try! Swift Conference is an international community gathering about the latest advancements in Swift Development. The event is about bringing together talent from all around the world to collaborate and share advanced knowledge and techniques to improve Swift craftsmanship. Coming again to New York City on September 4th & 5th 2018, with workshops happening on September 3rd!

Follow us on Twitter at @tryswiftnyc for the latest updates and announcements!

We are committed to providing a safe space for all of our attendees, speakers, and volunteers. Our Code of Conduct can be read in full here.

Meet the Speakers

Ash Furrow

Compassionate Engineer at Artsy, Author

Erica Correa

iOS Engineer at XO Group Inc

Sebastiaan de With

Ex-Apple Designer and Photographer

Audrey Tam

Writer for

Tom Harrington

iOS and Mac Developer, Co-Author, Radio DJ

Christina Moulton

Freelancer, Author, Sailor

Daiki Matsudate

Freelancer, Open Source Contributor

Bas Broek

iOS and tooling developer at XING

Logan Wright

Vapor, Open Source Contributor

April Wensel

Founder of Compassionate Coding

Kentaro Matsumae

Software Engineer at Mercari, Studies Machine Learning

Leah Culver

Co-founder and CTO of Breaker

Kaya Thomas

iOS engineer at Slack, Founder of We Read Too

Gopal Sharma

Technical Architect at Surya, Former iCloud Engineer at Apple

Berta Devant

iOS developer @Novoda, Director of Women Who Code Barcelona

Jon-Tait Beason

iOS Engineer at Glowforge

Peter Steinberger

Founder of PSPDFKit


Founder of Flight School, Formerly Apple, NSHipster

Alicia V Carr

Founder of Purple Evolution, Inc (PEVO)

Felix Krause

Creator of Fastlane

Many more amazing speakers will be announced in the next few weeks! Follow us on Twitter at @tryswiftnyc for the latest updates and announcements!

Meet the Hosts

Cate Huston

Gwendolyn Weston


September 3

2:00 - Understanding Function Composition with Setters

2:00 - Adding Cryptocurrency Support to your iOS App

2:00 - Kotlin: Through the looking glass

2:00 - Making your app more accessible

2:00 - Deploying Your First Vapor API

2:00 - More Workshops will be Announced Soon!

September 4

8:30 - Registration & Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - Circumventing Fear of the Unknown

10:30 - Taken For Granted

11:00 - Break

11:30 - Understanding the Machine Learning Behind Common iOS Use Cases

12:00 - TBD

12:30 - Idea to launch - the start of a startup

1:00 - Lunch

2:30 - Swift on Server: Are We There Yet?

3:00 - Making it Generic

3:30 - Let Them Say What They Want: Adding Siri Shortcuts

4:00 - Break

4:30 - Getting Started with Apple ML

5:00 - TBD

5:30 - Crafting a delightful tactile user interface

6:00 - Closing / Announcements

6:30 - Party

September 5

9:00 - Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - Trusting SDKs

10:30 - Swift NIO

11:00 - Break

11:30 - Memojis under the hood

12:00 - TBD

12:30 - Compassionate—Yet Candid—Code Reviews

1:00 - Lunch

2:30 - Super Resolution with CoreML

3:00 - Customizing Your Notifications for iOS 12

3:30 - Need for Speed: How XO Group Optimized their Image Loading Time on The Knot Mobile App

4:00 - Break

4:30 - Strings Seven Ways

5:00 - Make better our Swift

5:30 - Using your superpowers for good to change the world!

6:00 - Closing / Announcements


Understanding Function Composition with Setters

Stephen Celis
In this workshop we'll take a different approach to explore the foundations of functional programming: by focusing on functions and how they compose. We'll get comfortable with composition by defining and working with various operators, build an intuition for how function signatures connect, and bring things down to earth with some real-world applications for simplifying and improving your everyday code.

Adding Cryptocurrency Support to your iOS App

Tamar Nachmany
This workshop will be a chance for iOS engineers interested in the intersection of Ethereum and mobile to learn about supporting Ethereum transactions on iOS. We’ll leave time for people to discuss what they’re working on, so both beginners and people already working on Ethereum-iOS projects are welcome!

Kotlin: Through the looking glass

Jon Bott
Have you ever needed to consume a cross-platform library such as Charts for iOS and keep parity with your Android teammates? Or perhaps you've been curious about porting your app to Android, but don't want to deal with Java. Well, the good news is you can do this easily because you already know Kotlin - you just need some hands-on experience and to learn about the few small differences. Come take a look at how easy it is to learn Kotlin, build an android app, and find out what the hype is all about! It ain't all roses, but it _is_ a beautiful thing!

Making your app more accessible

Bas Broek
Go hands on with the accessibility APIs to make your app a better experience for everyone. By first exploring the different ways we can use our devices with the accessibility tools, you can get an idea of what it is like to use these tools, and where an app needs work to improve it. Work either on your own app or one of the great open source apps to improve your app for all users.

Deploying Your First Vapor API

Tanner Nelson & Logan Wright
This workshop is designed to help guide you through the deploy of your first Vapor API. We'll cover the basics of getting started with a new project, show some of the finer points of an API with Vapor, and ultimately, we'll cover how to deploy your project to the cloud. Let's be honest, building websites is cool, but until you have it live in the cloud, it always feels like something's missing. Come spend the day with Tanner Nelson and Logan Wright to learn more.

More workshops will be announced in the next few weeks! Workshops are free for all try! Swift NYC ticket holders. Those who have purchased a ticket will receive an email with further instructions on how to select a workshop in early August. Each workshop will take place on Monday, September 3rd from 2:00 - 6:00pm in various offices around NYC. Follow us on Twitter at @tryswiftnyc for the latest updates and announcements!

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Meet the Organizers

Natasha Murashev

Founder of try! Swift

Sara Ahmad

iOS Developer

Daisy Ramos

Mobile at NBCUniversal

Vaishnavi Srinivasan

Product Manager at Braintree

Satoshi Hachiya

Founder of Pancake Meetup

Nino Sakuma

Designer / iOS Developer

Erica Millado

iOS Developer

Matias Seijas

iOS Developer at Tanooki Labs

Alvin Varghese

Curator of Swift Sparks

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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.
The special try! Swift Attendee Group Rate will be $185.00 + taxes / night. Book your stay at the try! Swift Attendee Booking Link, this rate is available until August 13th 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 the Try Swift- Attendee Group or Block Code TRYSWIFT18.

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 4th and 5th, with various optional workshops on September 3rd. 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].