As a mobile developer, attending conferences is a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the industry. Conferences provide a unique opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field, learn from experts and gain new insights into emerging technologies.
One of the biggest advantages of attending conferences as a mobile developer is the chance to expand your network. Meeting other developers, industry leaders and potential employers can lead to valuable connections and opportunities down the line. Attending conferences can also be a great way to gain exposure for your own work, whether through presenting a talk or demo, or simply by getting to know others in your field.
In addition to networking, conferences offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise. By attending talks, workshops and panel discussions, you’ll gain new insights into industry trends and emerging technologies — and you’ll learn new skills that can help you take your mobile development to the next level. You may also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training or workshops, which can be a great way to deepen your knowledge and refine your skills in specific areas of interest.
Kodeco’s Big List of iOS Conferences for 2023
If you’re looking for great iOS conferences to attend in 2023, here’s a great place to start:
- NYSwifty: April 18–19 in New York City.
- Deep Dish Swift: April 30–May 2. Single-track, three days in suburban Chicago. Organized by Josh Holtz of RevenueCat. First-day workshops will focus on indie development.
- Swift Heroes: May 4–5 in Turin, Italy
- plSwift: May 30–May 31 in Warsaw. Will run alongside plDroid. From the same organizers as NYSwifty.
- WWDC: This year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference dates have not yet been announced, but the expectation is it will begin either Monday, June 5 or the following Monday, June 12 and continue until Friday of that week. If Apple retains last year’s format, expect a hybrid conference with in-person and online community events as well.
- Swift TO: August 10-11 in downtown Toronto, Canada. Celebrate Swift and its passionate developer community in Greater Toronto and beyond.
- SwiftConf: August 16–17 in Cologne, Germany. Née ObjCGN in 2012, this small, international developer conference “focuses on Swift and the whole ecosystem around it.”
- iOSDevUK: September 4–7, 2023 in Aberystwyth, UK.
- try! Swift NYC: September 5–7. This popular community conference returns to New York City this fall with a single conference day followed by two days of workshops.
- Swift Island: September 5–6. Play with the betas, APIs and frameworks announced at WWDC in guided, hands-on sessions on an actual island in the Netherlands.
- SwiftLeeds: October 18-19. Coming up on its third year, this inclusive, volunteer-run conference in the heart of Leeds will now expand to two days.
- NSSpain is another long-running well known iOS conference held in Logroño. Although they’ve haven’t announced dates for 2023 yet, last year’s dates were September 15–16.
- FrenchKit: Dates haven’t been announced for 2023 yet, but last year’s conference was September 29–30 in Paris.
- #Pragma Conference 2023: Dates for “The Italian iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS Developers Conference” are still to be confirmed, most likely three days in mid-October somewhere in Italy.
- DO iOS: Dates haven’t been announced for 2023 yet, but last year’s event was November 7–9. DO iOS is held in Amsterdam and organized by the CocoaHeadsNL foundation.
- try! Swift Tokyo: Dates are still to be determined, but updates will be added at the linked blog.
- iOS Conf SG: Plans for 2024 have not yet been announced, but 2023’s conference was held in Singapore in mid-January.
Hoping to be a speaker? Conferences accepting talks will link to where you can submit your ideas to their CFP — Call for Proposals. You can also find open CFPs via PaperCall.io’s event directory. Starting to speak at conferences or even at smaller, local meetups can be a great way to build your personal brand. Learn more about this in Kave Bulambo’s Why Even Successful Software Engineers Need Personal Branding.
Thanks to Susannah Skyer Gupta for putting together the original list of great conferences!
Are you running an iOS conference you’d like to add? Did we overlook your favorite iOS event? Leave a comment in the forum below and we might add it to the list!