Australia's longest-running conference for macOS and iOS developers and designers, /dev/world/2017, returns to Melbourne for its tenth year! We've been working for years to build a community that also welcomes tinkerers, artists and scientists. Software isn't just about making money with in-app purchases—come and see a wider world. /dev/world/2017 workshops run on Monday, 28 August 2017, followed by the conference on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, and Wednesday, 30 August 2017.

Call for Presenters

The /dev/world/2017 call for presenters (CFP) is now open! We're looking for talks from developers, designers, tinkerers, hackers, and makers of all skills levels, and at all levels of public speaking experience.

/dev/world/2017 runs on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, and Wednesday, 30 August 2017, with a day of optional workshops beforehand, on Monday, 28 August 2017. The CFP opens on 17 April 2017 and closes at 5PM Melbourne time on 15 May 2017. Speaker notifications will be sent by 12 June 2017.

/dev/world accepts talks on any topic of interest to those developing for Apple technologies and platforms, such as macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

We're also interested in talks for those developing using Apple platforms, for other platforms, including the web, and cross-platform application and game development.

Submit a Presentation

Suggested Topics

Topics we'd love to see this year are listed below, but the list is not exhaustive, and we're interested in anything fits the above description!
  • best practices for architecting Swift apps
  • working with the Swift Open Source project, particularly Swift on the server
  • using Swift on other platforms, such as Android, or Linux
  • using languages and technologies such as Python, Ruby, Node.js, on iOS and macOS
  • iOS game development using anything from SceneKit to Cocos 2D to Unity 3D
  • cross-platform development tools, such as React Native or Xamarin
  • successes and failures in development and design
  • testing and quality assurance
  • working with cloud services
  • hardware, internet-of-things, and makers
  • user experience and design for phones, tablets, TV, watches, and desktops


The conference will be held at RMIT Swanston Academic Building in Melbourne.

/dev/world is run by the AUC. It is not an academic conference, and is designed for everyone working on iOS and macOS software. Got questions? Feel free to email the organising team via devworld AT or learn more about the AUC on our website.

We expect all speakers and attendees to abide by the AUC Code of Conduct.
If you require financial assistance to speak at /dev/world/2017, we offer all accepted presenters a subsidy based on where they will be travelling from. You can learn more about this subsidy at the AUC website. If you are an AUC individual member, or a staff member at an AUC member institution, you are entitled to a higher subsidy.


We're back at RMIT University, bigger and better than ever!

RMIT University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


/dev/world/2017 would not be possible without our amazing sponsors and supporters.

Presented by

AUC in partnership with RMIT University

Gold Sponsor

Commonwealth Bank

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O'Reilly Media

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