Smile Goes to Yosemite (The Conference)

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(Or, Way Too Many Smileworthy Things In One Blog Post) Last week Smile was proud to sponsor Yosemite by CocoaConf. Not just an excuse for us to make our own Yosemite desktop art, this intimate get-together featured speakers from the world of development and design, relating valuable learned life experiences. (Need help dealing with burnout? How about tips on programming …

App Camp For Girls!

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This summer, I took a four-month sabbatical from my work at Smile to launch App Camp For Girls, a program that teaches girls ages 12 to 14 how to brainstorm, design, build, and pitch iPhone apps, mentored by women developers. The idea had been percolating for some time. If you've ever attended a developer conference, the lack of women participants …

Countdown To Macworld: Day 10!!

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It's Macworld Eve! Tomorrow, we'll be demoing great Smile apps at our 10th Macworld Expo.  Today's photos are from last year's show. 2012 was an exciting year for us. We launched PDFpen for iPad, which won Best of Show from Macworld, The Mac Observer, and Beatweek Magazine. We had a great team at the booth. Two new faces in this …

Countdown to Macworld: Day 9

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Here we are in 2011. We switched back to a kiosk, because of the convenience. It takes a lot of work to put together a full booth! You might notice we look less tired this year.  In the photo: Brian, Edward, Jean, Jordan, Greg. Jordan Satok was one of our support geeks back then. He's deferred going to college to …

Countdown to Macworld: Day 8

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Smile has exhibited at Macworld Expo ten times! But on Day 8 of this countdown, we want to share a photo from another great event that we sponsor: the Mac Computer Expo in Petaluma. We've been at MCE eight times! When you add it up, that's a lot of demos and handshakes. (Yes, we always bring hand sanitizer to these …