Vadim Drobinin

Apple WWDC Scholarship winner, public speaker and freelance iOS developer.


I regularly speak at conferences and meetups. So far I spoke at 40+ events in 6 countries with the largest audience of 450 people. I hold workshops, taught at VK University and Summer Informatics School, and can speak at your conference or meetup.


Upcoming events:
mDevCamp 2019 · May 31st, 2019 · Prague, 🇨🇿


Previous events:

  • 14 Mar 2019
  • LLDB, Debugging, Xcode, skills

Debug like a Pro v2

Appdevcon @ Amsterdam, 🇳🇱

Some LLDB and Instruments magic to help everyone debug like a real pro. Second edition!

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • LLDB, Debugging, Xcode, skills

Debug like a Pro

Swift Heroes @ Turin, 🇮🇹

Some LLDB and Instruments magic to help everyone debug like a real pro.

  • 01 May 2017
  • iOS security, pentesting, jailbreak, privacy

Mobile Security Guide: How to start

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

An overview of various techniques of penetration testing as well as some theory on iOS security. Just because securing is harder than developing.

  • 03 Apr 2017
  • iOS security, Safari Extensions, content blockers, Swift

Safari Extensions: block content in 30 lines of code

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

Safari Extensions in all their beautifulness: from js-injections and html-changes on users’ phones to content blockers.

  • 02 Apr 2017
  • Augmented Reality, iBeacon, ARKit, Swift

Augmented Reality in Swift

Apps Conf @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

The most basic ideas of Augmented Reality development using Swift, and a summary of popular libraries for using markers and location-based tags.

  • 01 Apr 2017
  • iBeacon, energy saving, Xcode Instruments, MFI, Swift

The Energy Saving mode, iBeacon and MFI

Mobius @ St. Petersburg, 🇷🇺

An unusual usage of iBeacons, crafting custom trackers and energy saving while working with BLE.

  • 01 Jan 2017
  • Apple Pay, pentesting, Secure Enclave, TouchID

Apple Pay: delve into the details

CocoaHeads @ St. Petersburg, 🇷🇺

I hacked into Apple Pay and show you everything what is inside.

  • 15 Dec 2016
  • Waveroll, NRU HSE, Hacktrain, Vadim Drobinin

How to help a whole country with a small black box

NRU HSE @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

A short talk for National Research University Higher School of Economics on my achievements and projects (including HackTrain 2.0 event and WaveRoll.io app).

  • 01 Dec 2016
  • CareKit, ResearchKit, HealthKit, Apple Watch, sensors, MFI

Use them right: CareKit, ResearchKit, and HealthKit

CocoaHeads @ St. Petersburg, 🇷🇺

Let’s have a look at this really powerful toolkit released by Apple during last three years to both make profit and make people’s lifes healthier and safer.

  • 23 Nov 2016
  • iMessage apps, iOS 10, Stickers

iMessage apps: from stickers to financial extensions in 30 minutes

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

Show the real power of iMessage apps (besides playing with funny stickers of course).

  • 16 Feb 2016
  • Freelance, taxes, Upwork

Freelance for mobile developers

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

Pros and cons of being a freelance mobile developer in Russia (and not only), from looking for a job to applying for an Estonian e-residency card.

  • 01 Dec 2015
  • Usability, Keynote, UX, prototyping

UI/UX from developer’s perspective

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

A great product is not only about code, it is also about reliefing users’ pain. Here is how a developer can identify usability problems and test your target audience.

  • 01 May 2015
  • WWDC, Xcode, UI tests, Usability

UI Testing in Xcode

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 🇷🇺

Inspired by Apple WWDC 2015, a fresh overview of UI Testing tools in Xcode as well as a quick demo.