The Italian iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS conf.

Conference 2019

9th, 10th, 11th October - Bologna, Italy

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The most important Italian event about Apple technologies

#Pragma Conference is the first international conference in Italy entirely dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Development. Taking place from October 9th - 11th 2018 in the historical & artistic atmosphere of Bologna. 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. 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.

Conference Days

10th 11th October

The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers for 2 days will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. It’s a unique opportunity to meet some of the the most influential speakers to learn about and discuss new frameworks, best practices and the latest development methodologies.

Workshop Day

9th October

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.


Meet our conferenciers

#Pragma Conference is a community event that bridges extraordinary talents around the world with an engaged and smart audience. Thus, creating limitless opportunities for knowledge sharing, cooperation and networking.

Kate Castellano

Engineering Manager @ Clue

She has expertise in Swift and enjoys playing with Raspberry Pi’s and ARKit. When she is not coding, you can find her working towards the inclusion of more women in technology as a Director at Women Who Code Berlin Chapter.


Writer and developer

Founder of Flight School and NSHipster. Previously, he worked at Apple as a technical writer, contributing to The Swift Programming Language, Swift Package Manager, and

Janina Kutyn

ex-Apple & Lead iOS developer

Amsterdam-based iOS engineer with an international background: she studied Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and has worked in Vancouver, London, and Silicon Valley before coming to Amsterdam. At Apple, she was part of the team that launched Apple Music

Diversity and Student Scholarship

This year #Pragma Conference is offering a limited number of full conference and workshop registration scholarships, open to anyone who would not normally attend. Applicants should be a member of an underrepresented group in tech – women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, young students, currently unemployed, underemployed, or other underrepresented groups not listed, and be unable to attend the conference without some financial assistance. Awardees should plan to attend the entire event (conference and workshop).


Closing day for requests
June 30th 2019
Applicant notification
July 31th 2019

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We have been organising workshops and conferences for 6 years, gathering to our venues more than 2100 attendees. Take part in this adventure and become the sponsor of the most important Italian Tech Event on Apple technologies. #Pragma Conference is a non-profit conference, so your help would allow us to keep the ticket price low and the quality high!

This year you can do even more sponsoring the new Diversity and Student Scholarship Program.

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Meet top digital masters
& influencers in a unique
2-days experience.

We reserved a limited number of discounted tickets for Conference Days (70 €) for students up to 26 years old and people over 60 years old. If you are eligible, send an email at with your ID and a proof you are a student or over 60 and, after the checks, we'll send back a link to complete your purchase.

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Call For Paper

As always, the conference will be driven by a call for papers, giving everybody in the Apple community the chance to talk about a relevant topic. If you have a great idea for a talk, submit it to the CFP. Every submission will be anonymized and we'll focus only on the content.

Every submission will be anonymized and we'll focus only on the content. Each paper will undergo a double-blind peer review process in order to be accepted or rejected.


Submit before
July 10th 2019
Selection ending
July 31th 2019

Savoia Hotel Regency

Via Del Pilastro, 2
Bologna, Italy

Savoia Hotel Regency 4-star hotel is located few minutes from the historic centre and the exhibition area of Bologna.

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