Past Meetup

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

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

How to find us

Building entrance is next to the parking garage. There will be someone there to let you in. Please note that the building does not have an elevator and we are on the second floor.

Location image of event venue


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] .