Great Time at VTM

This weekend was Voices That Matter Seattle. It was my second time attending VTM and second time speaking. I have to say this latest installment of VTM was even better than the last one in Philly.

My conference weekend kicked off on Friday with a full day workshop learning Cocos2D. This workshop was full of juicy awesome goodness, and for the first time in my career I feel like I now know how to write a game. In fact I have a new game idea brewing in my head as I type this. Rod Strougo and Ray Wenderlich did an outstanding job putting together and teaching the full day workshop.

VTM continued to impress for the next two days. Some highlights for me included:

  • Mike Lee’s keynote. I was especially moved by the part where Mike talked about our wonderful iOS and Mac developer community.

  • Hearing Graeme Devine talk on Game Center and the Art of Addictive Games and getting to meet him. We had some good chats. It wasn’t until later I found out who he really is.

  • Meeting Kevin Callahan and getting the one-on-one demo of Accessorizer. This app is awesome and does so much to make you more productive in Xcode.

  • And of course catching up with old friends and making new ones (too many to list here).

Thanks to the VTM organizers for putting on a great event, and special thanks to Chuck for getting me from and to the airport.