An Overdue Update

Posted on 01 August 2011 by Johannes Fahrenkrug. Tags: Programming Mac iPhone Cocoa Conferences WWDC SproutCore

This is really an overdue update. I haven't posted anything here for over 6 months. I've been busy with quite a few things, so let me give you a short update:

  • I've spent the winter in the beautiful Bay Area in California. I was able to attend some local developer meetups, meet some friends at Apple and visit the Strobe offices in San Francisco. Most of all I enjoyed the time with friends and great weather, though. We will definitely spend next winter there again!
  • In March I gave a 1-day iOS workshop at the MobileTech conference in Munich. It covered everything from Objective-C, Xcode 4, Cocoa, Provisining Profiles and the App Store. The audience was very nice, it was a lot of fun. I hope I can give such workshops more often in the future. Here's a short video interview with me that was taken right after the workshop (in German):
  • I also went to Luxembourg in March and coached two talented iOS developers on-site for two days.
  • In April I was approached by Charles Jolley of SproutCore and Strobe fame to do some contract work for Strobe. I've been working on and off on different exciting things for them since then. It's an exceptionally nice and talented team!
  • In April the German Mac Developer magazine also published two articles by me: one about SproutCore and one about MacRuby.
  • In May I went to Verona, Italy to give a talk about SproutCore and Cappuccino at It was a great little conference and Verona is beautiful! You can see the slides here.
  • In June I went back to California for WWDC 2011, my fifth WWDC in a row. It was the best one yet.
  • Right after WWDC I also attended the world's first Cappuccino conference, CappCon. It was amazing to have the who-is-who of the Cappuccino community in one spot. The talks were great and some very exciting announcements were made.
  • During WWDC, I also got a copy of the May issue of MacTech magazine, which featured a cover article by me about Cappuccino:
  • On July 1st my fifth year as a freelancer began. I can't believe it's been over 4 years already!
So those are the main things that have happened in my professional life.


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