• 13 May

    Announcing remaining speakers and schedule of RubyMotion #inspect 2015

    RubyMotion #inspect, our annual developer conference, will be organized this year the 1-2 July in beautiful Paris, France!

    Paris, you never get tired of...

    Photo by Lima Pix on Flickr.

    The conference will be happening at Ecole 42, a private software programming school with over 1700 students. 42 is funded by Xavier Niel, a French entrepreneur and businessman active in the technology industry in France.

    The conference is 2-day, single-track and all talks will be 30-min long. We will be welcoming guests with a breakfast and serving an awesome French lunch. There will be breaks between each talk to give you the opportunith to talk with the speakers and network with the attendees. There will be a Paris Ruby meetup at the end of the first day, and we will be celebrating the conference with a party / drink-up at the end of the second day.

    If you haven't got your ticket already, we still have a few tickets left at the Early Bird pricing (33% discount over the regular rate). Grab your ticket today!

    Today we are announcing the remaining batch of speakers:

    • Jamon Holmgren, owner of ClearSight Studio and creator of ProMotion, will continue Todd's talk on RedPotion (the "Rails for RubyMotion for iOS") with a second part, this time focused on production use and how the integration between the various helpers allows for clean application architecture that makes sense.

    • Niels Liebisch, Managing Director of Optimal Consulting, will discuss a case where his consulting business had to rewrite an existing Objective-C application in RubyMotion to improve the stability and long-term maintenance and share tips, tricks, pitfalls and learnings.

    • David Larrabee, lead engineer at MeYou Health, will talk about implementing integration testing on RubyMotion apps. He will share his experience testing production apps: what worked and what didn't.

    • Will Raxworthy, developer at Alphasights, will talk about taking over the world with SceneKit, Apple's 3D framework that he used at InfiniteRed to develp a seven-foot 3D highly interactive globe with RubyMotion. He will explain how it was implemented, what was used and tips they picked up along the way.

    • Gant Laborde, co-founder of Iconoclast Labs, will cover the validation of user input in RubyMotion apps and how the RMQ gem makes the process easier.

    • Mark Rickert, full-time RubyMotion freelancer, will share his life experience, cutting away his 9-5 job to focus on traveling, living his dreams and working in RubyMotion full time. The talk will focus on what you need to do to prepare, tips for how to engage the RubyMotion community and techniques on how to find clients.

    They will join the previously-announced speakers:

    • Laurent Sansonetti, creator of RubyMotion and founder of HipByte, will cover the current state of the RubyMotion ecosystem and what's planned for the future of the platform.

    • Amir Rajan, creator of A Dark Room and The Ensign for iOS, will talk about his experience writing a RubyMotion app that has been downloaded several million times and been featured as the number 1 paid app in the US App Store for weeks.

    • Todd Werth, co-founder of InfiniteRed and creator of RMQ (RubyMotionQuery), will talk about RedPotion, an effort to build the "Rails for RubyMotion for iOS", a common set of high-level abstractions to make mobile development easier. Todd will cover the rationale behind the project and build a small app as well.

    • Darin Wilson, software engineer at InfiniteRed, will cover the Android equivalent of RedPotion, conveniently called BluePotion (not yet released at the time of writing). Darin will give an overview of the BluePotion components and demonstrates how the API closely mimics RedPotion, providing a "learn once, write everywhere" approach to native mobile app development. A small app will also be built.

    • Boris Bügling, software engineer at Contentful and Senior VP of Evil at CocoaPods, will provide an introduction on developing WatchKit and Android Wear apps using RubyMotion. We will learn about the differences between both platforms, what kind of possibilities the smartwatches bring to extending your application and how to share some code for your watch app between both iOS and Android versions.

    • Paul Sturgess, programmer at Kyan will talk about his recent experience writing Title Challenge, a football management game written in RubyMotion.

    • Rich Kilmer, CEO of CargoSense, will talk about how he uses RubyMotion to build an innovative solution to address issues in the logistics market.

    We would like to thank everyone who submitted a talk proposal via our CFP form. Sadly we received too many proposals and we had to make a selection.

    A tentative schedule is published on the conference website. We are pretty excited about the program! Video games, wearables, community libraries, practical tips... should all be very interesting!

    We hope you can join us in Paris. Grab your ticket today!

    We are also still looking for a small number of sponsors to share in the support of #inspect 2015. This is a great opportunity to show your commitment to the RubyMotion community and also promote your products or services. If you or your company are interested get in touch.


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