A Cocktail of Fleeting Successes and Horrible Failures

Matthew TonkinPart of DW15

This talk covers my experiences, and the experiences of those I know, in launching (and not launching) software titles on Macintosh & iOS – a mixture of anecdotes, funny stories, tales of stuff that didn’t work (but should have), stuff that did work (but shouldn’t have), and riding the Silicon Valley roller coaster.

Matthew Tonkin Matt has been making software for OS X since Xcode 1.0 in 2003, was the principal engineer for Skitch and is currently an OS X engineer for Evernote. In 2014 he returned to Australia after a 6 year stint in Silicon Valley where he worked for startups in both engineering and product management roles.