#1: While Your App is Sleeping #2: GameplayKit: Beyond Games #3 bonus Sam Soffes

Swift Language User Group (San Francisco)
Swift Language User Group (San Francisco)
Public group


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'll open with 2 short lightning talks. One from Sam Soffes (https://twitter.com/soffes) on a library he open sourced and one from Agnes Vasarhelyi (https://twitter.com/vasarhelyia), iOS/Mac developer at Prezi on the evolution of her beer brewing app.

We'll then roll to:

Talk #1: While Your App is Sleeping

With Background Transfer Services, apps gained the capability to run networking requests in the background, even if the app has been terminated. This talk will go through how to change your networking requests to background compatible and navigate the speed bumps.

About your speaker, Gwendolyn Weston

Gwendolyn Weston is a developer at PlanGrid where she works on version control for construction blueprints. Outside of that, she likes to rock climb and obsess over the colour purple.

Talk #2: GameplayKit: Beyond Games

GameplayKit is full of famous algorithms, design patterns and utilities, broadly used in the game development realm. Right after Apple announced it, whispers started to spread around Moscone and adjacent neighbourhoods: what if we could use this great toolbox for regular apps development? Join Sash in exploring repurposing of GameplayKit!

About your speaker, Sash Zats

Sash leads the iOS team at Wondermall. He started developing for iOS back when it was just Objective-C! Being a big fan of creative solutions, he believes in repurposing technologies as long as they work great and solve problems in the best way possible.


6:00pm: Doors open. Look for the doorman standing outside the building.

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

7pm: Presentations + Q&A. We'll have a very short break between presentations.

After, you're welcome to stay and chat.


The Realm office is on Townsend St. between 2nd and 3rd.

Look for the doorperson standing outside the building. He or she will guide you up.

Getting there:

• 5-minute walk to the King St. Caltrain station. 20-minute walk from the Powell St. BART Station.

• Bike Parking. We don't have bike racks, but you can bring your bike up, but you'll need to carry it to the 2nd floor. The building doesn't have an elevator.

Thanks to:

Realm (http://realm.io/) for hosting and providing food + drinks

Call for speakers!

We're looking for speakers! Know anyone? :) We hope so! Please fill out this short talk proposal form. (https://docs.google.com/a/realm.io/forms/d/1BsApmVGMZOz3R46nkE4BNAgle_dpzHjA8XNU-4WbmJM/viewform)

We have openings for lightning talks (up-to 10 mins) as well as longer talks (20-30 mins) talks.


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