Curtis Herbert

Curtis Herbert is an independent developer & designer, usually working on web and iOS stuff. Gamer, snowboarder, and all-around nerd living in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Fact #1: My nickname, Parrots, has absolutly nothing to do with my opinion of the species, despite what some accidental Twitter followers may assume (boy they must be confused by my tweets).

  1. Fact #13: Growing up I snuck downstairs past my bedtime to watch reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This probably explains my love for Earl Grey tea.
  2. Fact #5: I lived in Okinawa Japan for half a year in 2006. Want to become best friends? Find me a bottle of Awamori, the local Sake brew.
  3. Fact #7: Through middle school I assumed I'd be some kind of sketch artist, at least until I was handed a programmable TI-82. That little calculator changed my life.
  4. Fact #3: I play D&D weekly. I'm that guy who impulsively pushes big mysterious red buttons, much to my party's dismay. Somehow I've only killed one teammate so far.
  5. Fact #1: My nickname, Parrots, has absolutly nothing to do with my opinion of the species, despite what some accidental Twitter followers may assume (boy they must be confused by my tweets).
  6. Fact #11: We weren't allowed to own a video game system growing up so my grandmother bought “herself” a NES. She ended up rocking at Super Mario Bros 3.
  7. Fact #17: I watched a lot of anime in my 20s, even going to Otakon for 6 years straight. Unfortunately I haven't found as many series I enjoy as of late.
  8. Fact #19: I enjoy most things table-top: RPGs and board games alike. My wife and I go to Gen Con every year with our friends as a pilgrimage to appease the dice gods.
  9. Fact #23: 🏂+🌲=🏥 My only major surgey was in early 2015 when I broke my femur in half, requiring a rod to be permanently installed in my bone. I was (awkwardly) walking just a week later, though.

I’m usually building

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I spend my days helping businesses ship successful iOS and web products.

I’ve been best described as “CTO for hire.”

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Writing

  1. Tough Love
  2. WatchKit App Automated Build Numbers
  3. Automated build numbers in Xcode
  4. Getting data to your WatchKit app
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Speaking

  1. Fear, Uncertainty, and Third-Party Libraries Fear, Uncertainty, and Third-Party Libraries
  2. Auto Layout Bootcamp Auto Layout Bootcamp
View all my talks on Speaker Deck

Organizing

Playing

  1. Heroes of the Storm
  2. Child of Light
  3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  4. Civilization: Beyond Earth
  5. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
Find me on Steam, Battle.net, or PSN