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:
iOSDevUK 2019 路 September 3-6, 2019 路 Aberystwyth, 馃嚞馃嚙
Mobiconf 2019 路 October 4-5, 2019 路 Krakow, 馃嚨馃嚤
SwiftHeroes 2019 路 November 15, 2019 路 Turin, 馃嚠馃嚬


Previous events:

  • 31 May 2019
  • Computer Science, iOS, algorithms, eternal questions, Big O, Big Theta

Big O notation of your average app

Alt Conf @ London, 馃嚞馃嚙

Modern devices are way more powerful for users to notice a difference between bubble sort and merge sort. Or not? Should everyone know how to implement Ukkonen's algorithm if they develop a weather app? What's the "Big O" of your average app and how to determine it?

  • 31 May 2019
  • Security, pentesting, Xcode, iOS, frida

iOS Security 101-ish

mDevCamp @ Prague, 馃嚚馃嚳

In this talk we will briefly cover all layers of iOS security architecture, delve into secrets of Secure Enclave and discuss the most common mistakes and vulnerabilities to prevent them from happening in the future, as well as have a sneak peek into penetration testing done right.

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

Debug like a Pro v2

Appdevcon @ Amsterdam, 馃嚦馃嚤

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, 馃嚠馃嚬

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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

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

Augmented Reality in Swift

Apps Conf @ Moscow, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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

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

iMessage apps: from stickers to financial extensions in 30 minutes

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 馃嚪馃嚭

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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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鈥檚 perspective

CocoaHeads @ Moscow, 馃嚪馃嚭

A great product is not only about code, it is also about reliefing users鈥 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, 馃嚪馃嚭

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