Posts tagged with ‘James Dempsey and the Breakpoints’

  • Where I’ll be at WWDC 2024

    June 10, 2024

    I’ll be doing a few things this week at WWDC24 and wanted to pass along my schedule. Hope to see you at one or more of these happenings!

  • LIVE near WWDC 2023 Update: Livestream and More!

    June 1, 2023

    Show poster for 'James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, LIVE near WWDC 2023, a benefit concert for Women Who Code'. The graphic shows the silhouette of a hand-drawn white bird perched on the top of five wires running horizontally across the center of the poster.
    With less than a week until LIVE near WWDC 2023, we’ve been gearing up for an evening of music, laughter and fun that we think folks are going to really enjoy.

  • LIVE near WWDC Returns For 2023!

    May 16, 2023


    Tickets for LIVE near WWDC 2023 are now sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket—we're looking forward to seeing you.

    But everyone is welcome to join in our livestream event! Details below.

    There are still two ways you can join us LIVE near WWDC 2023:

    Join the Waitlist

    After talking with the venue, we will be able to accommodate a few more attendees!
    Click through to join the waitlist and you will be notified of ticket availability in order of joining.

  • No LIVE near WWDC show for 2022

    June 5, 2022

    Before WWDC22 gets started tomorrow, I wanted to announce that there will be no LIVE near WWDC show for 2022.

  • Where I’ll be at WWDC 2021

    June 7, 2021

    I’ll be doing a few things this week at WWDC 2021 and wanted to pass along my schedule. Hope to see you at one or more of these happenings!

  • A Generic Swift Blog Post

    June 14, 2019

    I began investigating SwiftUI to see if it is indeed the shortest path to a great app. Since then, I committed an update to the MemeMaker project that makes the initial interface a list of examples. I was experimenting with passing a different View into each row as the destination of the row’s NavigationButton, rather than hard-coding the destination.

  • SwiftUI: Almost Too Much Fun

    June 12, 2019

    In my previous post, I described the JDBP band app I want to build and the technologies introduced at WWDC 2019 that I think might make it much easier to create.

  • The Shortest Path To A Great App

    June 10, 2019

    The Shortest Path To A Great App” That is the phrase Apple used in a number of the SwiftUI sessions at WWDC last week. But beyond SwiftUI, there were a number of other announcements at WWDC 2019 that also could lead to a shorter path to a great app.

  • Where I’ll be at WWDC 2019

    May 31, 2019

    I’ll be doing a few things next week at WWDC 2019 and wanted to pass along my schedule. Hope to see you at one or more of these happenings!

  • Where I’ll be at WWDC 2018

    June 2, 2018

    I’ll be doing a few things next week at WWDC and wanted to pass along my schedule. Hope to see you at one or more of these happenings!

  • LIVE near WWDC 2017 Info

    May 4, 2017

    Join us for the 6th Annual LIVE near WWDC show by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints! It is shaping up to be our biggest show ever!
  • Five Years LIVE near WWDC

    May 24, 2016

    As WWDC season rolls around once again, I did the math in my head, on paper, and finally counted on my fingers to convince myself that this year is the Fifth Annual James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE near WWDC show.

  • Where I’ll be at WWDC 2015

    June 3, 2015

    I’ll be doing a few things next week at WWDC and wanted to pass along my schedule. Hope to see you at one or more of these happenings!

  • NSConference 7: A Look Back

    March 24, 2015

    Last fall, I received an email that read, “I would like to invite you to be a speaker at NSConference 7”.

  • Going Upthere

    February 24, 2015

    I’m very happy to announce that I have joined the team at Upthere.

  • Lyrical November

    November 10, 2014

    The response to Backtrace has been fantastic, and I wanted to thank everyone who has shown their support by purchasing the album and helping to spread the word. You made Backtrace the #1 comedy album on iTunes in the US, UK, and Canada.  You also made it debut at #5 on the Billboard Comedy Album Chart. I cannot thank you all enough!

  • Introducing Backtrace

    October 14, 2014

    We are beyond thrilled to announce the release of Backtrace, the debut album from James Dempsey and the Breakpoints.
  • Breakpoints in Vegas — Album Preview Jam

    September 23, 2014

    Last Friday night, just a stone’s throw away from where Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack performed their legendary shows, James Dempsey and the Breakpoints made their Las Vegas debut. The jam featured songs from the upcoming album Backtrace.

  • An Eclectic Breakpoint Jam in Columbus

    August 14, 2014

    The 2014 Fall Tour kicked off at CocoaConf Columbus with the most eclectic collection of instruments ever assembled for a Breakpoint Jam.

  • Breakpoints Recap WWDC 2014

    June 11, 2014

    There was no WWDC ticket for me this year, but it was still a very enjoyable and busy week for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints. Here are some of the highlights from last week in San Francisco.

  • Close Enough To Taste It

    May 23, 2014

    This week I reached a milestone that means a great deal to me.

  • WWDC After Dark

    May 13, 2014

    When James Dempsey and the Breakpoints play live near WWDC, sometimes things progress beyond the sweet sounds of nerdy, nerdy music.

  • James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, LIVE near WWDC 2014, Wed 6/4!

    April 29, 2014

    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints will be performing Live Near WWDC 2014 on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM.

  • Life Without WWDC

    April 18, 2014

    [Update: This post was written in 2014 — but holds true for WWDC 2015. As for me, I didn’t try to get a ticket this year.

  • March of the Breakpoints — ‘Goto Fail’, Chicago, DC

    April 9, 2014

    March was a busy month for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, with a brand new song and video (ripped from the headlines!) and Breakpoint Jams at CocoaConf Chicago and Washington DC.

  • Breakpoint Jam Atlanta—Virtual Fireworks and iPhone Slide Guitar

    December 18, 2013

    The fall tour of the Breakpoint Jam wrapped up at CocoaConf Atlanta with some memorable moments including some iPhone slide guitar and a newly-minted Breakpoint.

  • Breakpoint Jam Boston — Fall Tour Continues

    November 13, 2013

    On an October evening conveniently situated between World Series games, the fall _Breakpoint Jam _tour continued at CocoaConf Boston.

  • Breakpoint Jam Columbus — Fall Tour Begins

    October 4, 2013

    The fall Breakpoint Jam tour kicked off last week at CocoaConf Columbus.

  • Breakpoints Live Near WWDC 2013, Wed 6/12! Save the date!

    May 28, 2013

    Update Jun 9, 2013: Daniel Pasco will be joining the Breakpoints on trumpet and guitar!

  • Almost Dropped My iPhone Available on iTunes

    April 17, 2013

    Almost Dropped My iPhone, the second single by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, is now available in worldwide release on iTunes. Inspired by actual events, Almost Dropped My iPhone captures the full emotional range of this modern tale of momentary loss and redemption.
  • Breakpoint Jam Dallas

    April 10, 2013

    The spring tour continued in Dallas with our second Breakpoint Jam. There was a mix of ‘conditional breakpoints’ old and new joining in to play a set of James Dempsey and the Breakpoints songs for the crowd.
  • Chicago Breakpoint Jam Recap

    March 14, 2013

    Last Friday night at CocoaConf Chicago, we had a lot of fun at the first Breakpoint Jam. Thank you to those who stepped up as ‘conditional breakpoints’ for the evening to play a set of James Dempsey and the Breakpoints songs for the crowd.
  • Introducing the Breakpoint Jam at CocoaConf Chicago

    March 2, 2013

    Next week at CocoaConf Chicago, we are doing something new that we’re calling a Breakpoint Jam.

  • New Breakpoints Song at Renaissance!

    January 7, 2013

    James Dempsey and the Breakpoints will be debuting a new song at the Renaissance conference later this month. The song will be part of a noon performance on Wednesday, January 23rd, which will include old favorites along with the new single.

  • Hope to see you at Renaissance

    December 30, 2012

    Renaissance, the iOS app makers’ conference, is happening in San Francisco from  January 21-23. It looks to be an excellent event and I am excited to be a part of it.