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360iDev Developer Conference Returns to San Jose, CA in April

Posted by Jeff Scott on February 26th, 2010

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.

360|iDev Roundup

Posted by Jeff Scott on March 5th, 2009

The 360|iDev conference has just wrapped up, and it's been a great one. The three day conference which had ticket prices as low as $200 (a steal!), was attended by roughly 150 developers. Talks were divided roughly into 4 different tracks including business, game development, non-game development, and hands-on. Everyone attending the conference we talked to were very impressed with both the organization of the conference and the quality of the speakers.

360|iDev has a sense of community much more so than most developer conferences. The community feel puts everyone at ease and allows greater participation than a larger conference like WWDC. 360|iDev is put on by a duo of part-time conference organizers, they've done a fantastic job, we're already looking forward to the next one.

"Some of the best and brightest iPhone and Apple development community in one conference. It's fantastic. I'm looking forward to the next one." said Keith Shepherd from Imangi Studios, developer of Imangi and Little Red Sled.

The organizers are looking to have another 360iDev conference in about 6 months, this time on the other side of the Mississippi river. I'd suggest following them on Twitter to keep informed of the next one.