Slides, Code From My CodeMash 2013 Presentation

At CodeMash 2013, I gave a talk entitled “Using Images in iOS.” Sorry for the delay, but here are some links for the contents of the presentation:

Also, during this presentation I open-sourced a graphics library called AmazeKit. Follow the link to check it out, or read more about it on the Detroit Labs tumblr.

I Wrote a Book

If you’ve been wondering where my posts have gone, it’s not that I’ve stopped writing; it’s been that I wrote a book! I took some of my iOS knowledge, distilled it, and turned it into Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS, which is available now from your favorite retailer (e-book versions to follow shortly).

Writing a book has always been on my “bucket list,” so seeing it on Amazon is a personal achievement that I hold very dearly. That doesn’t mean that I’m resting on my laurels, however! If you’d like to get the Jeff Kelley experience in person, there are two opportunities coming soon to do so!

First, I’ll be giving a talk at CoocaHeads Ann Arbor on July 12 entitled “Everything With Images in iOS.” This will chronicle using images in iOS, from the high-level UIImage class to low-level pixel modification.

Second, I’ll be giving a talk at the Strange Loop conference entitled “Concurrency in iOS,” which will cover the approach iOS takes to concurrency, including operation queues, Grand Central Dispatch, and even threads. I believe tickets are sold out to Strange Loop, but if you know somebody who’s going, be sure to tell them about my session.

I hope you like my book, and I hope to see some of you at these events soon!

Steve Jobs

Without Steve Jobs, I wouldn’t be doing what I am today. Who knows what it would be, but chances are that I wouldn’t be nearly as fulfilled as I am. He brought about several technological revolutions, and his vision may never be matched. Here’s one of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes:

When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought.

Rest in peace, Steve.