Past Meetup

WWDC Swift Panel (w/ Nate Cook, Natasha Murashev, Chris Eidhof & more!)

This Meetup is past

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148 Townsend St. 2nd Floor · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Building entrance is next to the parking garage. We will not be serving alcohol at this meetup. A wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks and foods will be on hand though!

Location image of event venue


WE'RE SOLD OUT! We'll post the video within a week or so. Sign up: so we can email you the link (

NOTE: We have limited space! We'll open seats to the waiting list at 6:45pm SHARP.

If you're on the official guest list, please arrive by 6:45pm or we'll give your seat away to someone on the waiting list. This will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make it fair for those who RSVP, we will be checking names at the door. Thanks!

A magical evening, 100% devoted to Swift, featuring a panel discussion with:

• Ash Furrow, iOS at Artsy (

• Ayaka Nonaka, ‎iOS at Venmo (

• Chris Eidhof of (

• Jeff Hui of Fox (

• Natasha Murashev AKA Natasha The Robot (

• Nate Cook of NSHipster (

The panel will kick off with a retrospective into the last year of Swift, move to discussing this year’ WWDC announcements, and end with your questions.

Panelist Bios:

Ash Furrow

Ash Furrow cut his teeth at 500px ( Later, he moved on toTeehan+Lax (, Canada's leading design agency. Now he works at Artsy (, an amazing company whose goal it is to make art as popular and accessible as music. He is an open source enthusiast, author and co-author of several books, including "Functional Reactive Programming on iOS". Tweet him: ashfurrow (

Ayaka Nonaka

Ayaka leads the iOS team at Venmo, where they’ve recently started shipping Swift. She’s been developing for iOS since iOS 4, working on side-projects during school. Now she’s really into open-source development, with an unintentional focus on language and linguistics. Tweet her: @ayanonagon (

Chris Eidhof

Chris spends most of his time building iOS and Mac apps, such as Scenery ( He created UIKonf (, a popular conference for iOS developers and (, and is wrote a book on Functional Programming in Swift ( Tweet him @chriseidhof (

Jeff Hui

Jeff is a former iOS software engineer at Pivotal Labs ( Currently, he writes clojure by day and Swift by night. He’s a core team member of the Cedar and Quick. Besides that, he is the creator of Nimble (, Cedar Xcode Plugin (, and Fox ( Tweet him @jeffhui (

Natasha Murashev

Natasha Murashev is an iOS Engineer at Capital One and secretly a robot. Natasha writes about iOS and Swift on her blog, (, and curates the latest Swift and WatchKit resources for her weekly Swift Newsletter ( Tweet her: @NatashaTheRobot (

Nate Cook

Nate Cook ( is an independent web and application developer who writes frequently about topics in Swift (, and the creator of ( Tweet him @nnnnnnnn (

About your Moderator: JP Simard

JP's an Objective-C and Swift engineer at Realm, a fast mobile database. He’s also the creator of jazzy ( (the Swift and Objective-C documentation tool Apple forgot to release) and a co-organizer of the SLUG (i.e. this meetup), which is the largest Swift user group in the world. Tweet him @simjp (


6:00pm: Doors open.

6:30 - 7pm: Refreshments and snacks. We will not be serving alcohol at this meetup. We’ll have plenty of other drinks available, along with food for omnivores & vegetarians.

7pm: Panel + Q & A

After, you're welcome to stay and chat.

Location? Just a 15 minute walk from Moscone.

The Realm office is on Townsend St. between 2nd and 3rd. Map (,+San+Francisco,+CA+94107/@37.783879,-122.401254,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7fd7da8f47a1:0x3e921b87e0d452eb)

5-minute walk to the King St. Caltrain station.

Bike Parking?

We don't have bike racks but you're welcome to bring your bike into the office. However, you'll need to carry it to the 2nd floor as the building doesn't have an elevator.

Thanks to:

Realm ( for hosting and providing food + drinks


Email: Arwa - [masked]