Cocoa Dev House London


CocoaDevHouseLondon will now be held: 
Friday 8th Sept (5pm onwards)
Saturday 9th Sept (9am -> 9pm)


The Clore Management Centre (Birkbeck University, affiliated to London University)

Which is building Number 2 on this map 

Nearest Tube Picadilly Line: Russell Square, Northern Line: Goodge Street. Or 10 min walk from Central Line: Tottenham Ct Rd. 

Apologies for the late announcement but the new venue will allow us to stay and hack away far longer than the Idea Store, so it seemed like a better option.

Thanks to our sponsors Realmac Software and Wired Up & Fired Up we’ve come up with the £££’s to hire the venue.

Join in / Spread CocoaDevHouse

  • Blog about CocoaDevHouse and the London event
  • IRC: irc://
  • Flickr group:
  • Google Group:
  • CocoaDevBadge?:  The Official badge of CocoaDevHouse

Media contact for information and background on CDH

  • Blake Burris, CDH instigator and producer of CocoaRadio?: aim:cocoaradio skype:cocoaradio


Friday 8th Sept (5pm onwards)
Saturday 9th Sept (9am -> 9pm)


The Clore Management Centre (Birkbeck University, affiliated to London University)

Which is building Number 2 on this map


Register your interest below (using CamelCase? or [ ] to create a page for your bio, etc:

RichardKing – (richy .at.

Abizer – (abizer .at. Still a Cocoa Noob, though.

RonHatcher? – (ronaldhatcher .at. mac .dot. com)

NikFletcher? – (nik) [at] (nikfletcher) (dot) [com]. I’m a newbie too, but not through lack of trying 

[Rod] – (black(underscore)cast) {.at.} mac {.dot.} com) Longer term newbie since OpenStep?, seem to spend more time server side.

[stam] – stam66 .at. mac (dot) [co.m] cocoa n00b, seeking motivation 

RobbieDuncan? – robbie_cocoadevhouse .at. – I’ve released a couple of small apps. I was waiting for someone to start this!

BlakeBurris, skype:cocoaradio jabber:cocoaradio at gmail observer from Dallas  I’ll promote the London event on CocoaRadio? and blog.

FraserSpeirs? – fraser [at] Developer of [|FlickrExport?], etc.

SteveHarris? – steve [at] [|Reinvented Software] – tentative.

EdwardDeards? – (Edward (dot) Deards (at) gmail (dot) com) One time professional cocoa dev, now only in spare time.

NeilClayton? – Currently working part time at – soon to be doing so full time. Recent (2yr) switcher, attended a BNR Cocoa course early 2006.

Simon – Bitcartel Software – home of ComicBookLover?, RadioLover?, iRecordMusic, and more…

AndrewSkinner? – andy2307 (at) mac (dot) com – Starting out in the world of Mac development. Missed the 9th of Sept but will attend the next meetup if possible.

Things To Do

  • Ensure local web access / bandwidth suitable for video streaming
  • Setup IRC for viewing external participant conversation
  • CDH London artwork available at (Thanks Jake!)
  • Assign video streaming to someone familiar with QT Broadcast, Abizer? know who setup A-dam video? (it was well done imo)

Subversion Repository

I’ve set this up so that anyone can read, but you need a log in to commit. Do you want access? Send me an email:

  • address: abizern [at]
  • the username/password combination you would like.

It takes a minute to set you up as long as I have web access. So you can do it in advance, or ask me in person over the weekend.

If you haven’t used Subversion or before, or if you’re new to version control, I’m bringing tools and documentation along, and I’m more than happy to help you out.

Stuff coming along (add yours here)

  • Airport Express to boost wi-fi if available (Abizer)
  • Disk images of software:
    • XCode? 2.4 and CHUD (Abizer)
    • Version control bundle (Abizer)
      • Subversion
      • SvnX? – graphical front end for Subversion
      • Subversion reference book.
  • 4 plug power strip (Abizer) (+Nik – might be a cube though) Anyone else? there’ll be quite a lot of chargers that will need sockets. (+1 richy)
  • Hillegass Cocoa Book (Abizer) (+Nik)
  • Wrox Mac OS X Programming Book (Nik)
  • Digital Camera with a Flickr account (Nik)
  • Copies of RapidWeaver? (along with RealMacSoftware? stickers and badges) c/o our Sponsors (Nik to bring)
  • G3 iBook for random iChat/IRC usage. (Rich)
  • Router & Hub & ethernet-wifi bridge (Rich)
  • Ethernet Cables (2 Richy) (+1 Abizer on Saturday) Please bring one if you have one.
  • Assortment of USB cables (just in case) (Nik)
  • Multiformat memory card reader (also just in case) (Nik)
  • Blank CDs? incase we want to burn anything (Abizer)
  • JBL Duet Speakers & Logitech Skype headset (Nik) incase anyone wants to give a presentation….
  • Whiteboard markers and BluTack?. I believe Ron is bringing temporary whiteboards (Rich)

Misc. Things

  • CocoaDevHouseQuotes: A quick glance at some of the more comical things said during a CocoaDevHouse event.
  • CocoaAppIdeas?: Check out some of our CocoaDevHouse project ideas
  • CocoaResources?: New hat or old, here are some very useful Cocoa resources