The

NSNorth Conference

Canada's Independent Apple

Developer and Designer Event

An Update

With four successful events featuring fifty-six different speakers, and hundreds of guests, we wanted to share some news about the future.

We are humbled by the growing number of past (and future!) attendees contacting us regarding the next edition of NSNorth. After all, we ended in 2016 on a highly emotional note, and we didn’t say conclusively whether we’d be back or not.

We often like to say, “we don’t pre-announce products” until we’re committed. And Spring 2017 is very tempting, if you follow the pattern.

Next spring, though, we are bucking the trend. We are extremely happy to announce that the Byers family is expecting a new addition to their family. Given a due date in February, they will have their hands full, and a spring conference just isn’t feasible.

This slight respite should give us more time to work on the videos and plan for an exciting future.

Please make sure you’re signed up on our mailing list to receive the latest updates. We hope to have more exciting things to announce in the future.

Thank you again for your support through the years, and we wish you a wonderful 2017!

Phil, Adrienne, and Dan


NSNorth 2016

NSNorth 2016 Attendees

By design, 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 began on Thursday evening, we had two new exciting pre-conference events for Thursday during the day.

Community Kickoff

Community Kickoff Attendees

Held during the day on Thursday, April 28th, the Community Kickoff was a special day of talks and networking to help you meet others from the various tech communities, both in and outside of Toronto.

Check out our Kickoff page for all of the details.

Technical Workshop

Also held during the day on Thursday, April 28th, we had many participate in a fast-paced workshop with our experienced instructor, Daniel Steinberg.

Attendees of this workshop solidified their understanding of Apple's new programming language, Swift. Topics ranged from intermediate to advanced.

Check out our Program page for all of the details.

Children's Program

Held during the day on Saturday, April 30th, the Children's Program consisted of two fun and educational game development workshops for youth and their parents.

Toronto's Ladies Learning Code ran the morning workshop. Our Technical Workshop instructor, Daniel Steinberg, ran the afternoon program.


Submit your Photos

If you have any photos taken during your time in Toronto we would love to see them. You are welcome to add them to our Flickr group, or you can email them to us.


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2016 Speakers

13 speakers to inspire, educate, and entertain you.

Featuring Keynote Speaker

May-Li Khoe

May-Li Khoe

Design Director, Research Co-Director
Khan Academy

Tom Creighton

Tom Creighton

Design Consultant
Commute

"Frenemies: Dev + Design"

Liz Marley

Liz Marley

Software Engineer
The Omni Group

"Safety, Fun, and Learning"

Robleh Jama

Robleh Jama

Founder & CEO
Tiny Hearts studio

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak

Founder
Change Sciences

"Designing Like a Human in the Age of Algorithms"

Daniel Steinberg

Daniel Steinberg

Storyteller
Dim Sum Thinking

Technical & Children's Workshops

Ayaka Nonaka

Ayaka Nonaka

iOS Engineer

"Clean View Layout with iOS9 Features"

Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Watchmaker in residence
Coldflower

"Carving out a Space in the Continuum of App Store Success"

Janie Clayton

Janie Clayton

Indie iOS Developer

"Building Sustainable Software and Not Clever Code"

Rob Segal

Rob Segal

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Get Set Games

Gwen Weston

Gwen Weston

Indie iOS Developer

"Keep Calm and Type Erase On"

Jonathan Rhyne

Jonathan Rhyne

Director of Business Dev & Strategy
PSPDFKit

"Tell Your Story"

Michael Gorbach

Michael Gorbach

Software Architect

"The Value of Platform Tourism"