About iOS Conf SG

iOS Conf SG aims to bring the iOS developers in this region and the world together. The world’s top iOS developers, bloggers, book authors and trainers are coming together for 2 days. The participants can meet like-minded iOS developers, have fun, learn from one another and find opportunities for collaboration. Attendees come as a group of iOS professionals, students or enthusiasts sharing a common interest to learn and build great iOS apps.

The main goal of iOS Conf SG is learning something new that we all can use in our day-to-day development practices. The speakers will share their knowledge about iOS tools, technologies and best practices they used when they developed various applications. The mission is that every attendee leaves as a better iOS developer.

We had an overwhelming response during our pre-registration process. And we do expect to sell out well before the conference date, so you are encouraged to reserve your tickets as early as possible.

Please read our Code of Conduct: We will enforce it strictly on all our attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers.


  • Natasha Murashev

    Swift robot.
    Blogs at natashatherobot.com
    Organizer of try! Swift conf

  • Sam Davies

    Developer, author and trainer at raywenderlich.com

  • Krzysztof Zabłocki

    iOS dev @ The New York Times.
    Author of: Objective-C Playgrounds, foldify, 3D engines, App Store Essential apps

  • Conrad Kramer

    iOS dev and co-founder @WorkflowHQ
    (2015 - Apple Design Award Winner)

  • Mugunth Kumar

    iOS developer. Author of iOS
    Pushing the Limits, Creator of
    MKNetworkKit, MKStoreKit

  • Ryan Nystrom

    iOS developer at Facebook.
    Writer at raywenderlich.com

  • Yasuhiro Inami

    iOS developer at LINE
    Corporation. try! Swift 2016
    Tokyo speaker

  • Tim Oliver

    iOS developer @Realm.io
    Creator of iComics app

  • Hugh Vidos

    iOS Engineer at Grab.
    Previously at HBO, Disney, Google.

  • Ben Asher

    iOS engineer at Yelp.
    Contributor to CocoaPods.

  • Omer Iqbal

    iOS developer at Garena.

  • Michael Petrov

    iOS developer at Dropbox
    Creator of Couple of

  • Keith Smiley

    iOS Developer at Lyft.
    Previously at thoughtbot.

  • Subhransu Behera

    iOS developer at Singapore Power.
    Previously at PayPal and SAP.

  • Benjamin Encz

    iOS Lead @ PlanGrid.
    Co-Creator of ReSwift.

  • Gwendolyn Weston

    indie iOS developer.
    Speaker at try! Swift.

  • Hwee-Boon Yar

    iOS and OS X app developer.
    Creator of SimplyTweet

  • Subho Halder

    Mobile security expert.
    Co-founder at Appknox.

  • Kheng Meng Yeo

    IoT engineer at Singapore Power.


Time Day 1 - 20th of October (Thursday) Day 2 - 21st of October (Friday)
08:00 a.m. - 09:45 a.m. Registration + Breakfast Breakfast
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Address Opening Address
10:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Writing Swift, while living on Objective-C

Ben Asher - Yelp
Scaling at Large - Lessons learned rewriting Instagram’s feed
Ryan Nostrom - Facebook
10:35 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Programming without recompiling

Krzysztof Zabłocki - The New York Times
Build Features, Not Apps

Natasha Murashev - @NatashaTheRobot
11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Break Break
11:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thinking of your tests as a software product

Michael Petrov - Dropbox
Visualizing Graphs in Swift

Conrad Kramer - Workflow
12:00 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Reactive State Machine

Yasuhiro Inami - Line Corp
Leveraging Swift's Type System

Benjamin Encz - PlanGrid
12:35 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch
02:00 p.m. - 02:35 p.m. Enter the Dragon: Taming LLVM

Omer Iqbal - Garena
Outsmarting Hackers before your App gets pwn'ed
Subho Haldar - AppKnox
02:35 p.m. - 03:10 p.m. The User's Manual For Pipe Maintenance

Gwen Weston - @Purpleyay
Realm: How I learned to love database again

Tim Oliver - Realm.io
03:10 p.m. - 03:45 p.m. Memory Graph Debugger

Mugunth Kumar - @MugunthKumar
Optimization - Making your app faster

Hugh Vidos - Grab
03:35 p.m. - 04:10 p.m. Coffee Break Coffee Break
04:10 p.m. - 04:45 p.m. Notify Me, Notify You. Aha!

Sam Davies - RayWenderlich.com
A toy web framework in Swift

Hwee-Boon Yar - @hboon
04:45 p.m. - 05:20 p.m. A Protocol for Compositions

Keith Smiley - Lyft
Swift for IoT
Subhransu Behera - Singapore Power
Kheng Meng Yeo - Singapore Power
05:20 p.m. Closing Address Closing Address
07:00 p.m. No activities on Day-1 After-party at 3rd Floor, Red Dot BrewHouse, Boat Quay
One-way shuttle bus will be provided. There will be food, beer and iOS friends.


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Venue Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors! Would you like to help the iOS community grow and make the presence of your company known to the community at the same time?

Contact subh@iosconf.sg for more information!

Frequently asked questions

What is the focus of iOS Conf SG - 2016?
This year's conference is going to be focused largely on the Swift programming language. We have content for every participant irrespective of their skill level to become a better iOS developer.

What's the best way to reach to the conference venue?
Nanyang Polytechnic is in the northern part of Singapore. It is within a walking distance from the Yio Chu Kang MRT. Check here to find out the other alternative mode of transportation.

Will there be a call for speakers?
There is no call for speakers this year. All the talks are finalized and speakers are hand-picked by the organizers. 13 of them are overseas speakers coming from different parts of the world.

What do I get for each conference ticket?
Access to the two-day conference and includes breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.
We also have swag such as T-Shirt (and more), and the After Party on 21 Oct.
* Do note that you have to be of legal drinking age to attend the After Party.

Can I buy one day ticket (i.e. for 20 Oct or 21 Oct only)?
Sorry, we do not sell one-day tickets because of logistical challenges.

I am a student and want to attend the conference but I cannot afford to buy a ticket. Are there any tickets for students?
You can purchase a Student ticket at S$50.00 as long as the tickets are available. If Student tickets are sold out then contact the organizers to show your interest.

How do I qualify for Student ticket?
You need to be a full-time student somewhere. All we ask for is a photo/scan of your Student Pass sent to subh@iosconf.sg after you make the purchase. We operate on trust.

I am a staff or student at Nanyang Polytechnic. Will I get additional discounts or a FREE ticket?
Kindly contact, Ms Cally NG (6550 1654) from the School of Information Technology. She will be able to assist you with this.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?
We do not allow cancellation of tickets for iOS Conf SG. However, you can transfer your ticket to someone else if you are not able to attend the conference. Kindly contact the organizers who can help you with this.

When can I find the complete list of talks?
The agenda will be updated on our website closer to the date. You are encouraged to register early to get super early-bird and early-bird discounts.

Is there a group discount?
There is no additional group discount. You are encouraged to buy a ticket when we start selling super early-bird or early-bird tickets at the lowest price.


Theatre for the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic
180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore, 569830