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!

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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

Kaitlin Mahar

Software Engineer @ MongoDB

Brennan Saeta

Swift for TensorFlow

Anne Cahalan

iOS Developer @ Detroit Labs

Lea Marolt Contributor

Ishmael Shabazz

Indie App Developer

Jean-Baptiste Dominguez

Engineering Lead at

Laura Savino

iOS developer @ Adobe

Dave Verwer

Independent iOS Developer, Author of iOS Dev Weekly

Soojin Ro

iOS developer @ WEBTOON



Meet the Hosts

Chris Britt

Freelance Magician & Emcee


Game Streamer, Developer


September 8

2:00 - SwiftUI Hands-on

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

2:00 - Fractal - Atomic Design Theory in Practice

2:00 - Technology Experience Prototyping

2:00 - TBD

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

2:30 - TBD

3:00 - The Life of an Image on iOS

3:30 - TBD

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 - TBD

3:30 - TBD

4:00 - Break

4:30 - TBD

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

5:30 - TBD

6:00 - Closing / Announcements


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.

Build a cloud-ready WebSocket server in Swift

Chris Bailey & Ian Partridge
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.

Fractal - Atomic Design Theory in Practice

Jon Bott

Rapid Prototyping • Quick Rebranding • Reusable UI • Minimum Code

PROBLEMS: • Do you keep making the same UI across many screens • Do you want to do rapid prototyping for User Testing • Do you need a styleguide or unified UI/UX in your application • Do you have to rebrand quickly • Does matching UI mocks mean: recompile, reposition, and repeat

If any of these are your problems, Fractal for you! In this workshop we'll briefly cover the basics of Atomic Design Theory, and start leveraging Fractal (Mercari's open sourced Design System) to quickly building your own brands, easily create reusable views, and build out new screens with a minimum of fuss.

Technology Experience Prototyping

David & Carson

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


More workshops will be announced in the next few weeks!

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 should have received an Eventbrite email with further instructions on how to select a workshop closer to the conference

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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

Matias Seijas

iOS Developer at Tanooki Labs

Alvin Varghese

Founder of Swift India

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Conference Venue

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].