- The first 90% == The last 90%
We all have our projects. Our challenges. Our current coding issues. When you feel like you’re 90% done with a project there’s another 90% lurking in the shadows. So come to the next Certainly Swift meetup and help each other solve a percentage of your last 90%! This is an open meetup where we help each other with our Swift programming skills and challenges. Whatever your skill level and whatever your challenge you certainly have something to offer. Bring your laptop, bring Xcode and bring your excitement for Swift because it will be time to write some of that last 90% Swift code. If you don’t have a project we will help you build your Swift knowledge. Location is “To-Be-Determined “ for this event depending on participation. I’ll set a location somewhere in the middle of us all (as best I can) around a week prior to the Meetup.
- Build an app with MapKit
We’re doing something a little different for this Certainly Swift Meetup. This is a little lengthy so bear with me... We’ll be building an app from scratch using MapKit. You’ll learn how to display the Apple Maps screen, request user permission for location access, place pins on the map and allow custom address inputs. As with all Certainly Swift meetups this will be a hands-on session. This is not just a presentation to watch. Bring your MacBook with Xcode and be ready to code with MapKit! Of course if you don’t have a laptop you’re encouraged to follow along, or better yet bring your iMac! There will be room. I have rented out the “Common Room” in the back of the Common Roots Cafe. This will be our own dedicated space with seating for 20, plus a flat-screen TV to allow you to follow along with the project. It will be a simple app and I’m planning for about 45 minutes to build it. That will leave time for questions and challenges to apply changes to the app you’ve made. Plus discuss any challenges you’re having in your own apps or Swift learning, in any framework. Finally if you missed the previous Meetup announcement I still have a gift for everyone who attends, a generous donation from Paul Hudson of the Hacking with Swift series. Please note the slightly earlier start time. We have the Common Room from 6:15 until 8:45pm. I hope to get started coding by 6:45, which will allow time for everyone to settle in and set up. Thank you in advance for your interest in Certainly Swift. I hope to see everyone there! - Dan P.S. It’s possible SwiftUI will be out of beta by the time of this meetup. However this app will be built using UIKit since I have zero experience thus far with SwiftUI. If this goes well, I will plan a SwiftUI session at a later date.
- Swift birds eat bugs for dinner.
This meetup is about helping and learning from other's in iOS and Swift development. The more heads we bring together the more likely we are to solve our current challenges and move our projects forward! Bring your laptop, Xcode and be ready to write some Swift code as this is an active coding group. There is no theme for this meeting, no presentation. It's sitting down with fellow developers to help and learn from each other. Even if you're entirely new to Swift we will help you get started in Xcode and on your way to App Development. - Dan O'Leary
- if case let’s write some Swift!
Please note the location has been changed from the original posting! We're meeting at Birch's Lowertown Tap Room. The original location, The Black Dog, will be having a Jazz night and would not be practical for a Meetup. Our fifth Meetup is coming up! Last time we worked though an issue in SpriteKit and talked UIPickerView’s. Plus all the new shiny distractions from WWDC. Come show off what you’ve created in SwiftUI! This is a live and active coding Meetup so plan on hands-on Swift coding. Bring your laptop, Xcode and whatever project you're working on. We work together to solve the latest challenge in front of you, so you can move immediately on to the next one.
- Force Unwrap!
Friends don't let friends force unwrap. Because the unexpected can often happen. But in this case it's a good thing... I have an unexpected weekend off from work and am able to host the first ever Certainly Swift Meetup this Saturday! It's short notice I know. But when opportunity arises you must seize the moment. So gather your laptop, commit your latest changes and come hang out at the Black Dog Café to write some Swift. We are here to help tackle the latest challenge in front of you in your project. Don't have a project? That's fine too because I can find some Swift challenges for you. =) If you can't make this Meetup be sure and keep your calendar clear for our next one on June, 20th. Also at the Black Dog.
- An @IBOutlet for @IBAction
The meetup is taking shape! After only two sessions we have formed a great outlet to work on Swift code alongside other developers. It's a casual setting, but we're not just talk, we're action. This is a live and active coding Meetup so plan on hands-on Swift coding. As usual bring your laptop and whatever project you're working on. We work together to solve the latest challenge in front of you, so you can move immediately on to the next one.
- Leave your Imposter Syndrome at home.
Our second Meetup of Certainly Swift is at hand! This is a live and active coding Meetup so you can plan on hands-on Swift coding with like-minded friends you didn't know you had. Everyone has something to contribute no matter your experience level with Swift. Bring your laptop, bring your questions and your Swift suggestions.
- Let's write some Swift!
Bring your laptop, we'll have a long table at Panera Bread where we can certainly write some Swift code. This is the first meeting of Certainly Swift so everyone will be new! This is an active coding group where we can discuss and write Swift. Whether you're working on an existing code base, starting a new project, or working through some tutorials, this is the place to do it alongside other Swift developers. I'll try to get a table near a power outlet and I will supply a power strip. But I can't guarantee the availability of an outlet, so plan for 2 hours of Xcode on battery if need be.