AltConf Speaker Series // Leah Culver

We love our community. You lot. You’re the reason we started and the reason we continue. And when we hear things like this, we‘re reminded that the event we put on each year is SO WORTH IT:

“My advice to every developer is to attend AltConf if you can! It’s a great experience and a way to both learn more about developing for Apple platforms and to meet more of the community. It’s also a diverse and welcoming group of developers, so you’ll fit right in!”

That little gem came from Leah Culver. Leah is the Co-founder of Breaker, the #1 social podcast app for iOS, the third startup Leah has co-founded, and the second funded by Y Combinator. Leah is also a co-author of the OAuth and oEmbed API specifications.

Leah first came to AltConf last year, where she delivered a talk about how to measure and respond to user feedback to your app (video here). We spoke to Leah to find out more…

Leah, why did you decide to come to AltConf last year, and submit to present a talk?

I was excited to attend and speak at AltConf last year as an alternative to WWDC. I enjoy hearing from my fellow developers in the iOS and Apple community with their broad range of experiences. It was also fun to watch the Apple WWDC keynote with the AltConf group and to meet various companies building tools for iOS developers.

What did you find most valuable about being involved?

Meeting fellow developers. The conference has a community-feel to it as everyone is working on iOS or Mac-based projects and interested in similar topics such as Swift, App Store marketing, developer tools, etc. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn and help each other.

And do you have a WWDC ticket this year?

The past two years, I’ve been lucky enough to get a ticket to WWDC. Last year was my first year participating in AltConf, which I did alongside WWDC since it was right next door! I don’t have a ticket to WWDC this year, but am excited to attend AltConf again.


If, like Leah, you want to speak (as well as attend) AltConf this year, with just a week until our Call for Speakers and Call for AltConf Labs close, it’s the perfect time to sign up! Once the deadline has been reached, we’ll review the submissions and be in touch to let you know if you’ve been successful.

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