360iDev, if you are unfamiliar, is a fantastic, informative, and very cheap iPhone (and iPad) developer conference. They year they have 40 sessions divided into four different tracks (Business of iPhone, Sights, Sounds and Interactions, Development Tips, Hands-on), all presented by the people that have actually done what they are presenting about. The conference, while extremely well organized, has a very grass roots feel to it. Much more community-like than the now humongous WWDC. Not to mention it’s a fraction of the price.
Some of the features of the conference this year:
- 40 sessions, 3 panels, 5 hands-on training sessions all included
- Touch Arcade Game Jam – hack session where games are created overnight
- All meals included and there will be meet and greets every night
- Aurora Feint hosting a session and a game bar showcasing great OpenFeint games
Take a look at the full schedule for session details. Looks to be an interesting line up. If you are involved or even interested in iPhone development and are based in the Bay Area, this conference is not to be missed. I was lucky enough to attend the first 360iDev and I really can’t stress enough how great of an event this will be for the beginning and experienced iPhone developer.
Want to save on the conference? Use code 148readers to get a discount off the already cheap $599 price here.