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NSConference 2010

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You may recall that earlier in the year I attended (and delivered the opening session of) the inaugural NSConference, a brilliant new Mac developer conference run by the same people who bring you the Mac Developer Network site (including the MDN Show podcast on which I present my World According To Gemmell segment).

The conference was a huge success (here’s my write-up of it), and I’m pleased to confirm that not only will I be speaking again at next year’s NSConference, but I’ll also be holding a 6-hour workshop loosely based on the World According To Gemmell segments. I’ll be posting more details on the format and content of that workshop in due course.

In addition to the workshops, NSConference 2010 has two days of Mac developer sessions plus an additional day of iPhone developer sessions. You can pick and choose which sections of the conference you’d like to attend; you can find further details here (including some prices, and an incomplete list of some of the speakers and their sessions). So far, confirmed speakers include Aaron Hillegass, Andy Finnell, Drew McCormack (who’s also doing a workshop, on concurrent programming Snow Leopard - I wish I could attend it!), Dave Dribin and Marcus Zarra. Keep an eye on the NSConference site for further announcements, and/or follow @nsconf on Twitter.

The first NSConference took place in Hertfordshire, England which was handy enough for Euro-folks but not so great for our cousins across in the US, so NSConference 2010 will be taking place twice: first in Reading, England (Jan 31st - Feb 3rd 2010), and then we’ll do the entire thing all over again in Atlanta, Georgia (Feb 21st - 24th 2010). So if you’re based in the US, it’s a lot more convenient to get to.

Places are limited (a maximum of 200 at each venue), so be sure to book in plenty of time. At time of writing, booking for the European conference is open (you can book here), and booking for the US conference will open soon. I hope to see many of you at one or the other.

(Note: please direct any questions about NSConference to the organisers, rather than posting them here!)