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AUC dev/world/ 2010

October 3, 2010 •

Well, AUC dev/world/ 2010 is finished and I’ve finally found a bit of time to update my blog hehe. XD

So I just wanted to say, it was really awesome. I’d never attended a programmer-centric conference before and the whole experience was pretty epic.

Of some of the presentations/activities that were going on, some I attended included:

  • A day long session on programming with Cocoa on OS X and iOS, starting from scratch.
  • A primer to using Core Data in iOS app development
  • A quick and dirty to using git and the new paradigms it introduces in contrast to earlier version control systems.
  • A quick look at another university’s dedicated iPhone app, and the geo-location services it provides.
  • How to program using blocks on iOS 4.
  • Optimizing code to run faster on the iOS platforms.
  • Tips and tricks to help develop apps in a business.

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Off to Melbourne!

September 25, 2010 •

I’m sitting in the domestic Qantas club now. 20 minutes until the gate opens so I thought I’d write a quick blog.

I feel very honored and privileged to have been selected by my university to attend the annual Apple University Consortium DevWorld conference that will be happening this week. ^_^

There’s an extremely interesting schedule lined up including a day long primer on Cocoa, a cool sounding talk on git as well as a lot of cool Apple-centric presentations in general.

Just like my trip to Japan, I’m not sure how much blog time I’ll get, but I’ll try my best to post any cool stuff I learn on Twitter.

To all the folks in Perth, enjoy the Royal Show!

Volunteering at Supanova Day 3

June 29, 2010 •

Again, same deelio with the photos. I’m SERIOUSLY considering buying a DSLR camera with good low-light sensitivity for next time. ^_^;

Whew… sorry for the late post. I was pretty much straight home and into bed last night. Words could not describe the level of knackery I was feeling. :P

Anyway, quick rehash of how it all went down:

Rocked up at 7:30 again. It was a few degrees warmer this time, but still darn near freezing point. XD This time I brought gloves, but my feet froze haha. Going to go back and work on my Perth winter wardrobe… XD
A few volunteers weren’t able to make it this time, so the tasks got re-allocated a bit. Thankfully my posting didn’t change; back into the seminar room for more crowd control! XD

I’ll see if I can do another re-cap of the new guests this time as well:

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Volunteering at Supanova Day 2

June 26, 2010 •

I took a few pics, but they’re so blurry and bad that I don’t want to put them here. I’ll see if a few public ones trickle through at some point. :)

Sitting in bed now… thoroughly buggered after official day 1 of Supanova. ^_^;

It was a pretty interesting day. I rocked up at 7:20am (became the mayor on Foursquare. Zing! XD) and stood around for a bit until I was allocated my task for the day. I was allocated to the main seminar room (where all the guests were speaking) where I would be responsible for managing the crowds of people coming in and out, making sure they behaved properly while they were in there, and keeping the place clean when they weren’t. As a side effect to this, I was able to see every single panel held at Supanova. XD

Just for the lolz, or if anyone is curious as to how each panel went:

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Day 1 of Volunteering at Supanova

June 25, 2010 •

Sorry for the bad photography. I only had my iPhone on me at the time. Can’t wait for iPhone 4. XD
NB: WTF! WordPress flipped my pics! I’ll have to fix that later tho, sorry!

Whew! Well, day 1 of volunteering at Supanova is over! Boy am I knackered! ^_^;The Supanova Opening Ceremony

It’s been a pretty interesting day, and although there were a few hiccups here and there, generally it was all good. :)
Like I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’ve decided to document how the whole experience goes so there’s more information about it available online to other potential volunteers. :)

So I thought I’d go about this in 2 phases. I’d document down everything that happened, and then write my overall feelings on the matter.

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Supanova this weekend!

June 24, 2010 •

The Supanova Logo!Sorry for the complete lack of updates. Busy busy work makes for hard blogging. XD

So, Supanova, the pop culture expo is on this weekend!I last went to Supanova in 2008, and had a pretty awesome time.

This time, I’ve decided to take things further, and I’ve volunteered to help run the event! :D

I’ve heard a few varied things about volunteering at this event so far though… The majority of people I’ve talked to said it’s great fun and definitely worthwhile. A few others have told me that there are sometimes some hinks in the schedule, where you might end up not having anything to do on your shift. ^_^; But then again, considering the scale of the event, and the number of volunteers, this is understandable.

Either way, I thought to myself that rather than listen to the opinions of other people, I should go out there and experience it for myself. :D

In any case, since the internets came up dry on people posting their own thoughts on how it truly is to be a volunteer at Supanova, I thought I’d have a go at reporting back here on how it goes.

I’ve been a volunteer for RFLAN for 3 years now, and I volunteered at this years WAICON as well, so I’d like to think of myself as having a pretty good range of experience at Perth events… so with that in mind, I want to try and contrast this event against the others…

In any case, there’s an awesome guest list and plenty of fun activities, so it looks like a totally fun weekend all round!

Hope to see you there! :)

P.S: OMFG! Apple shop opening in Perth this weekend! XD

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