Welcome to the CocoaHeads of Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter of the CocoaHeads User Group was founded in the Spring of 2008. Our group is a community gathering for people interested in developing software for the Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad platforms. The group was formed with the goal of bringing like-minded developers together to share experiences, insights, and techniques. Our monthly meetings are a mix of informal and interactive presentations, hands on coding, and discussion.

We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the offices of Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN. (see map).

CocoaHeads Calendar: iCal, HTML

May 2015

Susan Metoxen, a freelance web and app developer, will present primarily on Buzztouch.com and briefly on Girl Develop It. The primary presentation will be on Buzztouch.com, an open source tool for creating iOS and Android apps. Buzztouch has over 200,000 registered users and provides an optional control panel for managing app content. From David Book, the founder and developer of Buzztouch, "This well tested and extendable project saves developers time and increases the quality of their mobile apps. All source files included in project downloads are delivered in plain text for maximum hack-ability." The presentation will focus on the Buzztouch iOS Core Code and how it uses JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) to drive app content. In addition, Susan will talk briefly about her work to establish a Minneapolis Chapter of Girl Develop It.