FAQ - try! Swift World


What is the format of try! Swift World?

try! Swift World is a series of ongoing workshops - new workshops posted weekly. Each workshop is limited to a group of 10 participants to keep it small and private. Think of it as getting personal time with a top Swift developer. The workshops last up to 2 hours and include about an hour of interactive content (prepare to get hands on and code along!), and the rest of the time is used for questions, casual discussion, networking.

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 encourage your team to attend workshops and give them the time to do so.

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

Why is there a fee for the workshops?

The workshops are run by very busy professional Swift developers from around the world. They are taking time out of their schedule to provide a personal workshop for you and answer all of your questions. The workshop fee goes toward paying instructors for their time and to support try! Swift in continuing to organize workshops in a sustainable way moving forward.

What if I can't afford to attend?

We want everyone to be able to attend try! Swift World. To make that happen, we have partnered with several great sponsors (including annonymous donors) to provide diversity and economic hardship scholarships. Please apply for a Diversity Scholarship here and Economic Hardship scholarship here.

If you would like to sponsor one of our scholarships, please contact us at [email protected]

What is the refund policy?

Since workshops are sold on a tight week-to-week schedule, we cannot provide refunds. However, email us if you'd like to transfer your ticket to someone else.

Will the workshops be recorded?

Each workshop is meant to be a private experience where we want the attendees to share their video and be comfortable asking questions / contributing to the discussion and making mistakes. To facilitate this type of safe comfortable experience, we will not be recording the workshops.

What do I need for each workshop?

Workshops are run via Zoom. You will need a stable internet connection and headphones (to reduce chance of echo). Each workshop will also include certain requirements that will be sent out to you after registration - such as having the latest version of Xcode. Be prepared to follow along in Xcode as many workshops are hands-on and interactive.

I am a beginner. Is it ok for me to attend the workshops? What can I expect from other attendees?

Yes, of course! Some of our attendees are beginners. That said, some workshops are meant for more advanced developers and this will be stated in the workshop description. You're still welcome to attend, but you might not be able to keep up. We highly recommend learning as much basics as possible before the workshops. The workshops will help accelerate your learning and make connections with others who have been in your shoes before (aka everyone!). We encourage all our attendees to keep a beginner’s mind and provide a friendly and harassment-free environment. You can view our Code of Conduct here.

Is there a CFP for teaching a workshop?

Yes - please apply here.


What should I do if I have a question that is not on this list?

No problem! Just email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

To purchase your ticket, just go here. We look forward to seeing you there!