Our SNOWDOG iOS team travelled to Kraków to attend Mobiconf, a fantastic international mobile conference that brings together the community of iOS/Android and Java developers, UI/UX designers, software testers, project managers, product owners and CTOs.
A special highlight of the trip was the opportunity for us to meet up with Majid in person, who works with the team remotely from Azerbaijan!
The conference lasted 2 days, and gave us the chance to hear some great presentations covering topics ranging from tools and practices in writing clean code to managing big projects.
There were so many interesting talks that we couldn’t possibly list them all, but here are some of the highlights from the conference:
Unfortunately, there were so many talks happening we weren’t able to see them all! But we’re sure they were just as informative and useful.
The conference gave us a new perspective on coding. We decide to practise what we had learnt from Marcin Gębarowski’s presentation in our own projects, and replaced our BaseViewControllers class with something more elegant. After listening to Pedro’s talk, we decided that keeping modules of our app in one repository will be a lot easier to maintain than keeping them in different repositories. Another good library to consider is GraphQL.
Finally, one of the highlights was without a doubt hearing from John Sundell! Almost every developer on our team follows him on Twitter and Github. After his speech, we resolved to start paying more attention to our codebase, and aim to ensure our API is contained, conversations, scalable and evolving.
We enjoyed two fascinating and extremely busy days talking and hearing about all things iOS. It was a great pleasure to gather our international team and work together in our Poznań office after the conference was over. We met people who have created their own mobile startups, and discussed the technologies, challenges and future possibilities in app development. Thanks to Mobiconf for hosting such a great conference, and we are eagerly awaiting adding our names to the list for the next one :)