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Tim Oliver


Tim has been a huge enthusiast of developing apps on iOS ever since the launch of the iPhone 3G. Originally a web designer/developer out of university, he moved to full-time mobile software development in 2013 and has never looked back. Presently, he works for Realm, remotely from Western Australia.

Tim's Talk on Day 2 - 12:00 noon - 12:35 p.m.

Open Source is Awesome: How it Makes us all Better Developers

Software is hard. Making great software usually requires lots of time and effort, and the less re-invention of the wheel we need to do, the faster we can ship amazing apps.

The open source community around all Apple's platforms is vast and vibrant, with many famous libraries becoming the absolute standard when creating an app. And by releasing our own libraries, or contributing to existing projets, we can also become more skilled developers.

This presentation is for anyone who's interested in participating in the iOS community, whether it's contributing to an existing project or starting a new one. It discusses how to set up a codebase out in the open, and what most developers expect in a well-supported library.