Why Attend CocoaLove?
In its third year, CocoaLove brings the Apple community together and focuses on talks that aren't deprecated at the next WWDC. It's structured to build meaningful connections throughout the weekend that are more than just a stack of business cards. Join us this fall and enjoy a unique Philly experience.
Enjoy a single track, 2 day series of talks where you'll learn from some of the best creative minds in the industry.
A Journey in the App Store
Indie iOS Developer and co-host of the Under the Radar podcast.
How to Work with Rock Stars
Founder and CTO at Workhood, Assistant Artistic Director of The Academy of Danse Libre, and creator of the iOS app DanceMaster
How to Make Your Team Happy (and Why You Can't Always Make Your Users Happy)
Part time agent of chaos, full time iOS engineer @ Pinterest.
Aleen Simms hosts Less Than Or Equal, a Relay FM podcast, and co-organizes App Camp for Girls Phoenix. An unapologetic Hufflepuff, she’s a fervent advocate for empathy and inclusivity. In her free time, she reads, crashes other people's podcasts, and obsesses over pens.
Think Like a Podcast Ad Salesperson
Lex heads up ad sales for leading podcast company Midroll. He was previously a senior writer for Macworld. Every Internet company Lex worked for was either acquired or went public. He has three kids and one wife.
Objective-C vs. Swift: Why Can't We Be Friends
Wayne is a research engineer for a Fortune 150 company by day and super hero indie developer by night. He wears the same costume, though, for both gigs.
Sunlight & Air: 10 Lessons for Growing Junior Developers
Director of Apprenticeship & Training at Detroit Labs. iOS developer, tech educator, diversity advocate, & happiness enthusiast.
Efficiency is a Destructive Force
Lydia Martin is passionate about good habits, happy teams, and getting stuff done. She lives in New York City, mostly for the scenery and fresh air.
How to Get Fired
iOS developer who has worked at a few interesting places, including Eazel, Netscape, Palm, and Posterous. Hosts the Cinema Gadfly podcast.
Learning is Not a Linear Process
Kevin has been shipping software since Java 1.2. He loves lateral learning and learning about learning.
Curious about what to expect?
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Reg + Dinner
Chemical Heritage Foundation
The main event will be taking place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in beautiful Old City Philadelphia.Get Directions
Choose Your Experience
In 2016 we're trying something brand new.
- Choose from a variety of activities suited to your personal tastes.
- Explore with conference-goers that share your interests.
- Enjoy experiences like a lively night of Karaoke, Halloween Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, or a relaxing morning at the Art Museum.
- Experience Philadelphia like never before!
We'll be grouping attendees into groups of ~10 for these events. Some events have limited space, so priority will be given to those that buy their tickets earlier.
Adventure 1 · A Night of Terrifying Fun
Enjoy an evening of laughs, frights, and untamed fun with other brave conference-goers as you survive Terror Behind the Walls, one of the world's premiere Halloween experiences. You'll enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at La Calcala Feliz before venturing to the haunting and historic Eastern State Penitentary for the event.
Adventure 2 · Chinatown Karaoke Blast
Have a song in your heart? Let it out while experiencing Philly's unique Chinatown district. You'll start at Sang Kee, one of the many delicious authentic Chinese restaurants in the area before heading to a reserved room at Yakitori Boy, the best karaoke bar in the city to sing the night away.
Adventure 3 · Chic Game Night
Are games your thing? Want to play them in the heart of Philadelphia's coolest neighborhood? First you'll enjoy live music and amazing food at Heritage, an urban garden and jazz bar in the heart of Northern Liberties. Once you've had your fill walk across the street to North Bowl where you can bowl, shoot pool, play arcade games, or just kick back and relax.
Adventure 4 · A Great Escape
Looking for something a little more challenging? Show off your teamwork skills at Escape the Room, a 60 minute experience where you'll work with teammates solving puzzles to break out of a locked room! You'll also be grabbing food at Milkboy, a retro-cool industrial style food/music venue in Market East.
Adventures 5 & 6 · Sunday Morning at a Museum
Looking forward to a night in or have other plans on Saturday? We've got you covered. Opt out of the Saturday night events and enjoy a special locally sourced brunch at Urban Farmer, a rustic-meets-urban steakhouse, before spending the day at your choice of the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Franklin Institute.
Code of Conduct
Our goal has always been to provide a safe and welcoming space for every attendee. All speakers, sponsors, organizers, and attendees are expected to abide the code of conduct throughout the weekend.
You're in Philly: we have no problems booting you to the curb if you disrespect anyone we invite into our home.
Staying in Historic Old City
We have a group rate available at the historic Independence Park Hotel just one block from the main venue.Learn More
We try to make CocoaLove as accessible as possible. Women, minorities, single parents, LGBTQIA, students, and disabled individuals are encouraged to check out our scholarship program.Learn More
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