More than one month ago I attended SwiftConf in Cologne. It was my first developer conference ever and I really enjoyed it.
Earlier this month the Macoun took place in Frankfurt, another conference I wanted to attend. Unfortunately I just came back from the US - I spent two weeks on holiday there - and suffered from jetlag, so I missed it.
A few days ago Marco Oerter wrote a tweet, asking for "interesting conferences in Germany" next to Macoun, UIKonf and SwiftConf. Turns out: There are no other "interesting conferences" in Germany for iOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS-devs.
As I'm a barcamp addict - I really like the atmosphere there, the people are awesome, and the food is (mostly) great. Did I mention the food? The people? The atmosphere? - I thought: Hm, why not combine iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS-development and barcamp?
If you don't know, what this barcamp-thingy is (and are too lazy, to follow the link ;) ): A barcamp is a kind of a special conference. For those german-speaking folks: Jan Theofel explains the concept in a short video much better than I ever could.
A quick google search revealed, that I'm not the first one who had this idea. There was already a Cocoacamp in Atlanta, GA back in 2010. But Atlanta, GA is not Berlin, Berlin and 2010 is not 2016. Another mobile-developer-camp is theAppdevcamp in Graz, Austria. This camp focuses on app development in general. But, again, this is not Berlin. In San Jose, there's also the iOS Dev Camp, which takes place every year since 2007. But again: This isn't Berlin ;)
So, to make it short: I'd like to organize a iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS-developer-barcamp in Berlin, which should take place probably in late 2017.
As a founding member of the team, who organizes the Barcamp Rhein-Neckar 2015 and 2016, I know, how much work organizing a barcamp can be and so I don't like to lift the organization of the macOS/iOS/watchOS/tvOS-developer-barcamp alone (Maybe we should call this thing just campOS?).
So what's next? I want you to tell me, what you think about this idea. Would you attend? Would you like to help organizing it? Would you be a sponsor? If you say "Yay, #campOS for president!" - at least it isn't Trump! - "Interesting, tell me more." or "How can I help you?" then leave a comment, send me a tweet or an email. I would organize a table for a meetup, that we can start organizing this event. So now it's up to you!