July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Jon Manning

Jon Manning
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @desplesda

Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He’s worked on apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messaging clients. He’s a mobile development guru, and frequently finds himself gesticulating wildly in front of classes full of eager-to-learn developers. He’s written lots of books for O’Reilly Media (and previously Wiley), and recently released Swift Development with Cocoa. He’s currently working on books on Android design, game development with Unity, the Kerbal Space Program game, and the Apple Watch.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
Training E147/148
Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee)
If you're involved in writing anything to do with iPhones, iPads, or Macs, you need to get familiar with Swift. This training will bring you from zero Swift knowledge all the way up to a deep understanding of the subject. Read more.
9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/21/2015
SOLD OUT
Training E147/148
Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab)
If you're involved in writing anything to do with iPhones, iPads, or Macs, you need to get familiar with Swift. This training will bring you from zero Swift knowledge all the way up to a deep understanding of the subject. Read more.
1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Design D139/140
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee)
In this session, you’ll learn about game design: the art and science of constructing enjoyable, engaging games. We aren't doing any coding, and we’re not talking game engine development - instead, we’ll be taking a deep dive into game design theory, using it to understand how people interact with rules, and how to use it to improve your community, your company, your project, and your software. Read more.
11:10am–11:50am Friday, 07/24/2015
Solve E146
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee)
Join the authors of "The Kerbal Book" on a panel where they regale you with tales of their adventures in the Kerbal Space Program, the increasingly popular and disturbingly realistic space programme simulator game enjoyed by geeks around the world. Learn how and why you should go to space, and what you can learn from it! Science will be involved. Read more.