Past Meetup

Building in Swift, with Javi Soto | Prototyping Magic, with Adam Bell

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

How to find us

Building entrance is next to the parking garage. Please note that the building does not have an elevator and we are up a flight of stairs.

Location image of event venue


• Building in Swift, with Javi Soto (

• Prototyping Magic, with Adam Bell (

Talk #1: Building in Swift, with Javi Soto (

Learn about some of the techniques put into practice to build the recently released Fabric mobile app using Swift to optimize the code for stability and maintainability, such as dependency injection, code generation, MVVM and error reporting.

About Javi:

Javier Soto is a Swift mobile engineer in the Fabric team at Twitter. Previously he worked on the Pebble iOS app, and has been working on iOS apps since 2010.

Talk #2: Prototyping Magic, with Adam Bell (

When was the last time you used an app that felt surreal, or broke the laws of physics? With modern apps becoming "flat and simple", apps that felt magical are becoming exceedingly rare! We'll be doing a deep-dive on how to prototype and build great interactive gestures and animations with Swift, so we can restore that sense of magic that's been lost with time.

About Adam:

Adam Bell is a Canadian iOS engineer who started out in the jailbreak community reverse-engineering and developing Open Source projects for the platform. When he’s not playing with Lego or training Pokémon, he’s usually playing with animations, music, prototypes, or messing with bits of software he probably shouldn’t. He's now currently working on the iOS App Experience team at Facebook and is helping maintain projects like Pop.


6:00pm: Doors open.

6:30 - 7pm: Refreshments and food. Food will be from Limon and will include options for omnivores, and vegans, and gluten-free folks. We will not be serving alcohol at this meetup, but we'll have plenty of soda options.

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

Afterwards you're welcome to stay and chat.

Recording: All our talks are recorded, so if you can't make it to the meetup you can still watch the talks about two weeks afterwards here (


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

Look for the door-person 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.

• Building entrance is next to the parking garage.

• 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.

• Please note that the building doesn't have an elevator and we're up a flight of stairs, so the venue isn't handicap accessible unfortunately.

Thanks to:

Realm 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 (

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

Questions? Email Chris at [masked]