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Swift Class + Hackday

  • Jul 12, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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This is the inaugural Swift Language User Group Hackday (a/k/a #slugfest!)  

You're welcome to attend either or both portions of the day. 

*** Schedule *** 

• 9:30am: doors open + coffee

• 10 am - 12pm:  Come to a free Swift class and learn the basics of the Swift language. We'll share our tips if you’re coming from Ruby, JavaScript, Java, or Objective-C.  (Note: you'll need some previous development experience to benefit from the class). 

It'll be a hands-on class; together we'll go through several code exercises that will lead to writing your first Swift app. 

We can't promise that you'll leave a Swift ninja, nor guru, but you will leave equipped with the tools and practical know-how to build brand new apps like never before.  

Stay for the hackday (and potentially win prizes!)  in the afternoon to apply your new Swift skills. We can't wait to see what you'll build!

Instructor Bio: JP Simard's an iOS engineer working on Realm, a modern data framework & database for Swift + Objective-C.  He presents on Objective-C and, more recently, Swift at conferences across North America.  

When JP's not in iOS mode, he enjoys listening to jazz and zipping around San Francisco on his bike. Catch him on Twitter: @simjp.

• 12pm - 1pm: Lunch (provided) 

• 1pm -  8pm:  Hackathon (w/prizes) Apply your new Swift skills to build projects and learn from your fellow classmates. 

• 6pm: Dinner (provided) 

•  8pm: we’ll organize a show & tell to share what we’ve built but also what we’ve learned about Swift!

Prizes packages will be awarded (by audience vote) to the best app and the most learned.  

Members of the winning teams will each receive books on our fave topic - Swift! including Functional Programming in Swift & Functional Reactive Programming on iOS. Plus, either 6 months or 1 year of credits to Treehouse.

*** Getting there *** 

We secured a space in the heart of Soma 

• Public Transportation:  7 minute walk to Montgomery St. BART Station. 20 minute walk to San Francisco Caltrain station. 

• Parking: Map of paid garages in the neighborhood. 

RideShare - we set up a ride share page so you can post your ride offers or requests.  

*** FAQ ***

1) I've never coded before, should I attend?

This class is not an introduction to coding. To benefit, you'll need some coding experience. 

2) What should I bring? 

* A Mac Laptop Installed with:

- either OS X 10.93, the latest version of Mavricks or 10.10, Yosemite beta.  You need this to participate fully in the class + hackday. (You're still welcome to watch if you don't) 

-  Xcode beta 3. Released free by Apple on Friday, July 11. Download it here. You'll need to register it to install.  https://developer.apple.com/swift/resources/

* Snacks + a re-usable water bottle

* If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own food.  We will have some limited vegetarian and vegan options.

2) I'm minor, can I participate? 

Yes, everyone is welcome. 

3) I've RSVPed here; do I also need to sign up on eventbrite? 

No. 

4) Who can I contact with additional questions?

Email Arwa, a co-organizer at: [masked]

5) Is there a Code of Conduct for this event?

Yes! All events organized by our group are subject to our Code of Conduct. Please make sure you are familiar with it before attending.

*** Thanks ***

For providing prizes:

 objc.io, publishers of Functional Programming in Swift

Sinch, App communications made simple.

Treehouse, Learn how to build websites & apps, write code or start a business.

For organizing and hosting: realm.io

For spreading the word: Founders Space

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  • Maxwell E.

    Had a great time! Check out www.getinsertpic.com if you are into using Gifs on OSX!

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great event - thanks for hosting and putting it all together!

    2 · July 14, 2014

  • Arwa J.

    July 13, 2014

    • Dianna

      Thanks Arwa!

      July 13, 2014

  • Ben M.

    Awesome event! Thanks to Realm for hosting and for the spread. Thanks to JP for his Swift skills and advice.

    If any of you are considering continuing the journey, join us at http://www.meetup.com/iWatch/ we have events focused on Swift and and building animations with Facebook's Origami. We're working towards being prepared to ship apps when the new platform launches.

    3 · July 13, 2014

  • Brian T.

    Really fun event! Great meeting new friends, best of luck to Realm with their launch!! :)

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Bruce Y.

    Really thanks for the event. Look forward to the next one!

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Xian

    Superb Swift event! 5 stars.

    Realm folks, good luck with your launch! Looking fwd to hearing more about it (e.g. via realm.io).

    2 · July 13, 2014

  • Benjamin D.

    Great work everyone. For a new language there were some sweet apps presented. Looking forward to seeing you at the next event. And thanks yo the sponsors...food and coffee...so clutch!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great secondary contest would have been most bug reports filed against Xcode 6 on (Open) Radar. Between the crashes, SourceKit errors and cryptic type errors, it's going to be a busy couple of months in Cupertino.

    Anyway, despite Xcode's rough edges, I had a great time. Thank you all.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • RDsouza

    AMAZING Meetup! Learned new skills and met new people and inspired to learn more!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Eric C.

    Absolutely awesome.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Bruce Y.

    Anybody is interested in hacking with us about a feature for our existing iOS app: Sobrr. We are just featured by VentureBeat. Please join us this afternoon.

    3 · July 12, 2014

    • Clarence L.

      Where can we meet up with your team? Sounds cool.

      July 12, 2014

    • Bruce Y.

      Sorry. We already started.

      July 12, 2014

  • Rauhmel, CEO, e.

    Housetaurant℠, http://housetaurant.com, a division of WHOmentors.com, Inc., is an iOS app to find fundraiser dinner parties. If you want to compete against Airbnb's Host Dinner program, email [masked] or SMS text[masked]

    July 12, 2014

  • Bruce Y.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • RDsouza

    I'm coming from San Jose and on Caltrain .. If I show up at 10:30, would it be too late?

    July 12, 2014

  • Brian T.

    Small room. If you were out drinking and partying last night, please use the restroom to pass gas. Thank you!

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does the "sold out" note at the top mean that if I just RSVP'd yes, it's too late?

    July 11, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      You're good. A few people Un-RSVPed earlier today opening up a few slots. You got one of them. :)

      July 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome!

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to have previous iOS app development knowledge?

    July 11, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      No, as long as you have some previous coding experience (in any language) you'll be fine.

      1 · July 11, 2014

  • Elaine

    If I don't have access to Xcode 6, will I still be able to participate?

    2 · July 7, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      The class is hands-on, so you won't get as much out of it without a Mac, but you're welcome to come watch.

      July 10, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      Apple just opened up x-code 6 beta. Down load her: https://developer.appl...­

      July 11, 2014

  • Alex P

    This was just announced: Xcode beta 3 is available for free with no dev account needed (it still requires reg): https://developer.apple.com/swift/resources/

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Louie P.

    What is the best way to get Xcode 6?

    July 8, 2014

    • Melissa

      Whoever admins the account may need to accept the most current terms of service etc in order to make iOS 8 Beta 3 show up as an additional tab next to iOS 7 SDK at https://developer.appl...­ - Xcode 6 is located on this second tab of the page if you scroll down a bit once you gain access to the tab

      July 10, 2014

    • Melissa

      It looks like it is available free here too https://developer.appl...­

      July 11, 2014

  • David K.

    As a learning resource for Swift, I’ve begun converting the Big Nerd Ranch Guide solutions to Swift. https://github.com/davidkobilnyk/BNRGuideSolutionsInSwift

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Sunil

    Are you streaming / recording?

    July 11, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      We'll be recording, but not streaming. The video will be posted after we complete editing, likely 7-10 days after the class.

      1 · July 11, 2014

  • RDsouza

    Oh yes!!

    July 10, 2014

  • Junto N.

    I'm really excited with this

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Zameer A.

    Is there a bike area?

    July 8, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      You can bring your bike into the building with you, but there won't be a specific bike storage room or rack.

      July 8, 2014

  • Danny G.

    Dev bootcamp students

    2 · July 3, 2014

  • Dianna

    Rose, are you sure this was the same event? This event is scheduled for 7/12 not 6/21.

    Organizers: if there is a need to sign up on eventbrite for this event, please put that info. in the description.
    Thanks!

    June 21, 2014

    • Dianna

      Thanks for the clarification Arwa, looking forward to the event. Are there any knowledge requirements for learning swift? I've had an intro course for objective-c and ios, but my c knowledge is pretty rusty.

      June 21, 2014

    • Tim A.

      Hi Diana, this is not going to be a general intro to programming, however any development experience should be fine. JP has a plan to help people relate to the content if they’re coming from languages like Objective-C, JavaScript, Ruby or Scala.

      June 23, 2014

  • Nikki L

    I won't be in town that weekend , is there any chance that another class can be held ? Thanks

    June 21, 2014

    • Arwa J.

      Unfortunately, we don't have another class scheduled, but we'll post the class video here We'll email when it's been posted.

      1 · June 23, 2014

    • Nikki L

      That would be great, thanks so much for organizing! :)

      1 · June 23, 2014

  • Siamak Ashrafi (.

    I will be giving a Swift (& Playgrounds) talk at Silicon Valley Code Camp (free) http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/Session/2014/swift-language-and-using-playgrounds

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • David M.

    Sounds like fun, but that's day two in Barcelona.

    June 12, 2014

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