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.

Livestream

Schedule

Tickets

We are sold out! Please add yourself to the waitlist if you are still interested.

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

Carola Nitz

Carola Nitz

Senior Software Engineer at Videolabs

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

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

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.

Google Firebase

Firebase is Google’s mobile platform for app developers. When you develop with Firebase, your apps talk directly to Google’s powerful, managed backend services. Firebase takes care of infrastructure and security, so that you can focus on building the features that will get your app to the top of the app store. To learn more, see firebase.google.com.

ebay tech

eBay Tech Berlin includes software developers, testers, data engineers & scientists as well as site operations teams from eBay Germany, eBay Kleinanzeigen, mobile.de and MOTOR-TALK. We build leading online platforms using the latest technologies and methods.

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.

Microsoft

Jetbrains

Here at JetBrains, we develop the tools relied on by developers to create some of the world’s most advanced software. With over 15 years of cutting-edge innovation, we have strived to implement the features top performing development demands. Our IDE packages help you to work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks, enabling you to stay focused on code design and the big picture. We provide tools to explore and familiarize yourself with code bases faster and make it easy for you to take care of the code quality through all the stages of development so you can spend less time on maintenance tasks in the future.

Moovel

Cities around the world are evolving and, as a result, urban mobility has become an ecosystem of connected modes of transportation.Moving around in cities, we travel in different ways, including walking, biking, riding public transit, and using cars. With the rise of new technologies and the on-demand economy, providing us access to whatever we want, whenever we want, transportation is no longer just a question of options, but of convenience and ease of use.

With transportation on the edge of disruption, Daimler, the company that invented the automobile in 1886 and owns Mercedes-Benz, founded moovel to reinvent the concept of urban mobility. At moovel, we aim to discover how new technologies will affect the way we move tomorrow and connect the ever-changing state of urban transportation.

SumUp

We are the leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company in Europe. We started out 6 years ago and built our payment service from scratch to shake up the industry and wake up the entrepreneur within anyone. We created a unique device that with the smartphone that’s in your pocket, allows small merchants to accept card payments anywhere.

Whether our merchants are brewing coffee or fixing cars, we want to make technology that anyone can use - so our merchants can get on with what they do best. From our paperless onboarding to taking the first payment, we make it easy. Traditional offerings leave out small businesses, we don’t. We are open and honest about our pricing and have no hidden fees.

N26

N26 - Build a bank the world loves to use.

Today N26 is one of the fastest growing banks in Europe and has more than 850.000 customers across 17 European markets and over 380 employees. N26 currently operates in: Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain, and it intends to enter the UK and US markets in 2018. N26 has raised more than $215 million from renowned investors including Allianz X, Tencent Holdings Limited, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, members of the Zalando management board and Earlybird Venture Capital.

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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