Our combined /dev/world and X World is now over, and we’re thrilled with how everything went. We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to our sponsors – Compnow, Jamf, ANZ Plus, and Seek, and to all our attendees for making this such a successful event. We can’t wait to meet you all again – stay safe as you travel home.
Announcing our /dev/world and X World Keynotes
If you’ve been to /dev/world before, you’ll probably know Tim Oliver, who’s been a strong contributor to our community for many years. In Tim’s own words, he’s “been a fanboy of iOS since the iPhone 3G and a fanboy of /dev/world since 2010”.
Tim has considerable experience working as an iOS developer at a number of large technology companies, and is currently working as an iOS engineer at Instagram. Long-lived apps at such large companies often present different challenges than what indie developers might expect. With thousands of engineers contributing code over the years, how does a newcomer to the company even begin to understand any of this?
In his keynote session, Tim will present a top down look at how they develop new features for the Instagram app for iOS, including the sort of architectures and patterns that are used in the code, and how the codebase is maintained to keep build times down.
Those in the MacAdmins community know Tom Bridge well – he’s a producer (and host) of the Mac Admins Podcast, and more recently has helped to establish the Mac Admins Foundation which he also co-chairs. Attendees of X World may also remember Tom’s visit in 2019, where he presented a workshop (along with Chris Dawe) on the Fundamentals of Wi-Fi.
Tom is a regular speaker at the Penn State Mac Admins Conference, Mac Admin & Developer UK Conference, MacTech Conference, and has also given talks at MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy conferences.
In his keynote, Tom will tackle the challenges we face working in a world where Apple is creating a new operating system every year, with new APIs, new versions of Swift and Xcode, and is pushing admins and developers to adopt them immediately. How do we stay sane when everything’s moving so fast all at once? Tom will provide you with frameworks to help deal with an ever-changing world, building cycles of resiliency in your code and in your adoption cycles.
/dev/world and X World Event Registrations Open
We’ll be announcing our first session speakers in the next few days, but if you’re eager, you can now register for our combined /dev/world and X World event on March 30/31, 2023 in Melbourne.
Ticket prices are $100 for students, and there’s a $500 early-bird rate for those who register in the next few weeks.
Announcing the Return of /dev/world and X World!
After a long Covid-induced hiatus, two of Australia’s longest-running conferences for learners, users, developers, and supporters of Apple platforms make a triumphant return to Melbourne on March 30-31!
/dev/world returns in its thirteenth year, and X World returns in its eighteenth year. Both will be co-hosted as a single event in 2023.
The call for participation is open now for both events – please visit the event pages above for more information, and please check back with us soon as we add more information about this exciting event.
Save The Date…
We’re thrilled to confirm that /dev/world and X World will return March 30 —March 31, in Melbourne. We’ll have lots more to say about this soon, but for the moment, be sure to save the date – we can’t wait to see you again soon! Happy Holidays!
Between Worlds Issue 1 Deadline Extension
Some of you have asked for a longer lead-time to submit topic proposals for the first issue of Between Worlds. We’re happy to oblige, and have extended the deadline to August 1, 2022. (And if you miss that, any later submissions will automatically be considered for the second issue).
Click the Between Worlds graphic on the right to learn more, and to submit your proposal.
AUC Between Worlds Call for Participation
We’re really excited to announce the AUC’s new Between Worlds series, providing a new avenue for community members to share their experience and expertise between and beyond our existing “world” events, which have been on hiatus since early 2020 due to COVID-19. While we do intend to return to face-to-face events when it’s safe to do so, we’ve created Between Worlds as a new way to share experiences with Apple’s platforms in learning contexts.
New Membership Options
The AUC has recently broadened its membership options for organisations. Eligible organisations must have a physical presence in Australia or New Zealand, and can now include:
- universities or any of their organisational units
- secondary or senior secondary schools
- TAFE colleges
- similar not-for-profit educational institutions
- public not-for-profit cultural institutions including libraries, museums, and galleries
Organisational memberships have three different pricing tiers, depending on the organisation’s size, and soon we’ll be offering free Associate Memberships for staff and students of organisational members.
Updated AUC Policies
The AUC updates its operating and other policies from time to time, and is transparent about when that happens. In line with changes to our membership model, and an update to our Operating Policies ratified by our members at the March 2022 AGM, all of our policies have recently been updated.
Introducing our first EveryWorld Keynote Speakers
We’re excited to announce that our first keynote speakers for EveryWorld will be Stuart ‘Sutu’ Campbell and Max Schleser.
Stuart is a pioneering VR Filmmaker and has developed a strong international reputation working with Marvel, Google and Disney.
Max is a Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology and researches Immersive Media and Creative Arts 4.0 with a focus on Cinematic VR and interactive filmmaking.