitHub: https://github.com/aufflick/LIFX-Watch-Remote

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As always, Sydney CocoaHeads brought to you by The High Technology Bureau and sponsored by Atlassian. Thanks to Craig Stanford for supplying and manning the video camera this month.

© 2014 Mark Aufflick (@markaufflick), The High Technology Bureau.

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Sydney CocoaHeads is THIS THURSDAY. Now with 100% more ChronometerKit.

Hi all,

** STOP THE BITS AGAIN **

I couldn’t help it, I’ve made a simple WatchKit app that controls photons. I’m sure the demo will be flawless!

** STOP THE BITS **

I spoke too soon, and we have tracked down a real live speaker? Max Grebenets is going to give a talk on, wait for it, “Flappy Swift”, not to be confused with “Flappy Swtf” which is a new language Samsung is working on.

Come for the gameplay, enjoy the syntax!

** ORIGINAL MESSAGE **

Sydney CocoaHeads is THIS Thursday September 17th. Well, sort of. We don’t *actually* have any *actual* speakers lined up, so it’s going to be a fairly freewheeling night.

Maybe we’ll set up some tables for hacking, maybe we’ll just stand around drinking beer awkwardly semi-dancing-on-the-spot to some funky tunes. There’s always the pool table and table tennis table that we can pretend to be Atlassian employees and have a go at.

Some people might like to demo their apps or show something off the cuff.

And Craig thinks he has enough other stickers to do some sort of ad-hoc quiz.

I have a few other ideas for some random bits – we are all starting to wind down for the year anyway, right? Feel free to let me know or discuss online any other ideas. Maybe Chris and Gordon can just stand up the front and we’ll see who can come up with the best heckle. Or start an argument about Core Data with Tom. Whatever, it’s always fun to get together!

On the plus side, as always, CocoaHeads is held at Atlassian, which means free pizza and beer! Come and talk to me about Stash! Actually talk to Marcin – he knows a bit more about it.

When: Thursday September 18th, 6:30pm

Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AustraliaLook for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

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Sydney CocoaHeads, Thursday October 16

With our illustrious Sydney leader jaunting around the globe, you suckers are left with Craig hosting this month!

We have another great lineup with Craig Edwards from [REDACTED]* giving a talk entitled “Pipe Dreams – Getting your build & deployment pipeline sorted”. That’ll be followed by two lightning talks, one by Chris Hulbert entitled “Hide yo keys, hide yo bytes” & one by Gordon Childs entitled “Dollar Dollar Links Yo!”**.

If everyone is still enjoying them, I’ll also do another short quiz with some awesome stickers on offer. I’m open to suggestions on themes too, just shoot me an email or tweet at me.

As always, CocoaHeads is held at Atlassian, which means free pizza and beer!
When: Thursday October 16th, 6:30pm
Where: Atlassian (Level 6, 341 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia)
Look for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place (next to the old Virgin Megastore) and since the bank will be closed there’s a side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St.

* Ask Craig on the night why it’s [REDACTED]
** Names of talks may not actually be real. I might have just invented them on the spot.

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