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Phoenix, AZ /

May 2018 Cocoaheads - A Pre-Success Story: Trying to make it on the App Store

Tallwave 6263 N Scottsdale Road #180 , Scottsdale, AZ (map)

Dan Hixon will be speaking about his experience trying to make a living on the app store with Sky Tripping.

First Topic: A Pre-Success Story - Dan Hixon

"The problem with success stories is that they are only told by the people who have succeeded. This is called survivorship bias.

I’ve been self-employed for two and a half years trying to make a living in the App Store. My business partner and I travel to remote and beautiful places to capture aerial videos for our relaxation and meditation app: Sky Tripping. To make an omelet you must break eggs; We’ve crashed about $10k worth of quadcopters. I’ll tell 4 drone crash stories - how they shaped our business and attitudes about failure.

I want to share my story precisely because it isn’t a bona-fide success story yet. I hope I can inspire you with it–I hope my talk will help you try something you’ve been wanting to try."

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I’m Dan. I’ve been a web developer since the 90s and I started learning a new trick 2 years ago in iOS development. I overthink just about everything except for life’s big questions. As co-founder of Sky Tripping I’m excited to be helping people through the secular practice of mindfulness. I love being able to combine technology with wellness for the benefit of others.

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We're always looking for new speakers, so let us know if you're interested.

All experience levels welcome! We'll be bringing in small tips-and-tricks for new developers in addition to the talks above.

Come join us starting at 6:30pm for informal discussion and networking.

At 7:00pm we'll come together for introductions and talk about something interesting that happened with iOS/Apple development last month followed by the presentation ending at 8:30pm.

For new members: Head around the back of the building and you'll see the group through the window. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out privately via the Contact button.

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