Why Come to NSNorth?
Do you work, or aspire to work on Apple platforms like iOS, Watch, TV or Mac?
Come join us in Toronto next April! You will learn new things, meet new friends, hear from industry-leading speakers, and explore new ideas.
NSNorth is more than a tech-talk focussed event. It is designed to inspire you to learn something new amongst an encouraging and aspiration-driven group of friends.
Before the main event opens on Thursday evening, we have two new exciting pre-conference events for Thursday during the day.
Held during the day on Thursday, April 28th, the Community Kickoff is a special day of talks and networking to help you meet others from the various tech communities, both in and outside of Toronto.
If you would like to apply to speak at the Kickoff, we have a CFP open right now!
Check out our Program page for all of the details.
Also held during the day on Thursday, April 28th, we invite you to participate in a fast-paced workshop with our experienced instructor, Daniel Steinberg.
In this workshop, you'll solidify your understanding of Apple's new programming language, Swift. Topics will range from intermediate to advanced. The content will be very useful for teams transitioning a project from Objective-C to Swift or just starting out.
Check out our Program page for all of the details.
See you in April!
Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience over a packed three days. NSNorth is where you can meet new people, eat amazing food, and have a really fun time.
Click on the "Pricing" button below to review our pricing. Click on the "Register Now" button and grab your tickets while they are still available.
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These are only a few of the fantastic speakers who you will be able to hear from and meet next April.
The Omni Group
Watchmaker in residence
Watchmaker in residence at Coldflower
Jon is a watchmaker and the developer behind iOS apps, Kello and Twixt Time, for analyzing the accuracy of analog timepieces. He endeavors to solve complex problems in elegant ways, leveraging technologies like digital signal processing and computer vision. When he’s not pushing pixels, crafting code, or taming time, Jon enjoys adventuring with his wife and son from their home base in Canada’s charming Capital.
Software Architect at Raizlabs
Michael Gorbach is software architect at Raizlabs, where he builds apps across Apple, Xamarin, and Android platforms. His path through Apple, Black Pixel, and now Raizlabs has given him the chance to work with some incredible engineers, product people, and designers. He enjoys polishing software and getting overexcited about code. In his spare time, he can be found searching for something delicious to eat.
Founder of Change Sciences
Pamela Pavliscak (pav-li-check) spends her days studying our relationship with technology. Her research is part deep dive interviews, part social science experiments, part data science. She founded Change Sciences to help smart companies design for the future. Pamela writes, speaks, and obsesses a bit about happiness and technology, mindful design, and generation Z.
Software Engineer, iOS Lead
iOS Lead at Venmo
Ayaka has been doing iOS development since iOS 4 and loves writing Swift while listening to Taylor Swift. In the past, she’s given talks on NLP in Swift, Swift Scripting, and rewriting the Venmo app in Swift. If you can’t tell, she’s a huge fan of Swift, and mostly recently has been writing at Learn Swift ↯ so everyone can see how amazingly powerful Swift can be.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Get Set Games
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Get Set Games
With over 10 years of experience in developing software and games, Rob is a co-founder of Get Set Games (getsetgames.com), whose smash hits Mega Jump, Mega Jump 2, Mega Run, Monsters Inc. Run (in partnership with Disney/Pixar) and Storm Casters have topped the charts with a combined total of 70 million downloads over the iOS and Android platforms. Most recently Get Set Games is working on an unannounced title with Adult Swim to be launched mid-2016. He is a co-founder of the Toronto Video Game Jam, one of the largest and longest running game development jams in the world.
Dim Sum Thinking
Storyteller at Dim Sum Thinking
Daniel presents iPhone, Cocoa, and Swift training and consults through his company Dim Sum Thinking. He is the author of the best selling book A Swift Kickstart and has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7. Daniel is the co-host of the Tiny Challenges Podcast.
Software Developer at Black Pixel
Janie Clayton is a software engineer at Black Pixel and a recovering journalism major. She is the coauthor of “The Swift Apprentice” and “iOS 8 SDK Development.” In her rapidly decreasing free time she runs the Swift Tutorial Team for RayWenderlich.com and cohosts NSBrief. Janie lives in Madison, WI with her grumble of pugs.
Director of Business Development & Strategy
Director of Business Development & Strategy at PSPDFKit
Jonathan is one of the owners of PSPDFKit, an industry leading mobile PDF framework available on iOS and Android. He is mainly responsible for running the business side of things at PSPDFKit and has overseen the company’s growth from a 3 person team to a 20+ person company. He can be caught wearing the business developer, product planning, marketing, lawyer, and accounting hats all at various times throughout the day. Most of the time he’s just the hopeless advocate for the user.
Prior to joining PSPDFKit, Jonathan practiced at a well respected law firm in the US, carving out a niche practice guiding a number of large and small software companies in the mobile software industry through the proverbial jungle of their business and legal needs.
What do you get with your ticket?
- Three days of networking, fantastic talks, and a safe, inclusive environment.
- You’ll be very well fed with the most mouth-watering food and drink that Toronto has to offer.
- Offsite activities that let you explore Toronto and discounts to other fun attractions.
- Brush up on your dev skills and get ahead of the game with our new Technical Workshop. Read more about it here.
- The Community Kickoff is a brand new and very special pre-conference event. We are doing a Call for Proposals. Read more about it here.
- Attend the opening keynote, reception, and the Friday banquet.
Early-bird: Save $100 when you register before February 20th.
Early-bird Conference Pass
799 CAD / 575 USD
129 CAD / 95 USD
Early-bird Tech Workshop
249 CAD / 180 USD
Early-bird Tech Workshop & Conference Pass
999 CAD / 705 USD
Community Kickoff, starts at
10 CAD / 7.50 USD
Diversity Support Tickets
Special discounts apply when you send a team!
- Send five or more: save 5%
- Send ten or more: save 10%
- Discounts apply to the Conference Pass and Tech Workshop
- Please contact us to setup your group discount before purchase.
* All prices exclude 13% HST. USD exchange rate is approximate.