The Italian iOS/macOS/watchOS/tvOS conf.

Conference 2019

9th, 10th, 11th October - Bologna, Italy

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The most important Italian event about Apple technologies

#Pragma Conference is the first international conference in Italy entirely dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Development. Taking place from October 9th - 11th 2019 in the historical & artistic atmosphere of Bologna. It is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe.

The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. What makes going to a conference a great experience is meeting people having a great variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all sharing a common passion.

Conference Days

10th 11th October

The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers for 2 days will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. It’s a unique opportunity to meet some of the the most influential speakers to learn about and discuss new frameworks, best practices and the latest development methodologies.

Workshop Day

9th October

A day of practical, in-depth, 6-hours workshops taught by industry experts. The topics will span from consolidated Cocoa technologies and practices to the latest announced APIs, tools and frameworks. Each workshop will get you from zero to hero on a specific topic, with hands-on experience and in-depth explanation.


Meet our conferenciers

#Pragma Conference is a community event that bridges extraordinary talents around the world with an engaged and smart audience. Thus, creating limitless opportunities for knowledge sharing, cooperation and networking.

Kate Castellano

Engineering Manager @ Clue

She has expertise in Swift and enjoys playing with Raspberry Pi’s and ARKit. When she is not coding, you can find her working towards the inclusion of more women in technology as a Director at Women Who Code Berlin Chapter.


Writer and developer

Founder of Flight School and NSHipster. Previously, he worked at Apple as a technical writer, contributing to The Swift Programming Language, Swift Package Manager, and

Janina Kutyn

ex-Apple & Lead iOS developer

Amsterdam-based iOS engineer with an international background: she studied Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and has worked in Vancouver, London, and Silicon Valley before coming to Amsterdam. At Apple, she was part of the team that launched Apple Music

Daniel Steinberg

iOS Developer, trainer, and writer.

Daniel is the author of more than a dozen books including the best selling books A Swift Kickstart and Dear Elena. He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7.

Paul Hudson

Author, Hacking with Swift

Paul is the author of Hacking with Swift, Pro Swift, Swift Design Patterns, Testing Swift, Server-Side Swift, Swift Coding Challenges, and more. Suffice it to say, he quite likes Swift. And coffee. (But mostly Swift.) (And coffee.)

Tobias Due Munk

iOS Developer & Designer

iOS designer and developer from Denmark, living and working from Copenhagen. Involved in projects as either consultant, partner, or indie depending on mood. Into cats, kids, and bikes.

Michael Flarup


Michael is a designer, entrepreneur and keynote speaker from Copenhagen, Denmark. A consistent thread in his work and his public speaking is his passion for design education and demystifying the art of making things.

Jeff Watkins

Mobile Engineer, mentor, speaker

Jeff lives an idyllic life on Bainbridge Island with his daughter, girlfriend, and their five cats. He divides his time between writing iOS applications, teaching public speaking workshops, and speaking at conferences. And yes… they know five cats is outrageous, but they love each and every one of their crazy fur balls.

John Sundell

Creator of, co-host of stacktracepod, Swift developer

John builds apps, games & developer tools. He also makes Swift by Sundell - a series of weekly articles and a podcast about Swift development, and co-hosts the Stacktrace podcast. He has worked for companies like Volvo & Spotify, and is now working full-time on creating apps, tools and content for the Swift community.

Daniel Munoz

Daniel is an iOS Developer at LOVOO in Dresden, Germany.

He’s been building iOS apps for 10 years, working for companies based in the US, Latin America and Europe. Besides coding, he enjoys traveling, playing video games and rock climbing.

Dario Carlomagno

Head of Mobile @ Tictrac

Born in southern Italy, studied and lived in Rome, now London based. I approached iOS mobile developing and decided to do this for a living. Mobile lead in a startup in the health sector. I think people’s time is precious, hence a massive supporter of all things automation.

Tim Condon

Founder @ Broken Hands

Tim is a Swift developer from Manchester, UK. He's the server-side Swift team lead at and has written the unofficial-official book on Vapor with the founders of the framework. He founded Broken Hands a few years ago and delivers talks and workshops on Vapor and server-side Swift around the world. He also co-organises the ServerSide.swift conference - the world’s first and only conference focused on server-side Swift.

Aleksandra Komagorkina

iOS developer

Aleksandra is a chemist technologist, who switched to UI/UX design a few years ago and was working on apps from various fields, from fintech to Augmented Reality (some of them are holding first positions in App Store for years). Since then she has worked for a London-based chemistry startup and recently decided to focus solely on making the world better through mobile development. When not coding, she plays the violin, mixes cocktails and writes in a blog about her developer's path.

Aleksandar Vacić

Founder @ Radiant Tap

Aleksandar is indie app developer and consultant, based in Belgrade, Serbia. He runs Radiant Tap, an app development & training agency focused solely on Apple mobile platforms. After career in enterprise web solutions, Aleksandar switched to iOS app dev in 2008 and never looked back. He's Swift & iOS instructor, enthusiastic home barista and lover of all things MotoGP. Used to own a winery.

Rachid El Khayari

Researcher @ Fraunhofer Institute

Rachid works as security researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology in Darmstadt, Germany since 2009. His activities are centred around Mobile Security in general and iOS Security in particular.

Soroush Khanlou

New York-based iOS consultant

Soroush Khanlou is a New York-based iOS developer. He blogs about programming at, mostly about making view controllers really short. He wants to make writing apps easier with an open-source framework he made called Instant Cocoa. In his free time, he runs, bakes bread and pastries, and collects suitcases.

Andrea Baldon

Software Architect - Team Lead iOS @ Axa

Software engineer and architect with many years spent on coding mobile apps, deploy backend and frontend sites plus a bunch of things on IoT and voice control apps. I'm also an awesome dad, fantastic husband, food lover, retro game addicted, occasional runner and amateur photographer. Now working on disruption technology for AXA Insurance company.

Diego Petrucci

iOS engineer @ Babylon Health.

In another life he was a medical school student, but then decided to drop out and become an iOS engineer… in a medical company — hopefully trying to make it easier, and cheaper, to receive good healthcare. Now based in London, he fights UIKit by day and dances bachata by night.

Lea Marolt Sonnenschein

Writer & course author @ raywenderlich. Formerly iOS @ Rent the Runway

Lea spent three years in New York, working on the iOS application for Rent the Runway and teaching Swift at General Assembly. Now, she's getting a masters in Innovation Design Engineering in London, and spends most of her time playing with sensors and microcontrollers in an effort to better connect the physical with the digital world. She still Swifts, though, by writing tutorials and creating video courses for

Jeroen Bakker

iOS Engineer @ Triple

Jeroen Bakker is an iOS Engineer for Triple, an agency in Alkmaar the Netherlands. Currently working on implementing an Architecture based on CleanSwift. When he isn’t glued to a computer screen, he spends his time as a Gnome Cleric taking quests in the D&D world.

Matteo Rattotti & Konstantin Erokhin

Founders of Shiny Frog, makers of Bear app

They spend the whole day taming large mammals and drinking sparkling water. They started programming when the iPhone and Twitter didn’t ever existed. The quality they are more proud of is laziness.

Maciej Piotrowski

iOS dev @

Maciej is a passionate iOS developer that pays much attention to details and code quality. He likes improving things, always looking for better solutions because he’s amazed that in programming world issues can be solved in 100s of ways. In 2016 he has kicked off with his friends the blog where he has been posting his thoughts about various topics.

Nicola Zaghini

Lead Mobile Engineer @ Phorest Salon Software

Nicola has been developing mobile apps since the first iOS SDK was released, from indie game development to major airlines and travel companies. Most recently Nicola has been focusing on R&D activities toward an omni-channel delivery strategy and ended up studying and developing React Native at a large scale at Phorest Salon Software, the world wide SaaS champion of the independent Salons, where he’s leading the e-commerce mobile initiative.


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Get your hands dirty.
9th October

A day of practical, in-depth, 6-hours workshops taught by industry experts. The topics will span from consolidated Cocoa technologies and practices to the latest announced APIs, tools and frameworks. Each workshop will get you from zero to hero on a specific topic, with hands-on experience and in-depth explanation.

October, 9th 2019

Hands-on with Server-side Swift using Vapor

In this workshop you’ll learn how to get started with Vapor, the server-side Swift framework. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to go from nothing to building a full REST API and website. You’ll learn how to interact with databases, set up authentication and build powerful APIs.

Tim Condon

October, 9th 2019

WWDC19 in Six Hours

Is it possible to cram everything from a week of WWDC into just one six-hour workshop? No. But it *is* possible to cram the best bits in, so you get one condensed set of WWDC highlights without fluff or waffle, all in a practical, hands-on way.

Paul Hudson

October, 9th 2019

Core Image – Photo Editing in Color and Depth

In this workshop you'll learn how to create your own photo editing app for iPhone.
Modern smartphones capture more than just color information, so we'll take a look at how depth maps can be used to together with color information. You'll learn how to get started using the convenience of Core Image APIs, learn how to compose graphs, and finally how to extend Core Image with more advanced techniques and technologies. Core Image will be at the center of the entire workshop, but you'll get try how to use Core Graphics, Accelerate vImage, Metal, Core ML, and more to take photo editing on iOS to the next level.

Tobias Due Munk

October, 9th 2019

Bringing SwiftUI to your App 

What changes in the way you design your app with SwiftUI? Everything and nothing. In this fast-paced workshop we'll look at how to get the most out of Apple's new Swift-friendly declarative UI framework and the impact it has on how you envision and architect your app.

Daniel Steinberg

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Savoia Hotel Regency

Via Del Pilastro, 2
Bologna, Italy

Savoia Hotel Regency 4-star hotel is located few minutes from the historic centre and the exhibition area of Bologna.

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