All the books! 50% off!

Update 8 September 2014: this promotion seems to have finished now!

AsiOS_Games_1stEd part of O’Reilly’s “Back to School” promotion, all their ebooks and training videos are currently 50% off. This includes the books written by myself, Jon Manning, and Tim Nugent!

Grab a great discount on Learning Cocoa with Objective-C 4th Editionand our iOS Game Development Cookbook 1st Edition, as well as all of O’Reilly’s other fantastic books. Use the code B2S4 – it’s valid through to September 8, 2014.Learning_Cocoa_4thEd

It’s a great time to pickup these books – while Apple’s Swift and iOS 8 are around the corner, an understanding of Cocoa and Objective-C are still hugely relevant and necessary for iOS and Mac programmers, and the recipes in the game cookbook useful for everything from games to regular apps. Both these books have almost nothing but 4- and 5-star reviews of Amazon (visit them on Amazon, or just grab the sample code via the links on Secret Lab’s books page!)

GovHack 2013

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be part of a team for GovHack 2013. Together with 9 friends, a game about appliances, energy consumption, and battling was born. You can read more about the project, Marvellous Ultimate Appliance, at the team website. We also put up a blog post on the Secret Lab blog.

Planning

We were lucky enough to win won of the national GovHack prizes: Best use of data.gov.au. A number of friends also won local and national awards!

Voice over

Check out all my photos from the event on Flickr.

Adventures this month

This month, I’ve been travelling!

Early in the month I flew from Australia to San Francisco, via Hong Kong (on Cathay Pacific). I’ve been in San Francisco for the GDC (more on that in an upcoming post), and will be here until March 19th. I fly to New Orleans then, to participate in IASummit 2012 (more on that soon, too). Then, on March 25th I fly to Hong Kong for a week.

If you’re in San Francisco, New Orleans, or Hong Kong and want to catch up, please let me know!