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 9th & 10th 2019, with workshops on September 8th!

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.

Speakers

Paul Hudson

Swift Author

Kelly Hutchison

iOS Engineer @ Reddit

Jordan Morgan

iOS Engineer @ Buffer

Eli Budelli

Head of Mobile @ Automattic

Dabby Ndubisi

iOS Engineer @ Shopify

Yuki Aki

iOS Engineer @ LINE Fukuoka

Kaitlin Mahar

Software Engineer @ MongoDB

Paige Bailey

Swift for TensorFlow

Anne Cahalan

iOS Developer @ Detroit Labs

Lea Marolt

Raywenderlich.com Contributor

Ishmael Shabazz

Indie App Developer

Jean-Baptiste Dominguez

Engineering Lead at Bitcoin.com

Laura Savino

iOS developer @ Adobe

Dave Verwer

Independent iOS Developer, Author of iOS Dev Weekly

Soojin Ro

iOS developer @ WEBTOON

Shai Mishali

iOS Tech Lead @ Gett

Marc Aupont

iOS Engineer @ Lickability

Tom Doron

Senior Engineering Manager at Apple

TBD

WIP

Meet the Hosts

Chris Britt

Freelance Magician & Emcee

Jaspellior

Game Streamer, Developer

Hector Matos

Lead Mobile Design Technologist @ DoorDash

Schedule

September 8

2:00 - SwiftUI Hands-on

2:00 - Super Easy Combine - This is an Awesome App Workshop

2:00 - Build a cloud-ready WebSocket server in Swift

2:00 - Bose AR SDK for Native iOS Workshop

2:00 - Swift on the Raspberry PI - Building A Circuit to Control an LED

2:00 - Fractal: Atomic Design Theory with Declarative UI (think SwiftUI for Today)

2:00 - Technology Experience Prototyping

2:00 - Professional Communication Skill-Building

September 9

8:30 - Registration & Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - SwiftUI for Production

10:30 - Parsing natural languages in Swift

11:00 - Break

11:30 - Streamlining Mobile Releases

12:00 - A Deeper Deep dive into Swift Literal

12:30 - Talk

12:40 - Truths Universally Acknowledged: Swift Design Patterns as Jane Austen Heroes

1:00 - Lunch

2:20 - Getting Started with Combine

2:50 - Talk

3:00 - The Life of an Image on iOS

3:30 - Swift for TensorFlow: machine learning with no boundaries.

4:00 - Break

4:30 - TBD

5:00 - Deeper into ARKit with CoreML and Turi Create

5:30 - TBD

6:00 - Closing / Announcements

6:30 - Party

September 10

9:00 - Breakfast

9:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - Making your app feel at home on iOS 13

10:30 - Encoding and Decoding in Swift

11:00 - Break

11:30 - SwiftUI in 25 Minutes

12:00 - App subscriptions - the good, the bad, and the ugly

12:30 - Talk

12:40 - What Swift devs can learn from C++

1:00 - Lunch

2:30 - Extending UIColor to Support Custom Styling

3:00 - Building the Server-side Swift ecosystem

3:30 - Introduction to AsyncHTTPClient

4:00 - Break

4:30 - Swift Without Screens - Powering Connected Devices

5:00 - Let’s play with Bitcoin Cash using Swift

5:30 - TBD

6:00 - Closing / Announcements

Workshops

SwiftUI Hands-on

Paul Hudson

Come and get a crash course in SwiftUI development, learning how it works and how to get started building real apps in just two hours. We'll be covering all the most important UI components and view modifiers, diving into state management, trying out animations, and also going over the most important tips and tricks to help you get up to speed with SwiftUI as fast as possible – all while building a real project.

Super Easy Combine - This is an Awesome App Workshop

Paul Solt

What is Combine? Do you need to know Reactive Swift? How can you use Combine in a real app?

If you don't know where to start with Apple's latest framework, join this workshop to upgrade your skills with Combine, SwiftUI, and asynchronous app design. In two hours, you'll create a data-driven app that connects to SwiftUI using Combine's reactive programming.

Build a cloud-ready WebSocket server in Swift

Ian Partridge & Sanjeev Ghimire
In this workshop we'll create a real-time streaming app using the WebSocket protocol. We'll build a Swift server on your Macbook using the Kitura framework and connect it up to an iOS app. Next it's time to build your server into a Docker microservice, deploy it into a cloud-ready Kubernetes cluster, and make it bullet-proof with monitoring, scaling and failover. Sounds complicated? We'll make it easy and fun. Learn some key skills, and get on the road to being a full-stack engineer.

Bose AR SDK for Native iOS Workshop

Bose AR

Bose is enabling developers and creators to make a sound first approach to augmented reality. Through an innovative availability of sensor-driven, head movement and spatial sound capabilities, you can create new experiences that compliment the use of new Bose AR-enabled wearables finding their way to millions of users in 2019.

Swift on the Raspberry PI - Building A Circuit to Control an LED

Marc Aupont

In this workshop, we will build a simple circuit that allows us to control an LED. If time permits, we will also build a simple iOS app that also controls this LED. We will build our circuit using various electrical components that are driven by a Raspberry PI and Swift. This workshop will be very much hands-on! No electrical engineering or circuit design experience is necessary.

Fractal: Atomic Design Theory with Declarative UI (think SwiftUI for Today)

Jon Bott

SwiftUI is all about reusable Components with Declarative UI, and you don't have to wait for those benefits. Come learn how to build your apps with reusable components and write it in simple to compose code with Fractal, an opensource Design System from Mercari.

Rapid Prototyping • Quick Rebranding • Reusable UI • Minimum Code

PROBLEMS: • keep duplicating UI code? • need rapid prototyping for User Testing? • need a style-guide for unifying your UI? • need to rebrand quickly?

If so, Fractal is for you! In this workshop we'll also cover how Fractal can help you prepare for Swift UI, by covering the basics of Atomic Design Theory, building reusable components to use today, and leverage Fractal to quickly build your own brand and build out new screens with a minimum of fuss.

Technology Experience Prototyping

Carson Ramsden & Mark Stuenkel

This workshop will be hands-on and participants will sketch out ideas, build physical and digital prototypes and test their experiences. During this session you’ll learn detailed best practices about each area of experience prototyping from planning, building, prototyping and learning.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • sketching sessions
  • rapid prototyping
  • role playing with people and technology
  • synthesis of the experience prototype

Professional Communication Skill-Building

Chris Britt

Communicating with others is a skill that everyone can get better at. The process of hearing and being heard are critical skills in your professional and personal life. This workshop gives you the opportunity to try out new tools for communicating effectively. Participants will work in pairs with guided exercises that help in unlocking new skills. Although these exercises are designed to be low-stress, there will also be relaxation area of the workshop where you can choose to opt-out of participating for whatever reason. Come join us for this fun and practical workshop!

Workshops are free for all try! Swift NYC ticket holders. Each workshop will take place on Sunday, September 8th from 2:00 - 6:00pm in various offices around NYC. Those who purchased a ticket will receive an Eventbrite email with further instructions on how to select a workshop in mid-August.

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Testimonials

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

Matias Seijas

iOS Developer at Tanooki Labs

Alvin Varghese

Founder of Swift India

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Conference Venue

Travel

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 $199.00 + taxes / night. Book your stay at the try! Swift Attendee Booking Link, this rate is available until August 12th 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 G1909SWIFT.

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 9th and 10th, with various optional workshops on September 8th. 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].
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