Past Meetup

Meet the Tech: Swift (FREE)

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Cross Campus Downtown LA

Cross Campus Downtown LA, 800 Wilshire Blvd #200 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Take elevator to 2nd floor, enter the lobby and make a left to find us in the Lego Lounge room. // We strongly recommend taking public transportation!

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Having trouble keeping track of all the different programming languages and technologies you keep hearing about? Puzzled about exactly which things you actually need to learn? Not sure what all those different programming languages are good for?

Welcome to our Meet the Tech series! In this series of free sessions, we'll introduce you to different programming languages and technologies in a low-stress, friendly and welcoming environment. Learn all about a certain language or technology, what it can be used for, how it works, and take a look at a few things built using it.

Meet Swift

Heard people mention Swift and wondering what it is and if you should learn it? Heard that it's one of the most popular languages now even though it's only been around since 2014? Interested in iOS development?

In this session, presenter Maxim Safioulline will present a beginner-friendly introduction to Swift. You'll learn what it is, what it can be used for, see a few examples of what the language looks like, and you'll see a few demos of things built using Swift. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, too!


None! This session is suited for absolute beginners who have never written a line of code before or for those who know HTML/CSS or another programming language and are curious about Swift.

What to bring

If you wish to take notes, you might want to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. If you prefer you can take notes on a laptop or tablet, but there won't be any hands-on programming in this session.


Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com. We want to make sure everyone can participate!


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

As always, anyone is welcome to attend our classes and events - we are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. All attendees are expected to abide by our Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

Parking / directions:

We highly recommend taking public transportation, it's very convenient here! But there are some parking lots a short walk away; see this parking map ( for suggestions:

A big thanks to Cross Campus ( for hosting us!

Cross Campus Downtown LA is offering Girl Develop It LA 2 free months of coworking membership.

Your complimentary membership will give you access to the entire 2nd floor, Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm for one month at our DTLA location. Upon your arrival you will get a complimentary membership card. Keep you card on you as you are required to show it every time you come in. In addition to workspace you will have access to our rejuvenation room, showers, member only happy hours and lunches.

To take advantage, send an email to [masked] and mention Girl Develop It LA!