CocoaNuts iOS Developers

CocoaNuts is a student organization teaching iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All are welcome, from beginners to experts. We cover a range of topics, including Swift, Objective-C, advanced topics, tech talks, and more.

As of spring 2018, CocoaNuts meets on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in room 2124 of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. Our meetings are purposely structured so that they don't build on material from previous meetings. If you miss a meeting, you can jump right back in without falling behind.

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Spring 2018

 Title  Topic  Date  Author
No Meeting ------------------ Jan 18 ----------
Intro to Swift Swift Language
Jan 25 Jared
Crunch Time
Timer • Model View Controller
Feb 1 Bliss
NewsStreamwatchOS • WKTableView
Feb 8 Bliss
Core Spotlight UITableView • UIColor • CoreSpotlight
Feb 15 Bliss
TopShow (part I)Core Data • NSFetchedResultsController
Feb 22 Jared
TopShow (part II)
Core Data • NSFetchedResultsController
Mar 1 Jared
Nutstagram (Live Demo)CloudKit
 Mar 8 Steven
Group ProgrammingAnything and everything
Mar 15 Everybody!
Spring Break
--------------------- Mar 22 ----------
Mar 29 Justin
Concurrency (Live)Concurrency & Grand-Central-DispatchApr 5 Steven
TBD Development Tools
Apr 12   Justin
TBD Objective-C, C++, and third-party libraries
Apr 19  Justin
Group Programming Group Programming
Apr 26 Everybody!
Finals -------------------- May 3 ----------