2 DAY CONFERENCE

iOSCon 2018 - The conference for iOS and Swift Developers

Topics covered at #iOSCon

Thursday, 22nd - Friday, 23rd March at CodeNode, London

27 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

iOSCon celebrates the latest developments and the sharpest minds in iOS. Do you want to find out about all the latest & most topical iOS & Swift technologies and applications and discover the best practices and ideas? Then come and join us at iOSCon in London!

iOSCon 2019 Announcement

Thank you so much to everyone who made iOSCon 2018 awesome. Early-bird tickets for iOSCon 2019 are now available here.

Join us at iOSCon 2018 on March 22nd-23rd

iOSCon 2018 is the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the iOS and Swift world. Join leading experts in the iOS & Swift realm, who will share the latest technologies, tools, ideas and practices developing and evolving within the iOS, Swift and Mobile Technology.

2018's programme includes keynotes from Danielle Tomlinson, Michael Feathers, Daniel Steinberg and Cate Huston. Have a look at the full line-up here!

Follow #ioscon to keep up with announcements and news.

Check out iOSCon 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!


Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with iOS fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

iOSCon 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our iOSCon 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan. This plan is based on our commitment to help develop the skills of women and their participation in our community. It is aimed at helping women who want to enter/ re-enter the tech industry.

Find more information here!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Impressions of last year

Day 1: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:30

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to iOSCon 2018!

Paul Ardeleanu

All levels


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09:15

Keynote: Sustainable Releases, a Tale of Teams and Automation

Danielle Tomlinson

All levels


keynote
10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

A different take on Data Model

Maxim Zaks

Intermediate


entity-component-system testable-architecture data-oriented-design

Designing and Building With Accessibility in Mind.

Hung Truong

Intermediate


accessibility voiceover swift ios ioscon
11:15

Coffee Break

11:30

Nuke It From Orbit: How to Deal With Massive View Controllers Once and For All

Paul Hudson

All levels


design-patterns mvc swift

Understanding Codable

Ian Partridge

Intermediate


swift4 swift ios ioscon
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

Beyond animations with Core Animation

John Sundell

Intermediate


rendering graphics core-animation swift ios

Storyboards Revisited

Paul Stringer

Intermediate


architecture storyboards swift ios ioscon
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Workshop: Hands On Advanced Architecture for iOS

Jorge Ortiz Fuentes

Intermediate


Workshop: Test or Go Fishing - an introduction to TDD

Paul Ardeleanu

Beginner


xcodeplayground xcode testing bdd tdd swift ios
17:00

Beer Break!

17:15

Keynote: Applicatives - The Forgotten Middle Child

Daniel Steinberg

Beginner


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18:00

#iOSCon 2018 Party!

21:00

End of #iOSCon 2018 Day 1. See You Tomorrow!

Day 2: Friday 23rd March

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:30

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to iOSCon 2018 Day 2!

09:15

Keynote: We are thrilled to have Michael Feathers at iOSCon 2018!

Michael C. Feathers

All levels


swift ioscon ios
10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Understanding language on iOS

Martin Mitrevski

Intermediate


wit.ai linguistic-tagger coreml sirikit dialogflow

Decoding Codable

Ellen Mey

Beginner


json swift ioscon ios
11:15

Coffee Break

11:30

The art of developing more in less time - how to not get caught by long build times?

Eliasz Sawicki

Intermediate


developmentexperience modularisation compilationtimes swift

So you want to build a medical app?

Yvette Cook

All levels


medtech startups healthkit ios
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

App Architectures: Remixed

Dan Cutting

Advanced


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Interconnect all the things!

Esteban Torres

Intermediate


multipeerconnectivity connectivity-framework swift ioscon ios
13:15

Lunch

14:30

A Whistle-stop Tour of Core ML

Sam Davies

Beginner


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Understanding Code Signing

Pravara Kant

Beginner


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15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Lightning Talk: Domain-Driven Architecture

Sergey Shulga

All levels


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Lightning Talk: Understanding Your iOS Product Before Looking to Scale

Jillian Kowalchuk

All levels


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15:45

Lightning Talk: iOS Status Bar in Depth

Alexander Zimin

Intermediate


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Lightning Talk: Pull Requests are Language

Abizer Nasir

All levels


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16:00

Lightning Talk: How Modern Mobile Technology Helps us to Enhance Business Applications

Ian Thain

All levels


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Lightning Talk: The Stand Up

Phil Nash

All levels


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16:15

Lightning Talk: DIY DI

Sam Davies

Intermediate


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16:30

Beer Break

16:45

Keynote: Successfully Derailed Product

Cate Huston

All levels


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17:45

iOSCon 2018 - Final Wrap-up

Carla Gaggini

All levels


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18:00

End of iOSCon 2018 - See you in 2019!

Paste App co-founder Alexander Zimin shares some love for Reverse Engineering & the familiar and famous faces of iOSCon!





This year, I will join the iOSCon community and would like to show how reverse engineering can help you to find some UIKit bugs and find the best approaches to the problem, such as In-Call Status Bar layout glitches.

I’ve been running the CocoaHeads community in Russia and I think that the best thing about being part of the iOS community is people, their energy, how they meet each other, share their different solutions and maintain a great Open Source projects (one of them is Swift).

I already see a lot of familiar faces, cool and famous developers for the iOSCon. So, it’s will be a great place to meet them again, and the program looks amazing. My favourite is the one about flexible architecture approaches and John Sundell’s talk (because his talks are always awesome).

I have a light talk and I think that everyone can enjoy it because it contain a mix of entertainment actions (how we fight In-Call Status bar problem, where most apps just gave app) and investigation knowledges that we apply while searching for a solution.


Interested in joining Alexander and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Mobile app maestro, Martin Mitrevski, tells us what to expect from iOSCon 2018 and his talk on understanding language on iOS!




Conferences are a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences with the fellow developers. The iOS community is pretty cool – there are a lot of fantastic people who are building apps and tools, but also share knowledge with everyone who wants to work as an iOS engineer.

I’m very excited to attend iOSCon 2018, where I will be speaking about Understanding language on iOS. In the talk, we will see approaches that can help us in tackling one of the most challenging tasks in computer science – understanding what the users are trying to say. The talk will cover technologies ranging from SiriKit, Dialogflow, Wit.ai and CoreML, up to doing it everything by yourself, using Apple’s NSLinguisticTagger. If these technologies are interesting for you and want to learn more about them, come and see my talk on 23rd March @ CodeNode in London. For even more details, you can also check my new book Developing Conversational Interfaces for iOS, published by Apress.


My talk will be useful to any iOS developer who wants to provide an additional, more accessible user interface to their apps – the human voice. Hopefully, it will also inspire you to think of fresh ideas on how to create new innovative solutions with chatbots and voice interfaces.

This year’s edition of iOSCon has really amazing speakers and I’m honoured to be in the lineup. The talks should be super interesting too. There will be talks for app architectures, animations, optimisations and a lot more.

There’s a lot going on in the mobile world and the tech industry in general, so these kinds of events are great way to catch-up with the cutting-edge technologies. See you at iOSCon 2018.

Check out what else Martin has been working on over on his blog here

Want to find out more about iOSCon 2018? Check out the Programme Page!


Gearing up for this years iOSCon - and pleased to be back - is iOS ninja, Dan Cutting!




This year’s iOSCon is gearing up for its March 22nd–23rd run at CodeNode and I’m really pleased to be back again!

My “grand tour” of iOS architectures last year laid out the various patterns my team had been looking at as we faced some tough architectural decisions with our large-scale app.

One year on, we’ve come up with the “Remix” patterns that walk the fine line between code reuse and feature flexibility. As a bonus, we’ve also discovered some amazing techniques to make UX tests run subsecond! ;)

I hope you’ll find the talk useful for rethinking how and why we structure apps the way we do and I’m looking forward to hanging out again with a great bunch of iOS geeks!

Learn more about Dan and the projects he's been working on over at his blog


After more information on this year's iOSCon? Head to the Programme Page !


Learn how to decrease those mobile app build times whilst in the company of great people: iOS alchemist, Eliasz Sawicki, talks iOSCon 2018!





Last year's conference has been an amazing experience that allowed me to attend some really interesting talks and meet many great people. That's why I'm so glad that I'll be joining iOSCon 2018.

My talk will be focused on decreasing build times of our mobile apps and modularising them in order to work more efficiently with our projects. I'll also show you that the development experience that you have while writing code is even more important than having low build times in general.

If you have trouble while working with projects that got out of control as they started to grow, or you are looking for ways to improve your workflow, then this talk should be a good fit for you ;)

I'm really looking forward to seeing you all at iOSCon 2018. I'm sure it will be a great conference that will leave you with a bunch of great new ideas and ways to improve your iOS development experience

Want to learn from Eliasz and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Presenting the Code Signing fundamentals to a conference full of interesting talks and talented people - that's what iOSCon 2018 means to Pravara Kant!




Skills Matter is known to arrange awesome conferences and courses in London for many years. I had a chance in past to attend iOSCon and few other courses run by Skills Matter.

This year I am looking forward to join the wonderful iOS community to attend and present at iOSCon. I will share my thoughts on Code Signing in iOS; the area all of us have to deal with. In this talk I will cover Code Signing fundamentals and the best practices to avoid the common issues.

My presentation is targeted for developers of all levels. It covers code signing basics and how all the certificates and profiles fit together when it comes to distributing your apps to the App Store.


This year, as always iOSCon has lots of interesting talks. I am eager to attend Paul Hudson's talk on dealing with MVC's (Massive view controllers) and, of course the keynote from Daniel Steinberg.


iOS community is full of talented people, who are always ready to share knowledge and their experiences with this amazing technology. I would like to thank skills matter for organizing iOSCon which provides a fantastic opportunity for all the iOS developers of all levels to come together and share their thoughts.

Join Pavara at this year's iOSCon! Check out the Programme Page for more info!


New friends to be made, fresh ideas sparked, tough questions answered - and the tools & technologies to help make 2018 the best yet for iOS! Paul Hudson shares some thoughts on this year's iOSCon




iOS has never been in a greater state of flux than it is today. We support devices from the iPhone SE through to the iPad Pro, we have the iPhone X's notch and rounded corners to take into account, and there's the increasing possibility of iOS taking on macOS apps too. At the same time, Apple's pace of development never slows: iOS 11 alone brought drag and drop, Core ML, ARKit, PDFKit, Core NFC, MusicKit, Vision, and more. Plus Swift itself continues to evolve, with Swift 4 introducing Codable, multi-line strings, keypaths, and better dictionaries, amongst other things.

Of course, all that comes on top of those bug fixes in your own code that you've been meaning to work on, plus those revenue-critical features management have been asking for. Is it any surprise that many iOS developers are struggling to keep up?

Such a rapid and continued pace of change makes events like iOSCon more important than ever. It's your chance to share news, techniques, and code with your peers, get new solutions and tips from industry experts, and hopefully makes some new friends too.

I’m speaking at this year’s iOSCon once again, this time about how to fix massive view controllers. I’m sure there’s a rule somewhere saying there must be one of these talks at every iOS conference, but the simple truth is that it’s a problem we all continue to face – how can we simplify our architecture to make it easier to modify and maintain?

I recently published a book about design patterns in Swift – called, cunningly, Swift Design Patterns – so fixing MVC is a topic that’s close to my heart. My talk will be applicable to iOS developers at all levels, but I hope the main things you’ll leave with are ideas you can put into practice immediately to clean up your code for good.

So, come along and get some fresh ideas, bring some tough questions, and arm yourself with the new tools and techniques that will help make 2018 your best ever year for iOS development. I’ll see you in London!


Find out more about Paul's talk, and the rest of the iOSCon line-up, over on the Programme Page !


SAP Dev Evangelist Ian Thain talks about iOS in the enterprise and opportunities for developers to build next-gen apps





Since SAP announced its partnership with Apple in 2016 and launched the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS in 2017, as an avid iOS enthusiast I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the next wave of enterprise mobile apps. The SDK for iOS, which is built with Swift, allows developers to deliver intuitive native apps that can tap into services and functions available in the SAP Cloud Platform. The SDK comes with what we call SAP Fiori for iOS which is a design language that unifies our understanding of business user needs and the requirements of the modern enterprise with the principles of good iOS design. This allows developers to deliver apps that provide a consistent and holistic user experience.
Join SAP Dev Evangelist Ian Thain for a talk about how enterprises are using SAP’s SDK for iOS to build apps that integrate different resources enabling them to establish new business processes. We will take a look at real life use cases and explore some of the capabilities of the SDK. You’ll leave with an understanding of how enterprises are using the SDK, opportunities for you as a developer to build this new kinds of apps, and how you can easily get started.


Interested in joining Ian and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 130,000 strong engineering community!

With six event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


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iOSCon Interview with John Sundell


iOSCon Interview with Ellen Mey


iOSCon Interview with Eliasz Sawicki


iOSCon Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our iOSCon Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities (including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ+, women, persons of colour, and/or persons with disabilities) who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend iOSCon for financial reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ+, women, persons of colour and/or persons with disabilities; and be unable to attend without some financial assistance.

Volunteer at iOSCon 2018!

Interested in iOS and Swift, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to iOSCon 2018! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and some hours of your time on the days of the conference itself! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time. Are you ready then? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for iOSCon 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

Call for Papers is Now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

A Firehose of Functional Programming in Swift with Daniel Steinberg

21st March 2018

During this one day advanced Swift workshop we will explore when, where, how, and why to apply aspects of functional programming to your Swift code.

Join Daniel Steinberg for this 1-day intensive course where you'll begin the day with a look at functions that consume other functions and move on to situations where you might use functions where you would traditionally reach for a class, then take a moment to discuss some of the key ideas of category theory that are useful to you as a programmer.

You'll finish the day by looking at three key patterns that you have encountered in the Swift Standard library and can now incorporate into your code: map, flatMap, and apply.

Book a place here.

Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

20th - 21st March 2018

Want to get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability?

Learn how Technical Debt is a catch-all term that we use for entropy in software development.

Join Michael C. Feathers for 2-day intensive course where Michael Feathers will outline what he has learned about making big changes in large software projects. You'll learn techniques all along the continuum of team coordinated refactoring, rewriting, and advanced team practice which help you maximize the potential of your existing code base.

Book a place here.

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support µCon's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9043.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the iOSCon 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the iOSCon 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 1 free conference ticket, worth £650 (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Overview

iOSCon celebrates the latest developments and the sharpest minds in iOS. Do you want to find out about all the latest & most topical iOS & Swift technologies and applications and discover the best practices and ideas? Then come and join us at iOSCon in London!

iOSCon 2019 Announcement

Thank you so much to everyone who made iOSCon 2018 awesome. Early-bird tickets for iOSCon 2019 are now available here.

Join us at iOSCon 2018 on March 22nd-23rd

iOSCon 2018 is the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the iOS and Swift world. Join leading experts in the iOS & Swift realm, who will share the latest technologies, tools, ideas and practices developing and evolving within the iOS, Swift and Mobile Technology.

2018's programme includes keynotes from Danielle Tomlinson, Michael Feathers, Daniel Steinberg and Cate Huston. Have a look at the full line-up here!

Follow #ioscon to keep up with announcements and news.

Check out iOSCon 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!


Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with iOS fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

iOSCon 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our iOSCon 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan. This plan is based on our commitment to help develop the skills of women and their participation in our community. It is aimed at helping women who want to enter/ re-enter the tech industry.

Find more information here!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Impressions of last year

Programme

Day 1: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:30

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to iOSCon 2018!

Paul Ardeleanu

All levels


swift ios ioscon
09:15

Keynote: Sustainable Releases, a Tale of Teams and Automation

Danielle Tomlinson

All levels


keynote
10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

A different take on Data Model

Maxim Zaks

Intermediate


entity-component-system testable-architecture data-oriented-design

Designing and Building With Accessibility in Mind.

Hung Truong

Intermediate


accessibility voiceover swift ios ioscon
11:15

Coffee Break

11:30

Nuke It From Orbit: How to Deal With Massive View Controllers Once and For All

Paul Hudson

All levels


design-patterns mvc swift

Understanding Codable

Ian Partridge

Intermediate


swift4 swift ios ioscon
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

Beyond animations with Core Animation

John Sundell

Intermediate


rendering graphics core-animation swift ios

Storyboards Revisited

Paul Stringer

Intermediate


architecture storyboards swift ios ioscon
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Workshop: Hands On Advanced Architecture for iOS

Jorge Ortiz Fuentes

Intermediate


Workshop: Test or Go Fishing - an introduction to TDD

Paul Ardeleanu

Beginner


xcodeplayground xcode testing bdd tdd swift ios
17:00

Beer Break!

17:15

Keynote: Applicatives - The Forgotten Middle Child

Daniel Steinberg

Beginner


flatmap map applicatives keynote swift ios ioscon
18:00

#iOSCon 2018 Party!

21:00

End of #iOSCon 2018 Day 1. See You Tomorrow!

Day 2: Friday 23rd March

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track CTRL ALT/TAB
08:30

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Welcome to iOSCon 2018 Day 2!

09:15

Keynote: We are thrilled to have Michael Feathers at iOSCon 2018!

Michael C. Feathers

All levels


swift ioscon ios
10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Understanding language on iOS

Martin Mitrevski

Intermediate


wit.ai linguistic-tagger coreml sirikit dialogflow

Decoding Codable

Ellen Mey

Beginner


json swift ioscon ios
11:15

Coffee Break

11:30

The art of developing more in less time - how to not get caught by long build times?

Eliasz Sawicki

Intermediate


developmentexperience modularisation compilationtimes swift

So you want to build a medical app?

Yvette Cook

All levels


medtech startups healthkit ios
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

App Architectures: Remixed

Dan Cutting

Advanced


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Interconnect all the things!

Esteban Torres

Intermediate


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13:15

Lunch

14:30

A Whistle-stop Tour of Core ML

Sam Davies

Beginner


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Understanding Code Signing

Pravara Kant

Beginner


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15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Lightning Talk: Domain-Driven Architecture

Sergey Shulga

All levels


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Lightning Talk: Understanding Your iOS Product Before Looking to Scale

Jillian Kowalchuk

All levels


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15:45

Lightning Talk: iOS Status Bar in Depth

Alexander Zimin

Intermediate


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Lightning Talk: Pull Requests are Language

Abizer Nasir

All levels


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16:00

Lightning Talk: How Modern Mobile Technology Helps us to Enhance Business Applications

Ian Thain

All levels


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Lightning Talk: The Stand Up

Phil Nash

All levels


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16:15

Lightning Talk: DIY DI

Sam Davies

Intermediate


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16:30

Beer Break

16:45

Keynote: Successfully Derailed Product

Cate Huston

All levels


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17:45

iOSCon 2018 - Final Wrap-up

Carla Gaggini

All levels


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18:00

End of iOSCon 2018 - See you in 2019!

Sneak Preview

Paste App co-founder Alexander Zimin shares some love for Reverse Engineering & the familiar and famous faces of iOSCon!





This year, I will join the iOSCon community and would like to show how reverse engineering can help you to find some UIKit bugs and find the best approaches to the problem, such as In-Call Status Bar layout glitches.

I’ve been running the CocoaHeads community in Russia and I think that the best thing about being part of the iOS community is people, their energy, how they meet each other, share their different solutions and maintain a great Open Source projects (one of them is Swift).

I already see a lot of familiar faces, cool and famous developers for the iOSCon. So, it’s will be a great place to meet them again, and the program looks amazing. My favourite is the one about flexible architecture approaches and John Sundell’s talk (because his talks are always awesome).

I have a light talk and I think that everyone can enjoy it because it contain a mix of entertainment actions (how we fight In-Call Status bar problem, where most apps just gave app) and investigation knowledges that we apply while searching for a solution.


Interested in joining Alexander and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Mobile app maestro, Martin Mitrevski, tells us what to expect from iOSCon 2018 and his talk on understanding language on iOS!




Conferences are a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences with the fellow developers. The iOS community is pretty cool – there are a lot of fantastic people who are building apps and tools, but also share knowledge with everyone who wants to work as an iOS engineer.

I’m very excited to attend iOSCon 2018, where I will be speaking about Understanding language on iOS. In the talk, we will see approaches that can help us in tackling one of the most challenging tasks in computer science – understanding what the users are trying to say. The talk will cover technologies ranging from SiriKit, Dialogflow, Wit.ai and CoreML, up to doing it everything by yourself, using Apple’s NSLinguisticTagger. If these technologies are interesting for you and want to learn more about them, come and see my talk on 23rd March @ CodeNode in London. For even more details, you can also check my new book Developing Conversational Interfaces for iOS, published by Apress.


My talk will be useful to any iOS developer who wants to provide an additional, more accessible user interface to their apps – the human voice. Hopefully, it will also inspire you to think of fresh ideas on how to create new innovative solutions with chatbots and voice interfaces.

This year’s edition of iOSCon has really amazing speakers and I’m honoured to be in the lineup. The talks should be super interesting too. There will be talks for app architectures, animations, optimisations and a lot more.

There’s a lot going on in the mobile world and the tech industry in general, so these kinds of events are great way to catch-up with the cutting-edge technologies. See you at iOSCon 2018.

Check out what else Martin has been working on over on his blog here

Want to find out more about iOSCon 2018? Check out the Programme Page!


Gearing up for this years iOSCon - and pleased to be back - is iOS ninja, Dan Cutting!




This year’s iOSCon is gearing up for its March 22nd–23rd run at CodeNode and I’m really pleased to be back again!

My “grand tour” of iOS architectures last year laid out the various patterns my team had been looking at as we faced some tough architectural decisions with our large-scale app.

One year on, we’ve come up with the “Remix” patterns that walk the fine line between code reuse and feature flexibility. As a bonus, we’ve also discovered some amazing techniques to make UX tests run subsecond! ;)

I hope you’ll find the talk useful for rethinking how and why we structure apps the way we do and I’m looking forward to hanging out again with a great bunch of iOS geeks!

Learn more about Dan and the projects he's been working on over at his blog


After more information on this year's iOSCon? Head to the Programme Page !


Learn how to decrease those mobile app build times whilst in the company of great people: iOS alchemist, Eliasz Sawicki, talks iOSCon 2018!





Last year's conference has been an amazing experience that allowed me to attend some really interesting talks and meet many great people. That's why I'm so glad that I'll be joining iOSCon 2018.

My talk will be focused on decreasing build times of our mobile apps and modularising them in order to work more efficiently with our projects. I'll also show you that the development experience that you have while writing code is even more important than having low build times in general.

If you have trouble while working with projects that got out of control as they started to grow, or you are looking for ways to improve your workflow, then this talk should be a good fit for you ;)

I'm really looking forward to seeing you all at iOSCon 2018. I'm sure it will be a great conference that will leave you with a bunch of great new ideas and ways to improve your iOS development experience

Want to learn from Eliasz and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Presenting the Code Signing fundamentals to a conference full of interesting talks and talented people - that's what iOSCon 2018 means to Pravara Kant!




Skills Matter is known to arrange awesome conferences and courses in London for many years. I had a chance in past to attend iOSCon and few other courses run by Skills Matter.

This year I am looking forward to join the wonderful iOS community to attend and present at iOSCon. I will share my thoughts on Code Signing in iOS; the area all of us have to deal with. In this talk I will cover Code Signing fundamentals and the best practices to avoid the common issues.

My presentation is targeted for developers of all levels. It covers code signing basics and how all the certificates and profiles fit together when it comes to distributing your apps to the App Store.


This year, as always iOSCon has lots of interesting talks. I am eager to attend Paul Hudson's talk on dealing with MVC's (Massive view controllers) and, of course the keynote from Daniel Steinberg.


iOS community is full of talented people, who are always ready to share knowledge and their experiences with this amazing technology. I would like to thank skills matter for organizing iOSCon which provides a fantastic opportunity for all the iOS developers of all levels to come together and share their thoughts.

Join Pavara at this year's iOSCon! Check out the Programme Page for more info!


New friends to be made, fresh ideas sparked, tough questions answered - and the tools & technologies to help make 2018 the best yet for iOS! Paul Hudson shares some thoughts on this year's iOSCon




iOS has never been in a greater state of flux than it is today. We support devices from the iPhone SE through to the iPad Pro, we have the iPhone X's notch and rounded corners to take into account, and there's the increasing possibility of iOS taking on macOS apps too. At the same time, Apple's pace of development never slows: iOS 11 alone brought drag and drop, Core ML, ARKit, PDFKit, Core NFC, MusicKit, Vision, and more. Plus Swift itself continues to evolve, with Swift 4 introducing Codable, multi-line strings, keypaths, and better dictionaries, amongst other things.

Of course, all that comes on top of those bug fixes in your own code that you've been meaning to work on, plus those revenue-critical features management have been asking for. Is it any surprise that many iOS developers are struggling to keep up?

Such a rapid and continued pace of change makes events like iOSCon more important than ever. It's your chance to share news, techniques, and code with your peers, get new solutions and tips from industry experts, and hopefully makes some new friends too.

I’m speaking at this year’s iOSCon once again, this time about how to fix massive view controllers. I’m sure there’s a rule somewhere saying there must be one of these talks at every iOS conference, but the simple truth is that it’s a problem we all continue to face – how can we simplify our architecture to make it easier to modify and maintain?

I recently published a book about design patterns in Swift – called, cunningly, Swift Design Patterns – so fixing MVC is a topic that’s close to my heart. My talk will be applicable to iOS developers at all levels, but I hope the main things you’ll leave with are ideas you can put into practice immediately to clean up your code for good.

So, come along and get some fresh ideas, bring some tough questions, and arm yourself with the new tools and techniques that will help make 2018 your best ever year for iOS development. I’ll see you in London!


Find out more about Paul's talk, and the rest of the iOSCon line-up, over on the Programme Page !


SAP Dev Evangelist Ian Thain talks about iOS in the enterprise and opportunities for developers to build next-gen apps





Since SAP announced its partnership with Apple in 2016 and launched the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS in 2017, as an avid iOS enthusiast I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the next wave of enterprise mobile apps. The SDK for iOS, which is built with Swift, allows developers to deliver intuitive native apps that can tap into services and functions available in the SAP Cloud Platform. The SDK comes with what we call SAP Fiori for iOS which is a design language that unifies our understanding of business user needs and the requirements of the modern enterprise with the principles of good iOS design. This allows developers to deliver apps that provide a consistent and holistic user experience.
Join SAP Dev Evangelist Ian Thain for a talk about how enterprises are using SAP’s SDK for iOS to build apps that integrate different resources enabling them to establish new business processes. We will take a look at real life use cases and explore some of the capabilities of the SDK. You’ll leave with an understanding of how enterprises are using the SDK, opportunities for you as a developer to build this new kinds of apps, and how you can easily get started.


Interested in joining Ian and other iOS experts at this year's conference? Check out the Programme Page for more info!


Venue

CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 130,000 strong engineering community!

With six event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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iOSCon Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our iOSCon Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in the technology and/or open source communities (including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ+, women, persons of colour, and/or persons with disabilities) who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend iOSCon for financial reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ+, women, persons of colour and/or persons with disabilities; and be unable to attend without some financial assistance.

Volunteer at iOSCon 2018!

Interested in iOS and Swift, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to iOSCon 2018! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and some hours of your time on the days of the conference itself! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time. Are you ready then? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for iOSCon 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

Call for Papers is Now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

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A Firehose of Functional Programming in Swift with Daniel Steinberg

21st March 2018

During this one day advanced Swift workshop we will explore when, where, how, and why to apply aspects of functional programming to your Swift code.

Join Daniel Steinberg for this 1-day intensive course where you'll begin the day with a look at functions that consume other functions and move on to situations where you might use functions where you would traditionally reach for a class, then take a moment to discuss some of the key ideas of category theory that are useful to you as a programmer.

You'll finish the day by looking at three key patterns that you have encountered in the Swift Standard library and can now incorporate into your code: map, flatMap, and apply.

Book a place here.

Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

20th - 21st March 2018

Want to get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability?

Learn how Technical Debt is a catch-all term that we use for entropy in software development.

Join Michael C. Feathers for 2-day intensive course where Michael Feathers will outline what he has learned about making big changes in large software projects. You'll learn techniques all along the continuum of team coordinated refactoring, rewriting, and advanced team practice which help you maximize the potential of your existing code base.

Book a place here.

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support µCon's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9043.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the iOSCon 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the iOSCon 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • iOSCon Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 1 free conference ticket, worth £650 (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 of your #iOSCon related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • iOSCon 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All iOSCon 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


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