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WWDC Livestreamed Swift Panel w/ Natasha M., Ayaka N., Ben S., Jesse S.

  • Jun 13, 2016 · 6:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  The event is first-come, first-served – only the first 200 will be admitted. RSVPing is required but does not guarantee entry.

We wish we had enough space for everyone, but we can only safely have so many people inside at once.

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

The lifestream will be on Periscope & on the Realm Twitter: @realm

Welcome to Monday Night Live! Now 100% Swift!

(Or maybe 98%, there's so much to talk about & we shouldn't restrict ourselves.)

Featuring a panel discussion with:

• Natasha Murashev, aka Natasha The Robot 

• Ayaka Nonaka, ‎iOS at Workflow 

• Ben Sandofsky, longtime software shipper

• Jesse Squires, iOS at Instagram

The panel will kick off with a retrospective into the last couple years of Swift, move to discussing this year’s developments across open source & WWDC, and end with your questions.


We will be live streaming the entire event! We hope that everyone, everywhere will be able to enjoy this panel.

Check back here on the day of the event to find the link.

In case you can't watch the live stream, don't worry! We're also recording the event, and we'll be posting the video shortly after the event. Sign up here to be emailed when the video goes up.

Panelist Bios: 

Natasha Murashev

Natasha is an iOS developer by day and a robot by night. She blogs about Swift, watchOS, and iOS development on her blog,, curates a fast-growing weekly Swift newsletter, This Week in Swift, and organizes the try! Swift Conference around the world (the next one is in NYC!). She's currently living the digital nomad life as her alter identity: @NatashaTheNomad.

Ayaka Nonaka 

Ayaka is an iOS engineer at Workflow, and was previously at Venmo on their iOS team. She’s a huge fan of Swift and has given talks on natural language processing in Swift, scripting in Swift, and a few other things. Recently she’s been writing at Learn Swift ↯ to show how powerful the language can be.

Ben Sandofsy

Ben has shipped software for over a decade, from tiny startups to giant enterprise companies.  He's worked on Periscope, Twitter for iPhone, and Twitter for Mac. He's a CodePath instructor, an advisor to Shyp, and was a technical consultant for HBO's Silicon Valley. On Wednesday, catch his AltConf talk, “Building Periscope Sketches.”

Jesse Squires

Jesse is a software developer who works on iOS at Instagram. He writes about Swift and Objective‑C on his blog at, and contributes to many open source projects on GitHub. He loves running and learning new things, and is fueled primarily by black coffee and black metal.

About your Moderator: JP Simard 

JP is an Objective-C and Swift engineer at Realm, a faster and easier to use mobile database. He’s also the creator of jazzy, SwiftLint and a co-organizer of the SLUG (i.e., this meetup), which is the largest Swift user group in the world.


6:00pm: Doors open for people with confirmed RSVPs.  

6:30 - 7:00pm: Refreshments and food. Food will include options for omnivores, vegans, and gluten-free folks. We will not be serving alcohol at this meetup, but we'll have plenty of soda options.

7:00pm:  Panel + Q&A

Afterward, you're welcome to stay and chat. 


It's just a 15-minute walk from Moscone, down toward AT&T Park.

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.

•  The building entrance is next to the parking garage. 

•  Bike Parking: You're welcome to bring your bike inside, but you'll need to carry it to the 2nd floor.

• Please note that the building doesn't have an elevator so the venue isn't handicap-accessible unfortunately. 

Thanks to: 

Realm for hosting and providing food + drinks.


Email Chris at [masked].

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  • Nikolas B.

    Thanks again to Realm for hosting this great session! For those of you who spend their Sunday mornings coding but don't want to do this alone, check out the iOS Peer Lab:

    June 22

  • Rohinton K.

    Some interesting insight.

    June 14

  • Prasanthi

    Is the live stream going on?

    June 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    A couple of us are outside now trying to beat the line. Will there be any early admission, or what time will doors open?

    1 · June 13

  • Dan C.

    Seems like at least 200 at this point, and door not opened yet.

    June 13

  • João M.

    Hey guys how big is the line right now? Can I still make it?

    1 · June 13

  • Abraham H.

    Food is mentioned in the meetup description. They mention a variety of options.

    June 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be snacks?

    June 13

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