try! Swift is an immersive community gathering about Swift Language Best Practices, Application Development in Swift, Server-Side Swift, Open Source Swift, and the Swift Community. Coming again to New York City in September 5th & 6th 2017, with workshops happening on the afternoon of September 4th!

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Meet the Speakers

Matt Gallagher

Cocoa with Love

Paola Mata

iOS at BuzzFeed

Harlan Haskins

Former Swift @ Apple Intern

Craig Clayton

Julio Carrettoni

VP of mobile at Blue Trail Software

Tanner Nelson

Founder of Vapor

Neem Serra

St. Louis Techies Project Founder

Yasuhiro Inami

iOS at CyberAgent, Inc

Priya Rajagopal

Mobile at Couchbase, Co-inventor on 20+ US patents

James Dempsey

15-year Apple veteran gone Indie

Krunoslav Zaher

Founder of RxSwift

Sonam Dhingra

Senior iOS Engineer at ustwo

Ray Tsaihong

iOS at Line

Nataliya Patsovska

iOS developer

Paul Fenwick

Public speaker, developer, and science educator

Glenna Buford

Engineering Lead at Wooga

Helen Papanikolopoulou

iOS Developer at Workable

Kostas Kremizas

iOS Engineer at Workable

Meghan Kane

Independent Developer

Erica Sadun

Swift Open-Source Contributor, Author

Carl Brown

Swift on the Server at [email protected]

Dennis Pilarinos

Founder and CEO of buddybuild

Camille Fournier

Managing Director and Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma

Meet the Hosts

Cate Huston

Mobile Lead at Automattic


iOS at Glowforge

Chris Britt



Building an Interactive iMessage App

Craig Clayton
In this workshop, learn how to make an interactive iMessage app using Swift 3 and Xcode 8. In this app, you will be able to create an event and poll your friends to see who will be able to attend. Once your invite is sent, you will be able to keep track of which of your friends will be able to make it and which one of them will not. No programming knowledge necessary as all levels are welcome.

Conference Proposal Writing

Cate Huston
This workshop is designed to empower you to go out into the community and share your amazing work and knowledge. To help you get started speaking, we'll look at what makes for an effective abstract and bio, and how the right combination can position *you* as the right person to speak!

RxSwift: Reactive Programming in Swift

Ash Furrow
Reactive programming is a paradigm to simplify state management in software applications. RxSwift is an implementation of reactive programming in our favourite programming language. In this workshop, Ash Furrow will go into the details of how RxSwift works and how to incorporate reactive programming into your applications.

Contributing to Open Source Swift

Brian King
Swift has been open source for over a year with over 450 contributors, and contributing is a very rewarding experience. This workshop will help you setup your development environment, find a small bug to work on, and step through the development cycle. An accepted PR isn't the goal here, it is to explore the compiler, learn something new, and have fun. At the end of the day we hope to have everyone comfortable exploring and editing code, compiling Swift, and running the unit tests. Working on the compiler does require some comfort with C++, but if you're looking to stick to writing in Swift, there are still opportunities in the standard library and Foundation! The full development environment is pretty big, with the code taking up 2 gigs of space, and a full build directory taking up between 40 and 60! Given the time and space that this takes, all of the instructions we will be following will be sent out before the workshop. To get the most from the workshop time, we will request that you step through the instructions the week before the workshop. It's only a handful of commands, but it's a lot of time and bits!

Adding Machine Learning to your Apps

Meghan Kane
Apple released several frameworks in iOS11 that make it easier to add machine learning to your apps. In this workshop, Meghan Kane will walk you through adding machine learning capabilities to a sample app. This workshop will focus on the Vision and Core ML frameworks. No machine learning experience or previous knowledge is necessary - it will start with a brief overview of ML terminology. Just bring your laptop and curiosity!

Hello, World! to Server Side Swift!

Jonathan Guthrie
In this workshop you will learn hands-on by constructing a JSON REST API with authentication, session management, and database access using Swift and the Perfect toolkit, and walk away knowing you can conquer the server like you can master UIKit.


September 4

2:00 - Building an Interactive iMessage App

2:00 - Conference Proposal Writing

2:00 - RxSwift: Reactive Programming in Swift

2:00 - Contributing to Open Source Swift

2:00 - Adding Machine Learning to your Apps

2:00 - Hello, World! to Server Side Swift!

September 5

8:30 - Registration & Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - Flexible View Controller Interfaces with Swift 4

10:30 - Map and FlatMap Magic

11:00 - Break, by DOMO

11:30 - Practical Machine Learning for your iOS App

12:00 - Core Data Migrations and can we do better?

12:30 - Sponsored Demo

12:40 - Improving Swift Tools with libSyntax

1:10 - Lunch

2:30 - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To This Array

3:00 - MVVM at scale - not so simple...

3:30 - Creating Rich Custom UI Notifications

4:00 - Break, by Glowforge

4:30 - The Role of being Technical in Technical Leadership

5:00 - Swift Chatbots for Fun! and Profit?

5:30 - Server-side Swift Using Vapor

6:00 - Closing / Announcements

6:30 - Party, by Meetup

September 6

9:00 - Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - Modern RxSwift Architectures

10:30 - Exploring Natural Language Processing

11:00 - Break, by DOMO

11:30 - Swift 4 Codable

12:00 - Ship your mobile app in less than 10 minutes!

12:15 - Machine Ethics and Emerging Technologies

1:00 - Lunch

2:30 - Getting started with ARKit + tips and tricks

3:00 - Building a framework with Viper

3:30 - Error handling made easy

4:00 - Break

4:30 - Driving view state through data for fun and/or debugging

5:00 - Better Swift From the Foundation up

5:30 - Everyone is your user

6:00 - Closing / Announcements

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Meet the Organizers

Natasha Murashev

Founder of try! Swift

Sara Ahmad

iOS Developer

Daisy Ramos

iOS Engineer at Citi

Alvin Varghese

Founder of Swift India

Vaishnavi Srinivasan

Tech Lead at Capital One

Satoshi Hachiya

Pancake Meetup Founder

Nino Sakuma

Designer & Painter

Erica Millado

iOS Developer

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Conference Venue


YOTEL New York

YOTEL New York

YOTEL New York offers a comfortable, lively and tech friendly atmosphere at an affordable price. Premium Queen Cabins come with the signature ‘SMARTBED’ featuring Serta mattresses as well as free Wi-Fi everywhere. Guests can take advantage of the onsite restaurant ‘Green Fig’ and Terrace space for personal or client entertainment. Book your stay at try! Swift Attendee Booking Link, this rate is available until August 4th, 2017 or the room block fills. You can also make reservations by calling the Pre-Arrival Team directly (877) 909-6835 and identify yourself as being with Try-Swift Attendee Block or Block Code ‘TRY SWIFT’.

Discounted Parking

Spot Hero

To reserve your parking spot for try! Swift NYC, visit the try! Swift SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over New York.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter the code SWIFT2017 for an additional 5% off your parking reservation!

FAQ - try! Swift NYC

How is a Conference different from a Meetup?

A meetup is usually a small local gathering of people with shared interests that takes place monthly or weekly and lasts for about 2 - 3 hours each time, usually in the evenings. In contrast, a conference is a big international event that spans several days and that only typically happens once a year. We’re expecting 20+ international speakers and 300+ attendees from all over the United States and the world at try! Swift NYC!

By attending a conference such as try! Swift, you expose yourself to people and thinking about your field from all over the world, not just your locale. This will help you get ahead in your career - you will learn the latest technologies and have the opportunity to make connections with very important people in the global community.

What is the format of try! Swift NYC?

The main conference days for try! Swift NYC are September 5th and 6th, with various optional workshops on September 4th. To get the most out of the conference days, we highly recommend attending the workshops the day before the conference.

During the conference days, there will be 20+ international speakers giving 20-minute presentations each about various Swift topics such as Open-Source Swift, Server-Side Swift and Swift on Android, as well as using Swift for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS development, and anything new Apple has announced at their annual WWDC conference. There will also be a few presentations about other important career-related topics, such as design and workplace best practices.

In addition to 20-minute presentations by our impressive international speakers, attendees will have the option to attend one-on-one office hours with each speaker. The official office hours are timed at 20 minutes, but usually these discussions last much longer, making this the most valuable part of the conference for both attendees and speakers. Speaker office hours are relatively unique to the try! Swift conference - most conferences only have a 5-minute public Q&A after each talk. Make sure to take this opportunity to meet the speaker in person and ask them about any issues you’re facing in your code that they may be an expert on!

How can my organization get involved?

try! Swift is a community conference, and we really need everyone's help to make it happen! The easiest way to get involved is by attending. If you're a manager, we ask that you send your mobile team to the conference.

We are also looking for sponsors. If you’d like more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Other Events

Here are more opportunities to connect with the Swift community in NYC!

CocoaPods Peer Lab

    September 2nd, 10:30am

Brooklyn Swift Meetup

    September 7th, 7:00pm

CocoaPods Peer Lab

    September 9th, 10:30am

iOSoho Meetup

    September 12th, 7:00pm