11-12-13.oct Verona, Italy

#Pragma Conference 2017

The Italian iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS Developers Conference


The only major event dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS development in Italy

Conference Days

October 12th - 13th, 2017 - Verona, Italy

#Pragma Conference is the first international conference in Italy entirely dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Development. Taking place from October 12th - 13th 2017 in the historical & artistic atmosphere of Verona, It is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe. The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. It’s a unique opportunity to meet some of the most influential speakers to learn and discuss about novel frameworks, best practices and the latest development methodologies.

Workshop Day

October 11th, 2017 - Verona, Italy

A day of practical, in-depth, 6-hours workshops taught by industry experts. The topics will span from consolidated Cocoa technologies and practices to the latest announced APIs, tools and frameworks. Each workshop will get you from zero to hero on a specific topic, with hands-on experience and in-depth explanation of advanced details, tips and tricks as learned from the teacher’s experience.


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It’s not just the talks: enjoy 3 great days of sharing and connecting.

What makes going to a conference a great experience is meeting people having a great variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all sharing a common passion.

Being able to discuss, work out ideas, or just chat over a cup of coffee with hundreds of people over two days is what makes the difference between attending and watching a video online.

Every year we're surprised and delighted to see how many new connections, friendships, projects and smiles are born at #Pragma Conference. That's why we put a lot effort into making #Pragma Conference a great environment for our community to network, relax and have fun together.










Meet our great lineup

Alan Cooke

Alan Cooke

Tech Lead Mobile Apps

Passionate app developer, sharing my time with iOS and Android, in a mix of Swift, Obj-C, Java and Kotlin.

Cate Huston

Cate Huston

📱👑 @ automattic

Cate has spent her career working on mobile and documenting everything she learns using WordPress. Now she combines the two as Automattic’s mobile lead.

Soroush Khanlou

Soroush Khanlou

New York-based iOS consultant

Soroush has written apps for the New Yorker, David Chang’s Ando, Rap Genius, and non-profits like Urban Archive.

Samuel Goodwin

Samuel Goodwin

Music, Software Development, Cycling, Helping

Samuel Goodwin has been in Amsterdam for the last 6 years running his company, Roundwall Software.

Matthias Tretter

Matthias Tretter

Lead iOS Engineer @ IdeasOnCanvas GmbH

Matthias is lead engineer at IdeasOnCanvas, author of the mind mapping app MindNode, and the creator of several open source frameworks.

John Sundell

John Sundell

iOS Developer

John makes apps, games & Swift developer tools. Blogging weekly about Swift development. Creator of Marathon, SwiftPlate, Unbox/Wrap & more.

Daniel Steinberg

Daniel Steinberg

iOS Developer

iOS Developer, trainer, and writer. Author of the book A Swift Kickstart.

Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson

iOS Developer

Author of over 20 books on Swift, React, PHP, and Linux. Rubik's cube enthusiast.

Paul Hudson

Benedikt Terhechte

Senior Developer

Senior Developer at XING, before that, Indie Developer, creator of PhotoDesk / Hirundo.

Paul Hudson

Tanner Nelson

Cofounder @ Vapor

Software engineer and creator of the Vapor web framework.

Kostas Kremizas

Kostas Kremizas

iOS Engineer @ Workable

Kostas is an iOS Engineer at Workable, the recruitment software company.

Glenna Buford

Glenna Buford

Engineering Lead and iOS dev @wooga

Glenna is an iOS engineer at Wooga, director of Women Who Code Berlin, founder of Girls’ Games Workshops in Germany, and a lover of beer.

Eleni Papanikolopoulou

Eleni Papanikolopoulou

iOS Developer @ Workable

Eleni is an iOS Developer at Workable, the recruiting software company, headquartered in Boston, MA.

Felix Krause

Felix Krause

Professional iOS Code Signing Issue Resolver

Developer of @fastlane at @google

Call For Speakers

Do you have something great to share with iOS & OS X developers? Would you like to speak about your experience, methodologies and best practices? Are you an expert on a specific technology? #Pragma Conference is the best place to showcase your ideas, knowledge and skills. The proposal submission deadline is Monday, July 10th 2017.

General Rules

It is strictly forbidden to advertise products / services of any company during your talk. It is possible to mention products / services only by way of example or if commonly considered mainstream (like Google, MS Office, Facebook, Ubuntu, etc.). It is also allowed to quote your own company within 1 minute of introduction, to talk about yourself and your professional background. If you want to explicitly present your own product / service for commercial purposes, please consider whether to hold a sponsored talk.

Please note that the speaker maintains the copyright on the speech. The speaker has full responsibility for the talk contents as well. The speakers attending the event agree to be filmed and photographed during the event and the right of #Pragma Conference to publish these documents on the conference website and other media channels and to provide #Pragma Conference with a digital copy of the speech (slides, text and / or other supports) and the right to publish these documents on the conference website and other media channels.

Sponsored talk

If you want to present a commercial product of your company, consider the possibility of holding a sponsored talk. We have limited spaces and it may not be accepted by the organizing committee if the theme of the talk was not considered relevant to the event.

How to apply

To apply for Pragma Conference 2017 as speaker, you must fill the form, once for each talk/workshop you’d like to submit, before July 10th 2017. And you will need to confirm your presence within 2 days from our communication of acceptance.

We are looking for proposals in these macro areas: code (Swift, development methodologies, best practices, design patterns and tools), design (user interface, user interaction, user experience, mobile design and animations), business (startup, case history, SEO, ASO, marketing, app ranking and app analytics), Technologies (tvOS, watchOS, CloudKit, Apple Pay, CoreData, HealthKit, iBeacon).

We will appreciate links from previous talks to integrate your proposal.



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what people say

I really enjoyed Pragma Mark. I both gave a presentation and held a workshop, so I got to meet a tonne of people. Pragma Mark was a great relaxed environment. Being held in the heart of the beautiful Milan doesn’t hurt, either.
Ash Furrow Mobile Engineer @ Artsy
Pragma Conference is one of the European events with the best content. Amazing workshops and stellar speakers attract audience from around the globe. The event is a fantastic opportunity to network, enjoy great food and wine, and visit Italy.
Marin Todorov Product Engineer @ Realm Inc
The organisers did a great job of assembling a cast of speakers which gave presentations ranging from inspiring to amusing. The roster contained a veritable who-is-who of the iOS development scene
Oliver Drobnik iOS developer @ Cocoanetics.com.