Cingleton duex: Day one

The second annual Cingleton Symposium -- Ç deux -- kicked off at the Nelligan Hotel in Old Montreal tonight. Organized by Guy English, Luc Vandal, Scott Morrison, and Petra Mueller, it brings together the best in iOS and OS X developers, designers, and media, mixes them up like high octane cocktail, and let's amazing things result.

Guy kicked off the event by threatening attendees, just to get them in the proper mood, then Luc, Scott, and Petra set the stage for the evening.

This year's theme is scaling, and Jason Snell, editorial director of Macworld, PC World, and TechHive gave the opening keynote.

He showed his skills as a Basic programmer and then drew parallels between Apple and Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan, bookending Dan Moren's Apple as Star Wars talk from last year (see below).

While the first Cingleton topped out at roughly 70 attendees, this year's larger venue allows for over 100. Speakers for the rest of the event include Glenn Fleishman, Serenity Caldwell, Michael Lopp, Marco Arment, Molly Reed, Brad Ellis, Michael Jurewitz, Dan Moren, and Lex Friedman.

It's all being recorded for posterity by Thomas Unterberger, so if you missed the event, you'll be able to catch up on the talks. Last year's are available on Vimeo now.