About UIKonf

UIKonf is Berlin's independent conference for serious iOS developers. Taking place from May 13th to 16th 2018 in RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin it is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe.

UIKonf features inspiring speakers giving talks on cutting edge topics in iOS development, mobile design and business.

But UIKonf is not only about gathering knowledge. We want to facilitate new connections and friends amongst our great community by providing an inclusive setting where all participants feel safe and welcome. In order to achieve that, we expect all to abide by our Code of Conduct.

To help people connect, we framed UIKonf with social events which provide an informal environment for meeting like-minded people.

Tickets

Ticket prices include VAT (MwSt.), free drinks, lunch on the conference days and the UIKonf party. See our refunds policy if you are not sure about your plans in May.

If you can't afford a ticket to UIKonf, you may apply to our diversity program. This program is aims to help underrepresented groups in tech to attend and to lower the barriers for them. This includes but isn’t limited to: women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people, and disabled people and generally people who are unable to attend without financial assistance. Please apply here!

Speakers

UIKonf hosts a diverse selection of inspiring speakers. We select and invite about the half of our speakers. The other half will be selected by our community through our anonymous call for proposals. As a speaker, your travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be our guests at our selected Hotel in Berlin. Of course, we will also reimburse you for your ticket if you already have purchased one.

Call for Proposals

30 Jan – 20 Feb: Submit your proposal on our CfP page or comment on an already submitted proposal. We accept any topic you deem interesting may it be technical, design-focused, about building / running / failing a company or how to get a rocket into space using Swift - Inspire us! For inspiration, you can check out the speakers or videos of 2017

20 Feb – 1 Mar: Comment on existing proposals to help the authors improve their talks. You can help talks that you'd like to see at UIKonf to become even better and maybe get elected for the final eight.

1 Mar – 8 Mar: The voting week: our community and a committee consisting of previous UIKonf speakers will vote on their 8 favorite talks. The final 8 talks will be determined by equally weighing the votes from the public and the committee (just like in Eurovision 👩‍🎤👨‍🎤). We will inform everyone who participated in the CfP in the week after that and announce the chosen speakers one by one.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Writer, Software Developer and Trainer

Agisilaos Tsaraboulidis

Agisilaos Tsaraboulidis

Co-Founder & CTO of Iris Health

Anastasiia Voitova

Anastasiia Voitova

Product Engineer at Cossack Labs

Daniel Jilg

Daniel Jilg

App and backend developer, CTO, and data science engineer, sometimes at the same time.

Dave DeLong

Dave DeLong

iOS Engineer at Snapchat

Domas Nutautas

Domas Nutautas

FRP enthusiast, iOS Engineer at Trafi

Edward Valentini

Edward Valentini

Software engineer living in San Francisco, works on the iOS team at Fitbit

Esther Zahn

Esther Zahn

Fashion Tech Activist

Janie Clayton

Janie Clayton

Independent iOS developer and graphics programmer

Janina Kutyn

Janina Kutyn

Part of the launch team for Apple Music, currently working for Adyen

Joachim Kurz

Joachim Kurz

iOS Developer at Yelp, MVC & Interface Builder fan

John Sundell

John Sundell

iOS Developer & Creator of Swift by Sundell

Kamilah Taylor

Kamilah Taylor

Cofounder and Software Engineer

Luke Parham

Luke Parham

iOS Developer at Fyusion working on the rendering system for the 3D photos

Mihail Gerasimenko

Mihail Gerasimenko

iOS team lead at Wire.com. Heard something about the encryption & privacy.

Peter Steinberger

Peter Steinberger

Founder of PSPDFKit

Susmita Horrow

Susmita Horrow

Susmita is an iOS Engineer at Fueled

Vincent Garrigues

Vincent Garrigues

Director of Engineering for Media Streaming at SoundCloud

Schedule

Sponsors

If you want to help us bring the iOS developer community together, get in touch with us. Previous UIKonf supporters include Facebook, ebay Tech, JetBrains, Google Firebase, Sky and Microsoft.

Mercedes-Benz.io

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz.io delivers digital marketing and sales solutions for Mercedes-Benz products and services including the Mercedes Benz OneWeb. Adapting to digital leadership lets Mercedes-Benz.io understand that success requires responsive organizational models. The datadriven, customer-centric product approach helps them to learn from their users and validate trends and innovations quickly.

Keepsafe

Keepsafe’s mission is to make privacy and security simple. We believe that everyone should have the same control of privacy in their digital life as they do in their physical life. We’re working on a family of products to make it easy for people to defend their private lives. With over 50 million users on our existing products—we’re just getting started. The iOS team at Keepsafe in Berlin is focused on building new apps to augment existing Photo Vault and AppLock products.

Social Events

A central part of UIKonf are the social events on the Sunday before the conference. Not only do you get to enjoy Berlin for a day but they also give you a first opportunity to get to know other participants of the conference in a fun atmosphere.

These are some events we offered in previous years:

Bike Tour - a UIKonf classic

UIKonf bike tour has become a tradition. The tour of 2018 will continue that tradition.

Craft Beer Brewery Tour

Follow a German tradition and learn how to brew beer at BRLO BRWHOUSE

Computer Games Museum

Computer Games Museum

Revisit the games of your youth

East-Side Gallery Tour

Berlin artist share stories that took place at this historic piece of the wall

Kayaking on the Spree

Hop on kayaks and paddle past some of Berlins sweetest spots

Blacklight Minigolf

If sun is not your thing, blacklight minigolf comes to the rescue.

Berlin Spreepark Tour

Experience the apocalyptic scenery of this abandoned amusement park

Video Bus Tour

Time travel through Berlin in a video bus augmenting locations with original film documents

Location

RADIALSYSTEM V Berlin,
Holzmarktstr. 33,
10243 Berlin

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