What is he talking about?! I elaborate below...so stay with me for a minute.
In the spirit of all the open, un-conference events going down in San Fran, NYC, Amsterdam, and Dallas, we're adding Cocoa to the mix. While the Powerbook was the choice of most BarCamp participants this past weekend and there were several Cocoa enthusiasts, we didn't have Cocoa specific sessions.
So, as an offshoot of BarCamp, I suggest doing regular CocoaDevHouse Parties in Dallas and wherever else Cocoa developers live. The "DevHouse" bit lends its heritage to SuperHappyDevHouse in the Bay Area where it's a monthly shindig.
Until further elucidation of our Cocoa-themed DevHouse can be posted, I'll let the mission of SHDH drive our creative planning:
SuperHappyDevHouse has become the Bay Area's premier monthly hackathon event that combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere. Come to the DevHouse to have fun and get things done!
We're about rapid development, ad-hoc collaboration, and cross pollination. Whether you're a l33t hax0r, hardcore coder, or passionate designer, if you enjoy software and technology development, SuperHappyDevHouse was made for you.
DevHouse is not a marketing event. It's a non-exclusive event intended for passionate and creative technical people that want to have some fun, learn new things, and meet new people. In this way, we're trying to resurrect the spirit of the Homebrew Computer Club. We also draw inspiration from the demoscene as one of the only intentional getting-things-done computer events in the world.
Why do we need another meetup, club, etc?
While there are Cocoa meetups and groups in various cities, they fill a different need and not everyone not lives near San Francisco, Portland, or Seattle. Many developers don't even know any local Cocoa developers and lack the cross-pollination that occurs from in-person meetings. You can take that creativity to another level in the hackathon environment of SuperHappyDevHouse. To remedy this situation and expand the potential for Cocoa developers, we should revitalize local Cocoa community by hosting regular CocoaDevHouse Parties all over.
What's this got to do with you?
With this post, I invite you all to join in the planning of CocoaDevHouse Party and start something local, We're talking in #cocoadevhouse on irc.freenode.net If IRC is all new to you, just grab a copy of Colloquy, the excellent IRC client for OS X and ask a buddy how to get going.
If you've got ideas, logos, facilities, or time to contribute, jump over to the wiki and get busy. By all means, spread this like Firefox (or BarCamp for that matter). Take the torch to your hometown or nearest larger city. We have the blogosphere at our disposal for promotion, so blog this if you are game.
Apple may just take notice our efforts to spread the wonders of Cocoa like the big conference planners have of BarCamp successes around the world.
If you think this is all hot air and that my brain is just mashed up from BarCamp, just tell me to stick with Cocoa dev interviews.
updated: wiki link and 86'd the "party" bit