A YouTube channel for Mac developers



MacDevs is a YouTube channel for Mac developers where misfits, rebels, troublemakers, and the ones who think differently share their knowledge about developing Mac apps. Videos are recorded by the speakers and information is provided so viewers can contact presenters with questions or comments. See the sections below if you would like to submit a video to the channel.

Note - The channel was originally called Back to the Mac which was an annual online conference.

Submit your video

If you would like to submit a video, please send an email that describes the presentation or demo that you would like to record. Include the items listed below in your submission. Keep in mind that presentations and demos should be less than 30 minutes. Accepted presenters will receive a follow-up email on how to submit their video.

  1. Title of the presentation or demo
  2. First and last name of the presenter
  3. Brief description of the presentation or demo that you would like to record.
  4. Links to your GitHub, Twitter, personal website, blog, etc.

Below are some ideas for presentations. Other topics are welcome as long as they are relevant to the Mac.

  • Command line tools built with Swift, Rust, Python, C++, etc.
  • Server side programming with Swift, Python, etc.
  • Machine learning on macOS
  • Using Swift and SwiftUI to develop native Mac apps
  • Utilize C++, Python, and other languages in a native Mac app
  • GPU programming with Metal
  • Scientific computing with Swift and Accelerate
  • Scientific computing on the Mac using Python, Julia, Rust, C++
  • Distributing Mac apps outside the App Store
  • Deploying Mac apps on the App Store
  • Creating Mac apps with Tkinter, wxPython, PyQt, etc. using Python
  • Developing and deploying Safari extensions

Recording your video

Presenters should record their presentation or demo at fullscreen resolution. This will ensure the videos are encoded at the highest quality for YouTube. Try to keep the duration of the video to 30 minutes or less. Presenters will be given a Dropbox link for uploading their video. See the resources provided below for information about recording videos along with some recommended software and hardware options.


If you would like to support this channel and its organizer, Gavin Wiggins, then please make a donation using the options given below. Thanks 馃榿.

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MacDevs since 2020.

MacDevs is an independent organization and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple, Inc.

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