The Italian iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS conf.

#Pragma
Conference 2019

9th, 10th, 11th October - Bologna, Italy

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About

The most important Italian event about Apple technologies

#Pragma Conference is the first international conference in Italy entirely dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Development. Taking place from October 9th - 11th 2019 in the historical & artistic atmosphere of Bologna. It is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe.

The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. What makes going to a conference a great experience is meeting people having a great variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all sharing a common passion.

Conference Days

10th 11th October

The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers for 2 days will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. It’s a unique opportunity to meet some of the the most influential speakers to learn about and discuss new frameworks, best practices and the latest development methodologies.

Workshop Day

9th October

A day of practical, in-depth, 6-hours workshops taught by industry experts. The topics will span from consolidated Cocoa technologies and practices to the latest announced APIs, tools and frameworks. Each workshop will get you from zero to hero on a specific topic, with hands-on experience and in-depth explanation.

Speakers

Meet our conferenciers

#Pragma Conference is a community event that bridges extraordinary talents around the world with an engaged and smart audience. Thus, creating limitless opportunities for knowledge sharing, cooperation and networking.

Kate Castellano

Engineering Manager @ Clue

She has expertise in Swift and enjoys playing with Raspberry Pi’s and ARKit. When she is not coding, you can find her working towards the inclusion of more women in technology as a Director at Women Who Code Berlin Chapter.

Mattt

Writer and developer

Founder of Flight School and NSHipster. Previously, he worked at Apple as a technical writer, contributing to The Swift Programming Language, Swift Package Manager, and Swift.org.

Janina Kutyn

ex-Apple & Lead iOS developer

Amsterdam-based iOS engineer with an international background: she studied Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and has worked in Vancouver, London, and Silicon Valley before coming to Amsterdam. At Apple, she was part of the team that launched Apple Music

Daniel Steinberg

iOS Developer, trainer, and writer.

Daniel is the author of more than a dozen books including the best selling books A Swift Kickstart and Dear Elena. He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7.

Paul Hudson

Author, Hacking with Swift

Paul is the author of Hacking with Swift, Pro Swift, Swift Design Patterns, Testing Swift, Server-Side Swift, Swift Coding Challenges, and more. Suffice it to say, he quite likes Swift. And coffee. (But mostly Swift.) (And coffee.)

Tobias Due Munk

iOS Developer & Designer

iOS designer and developer from Denmark, living and working from Copenhagen. Involved in projects as either consultant, partner, or indie depending on mood. Into cats, kids, and bikes.

Michael Flarup

Designer

Michael is a designer, entrepreneur and keynote speaker from Copenhagen, Denmark. A consistent thread in his work and his public speaking is his passion for design education and demystifying the art of making things.

Diversity and Student Scholarship

This year #Pragma Conference is offering a limited number of full conference and workshop registration scholarships, open to anyone who would not normally attend. Applicants should be a member of an underrepresented group in tech – women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, young students, currently unemployed, underemployed, or other underrepresented groups not listed, and be unable to attend the conference without some financial assistance. Awardees should plan to attend the entire event (conference and workshop).

Closing day for requests
June 30th 2019
Applicant notification
July 31th 2019

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Workshops

Get your hands dirty.
9th October

A day of practical, in-depth, 6-hours workshops taught by industry experts. The topics will span from consolidated Cocoa technologies and practices to the latest announced APIs, tools and frameworks. Each workshop will get you from zero to hero on a specific topic, with hands-on experience and in-depth explanation.

October, 9th 2019

Bringing SwiftUI to your App 

What changes in the way you design your app with SwiftUI? Everything and nothing. In this fast-paced workshop we'll look at how to get the most out of Apple's new Swift-friendly declarative UI framework and the impact it has on how you envision and architect your app.

Daniel Steinberg





October, 9th 2019

WWDC19 in Six Hours

Is it possible to cram everything from a week of WWDC into just one six-hour workshop? No. But it *is* possible to cram the best bits in, so you get one condensed set of WWDC highlights without fluff or waffle, all in a practical, hands-on way.

Paul Hudson





October, 9th 2019

Core Image – Photo Editing in Color and Depth

In this workshop you'll learn how to create your own photo editing app for iPhone.
Modern smartphones capture more than just color information, so we'll take a look at how depth maps can be used to together with color information. You'll learn how to get started using the convenience of Core Image APIs, learn how to compose graphs, and finally how to extend Core Image with more advanced techniques and technologies. Core Image will be at the center of the entire workshop, but you'll get try how to use Core Graphics, Accelerate vImage, Metal, Core ML, and more to take photo editing on iOS to the next level.

Tobias Due Munk





October, 9th 2019

Designing App Icons & living your dream

Come spend a full day with designer and entrepreneur Michael Flarup - learn how to become an Iconist and discuss how to pursue your dreams. This is going to be one amazing day of learning. In this 6 hour session he'll kick off with a talk about designing better app icons. Here he'll share a bit about his story and his work before deep diving into a subject he's deeply passionate about: Designing Icons. In the talk he'll discuss the 5 core principles of good icon design and give real world examples of how you work with these aspects. He'll make the point that becoming an iconist will make you a better designer.

After the break, there'll be a workshop where everyone gets to design an icon. Michael will share his tools and attendees will get to design and critique icons. There'll be prizes for the best designs. It'll be fun. In the last part of the day, Michael will host an open discussion about how to do what you love - specifically about starting businesses and being a freelancer developer and designer. Here we can discuss everything from how to pursue the right projects, how to deal with clients and how to get paid.

Michael Flarup

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We reserved a limited number of discounted tickets for Conference Days (70 €) for students up to 26 years old and people over 60 years old. If you are eligible, send an email at info@pragmamark.org with your ID and a proof you are a student or over 60 and, after the checks, we'll send back a link to complete your purchase.

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Call For Paper

As always, the conference will be driven by a call for papers, giving everybody in the Apple community the chance to talk about a relevant topic. If you have a great idea for a talk, submit it to the CFP. Every submission will be anonymized and we'll focus only on the content.

Every submission will be anonymized and we'll focus only on the content. Each paper will undergo a double-blind peer review process in order to be accepted or rejected.

Submit before
June 30th 2019
Selection ending
July 31th 2019

Savoia Hotel Regency

Via Del Pilastro, 2
Bologna, Italy

Savoia Hotel Regency 4-star hotel is located few minutes from the historic centre and the exhibition area of Bologna.

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