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Intrepid Swift Office Hours at Wayfair

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This month the Intrepid Swift Office Hours will be hosted at the Wayfair office!! They have graciously opened their door to us, and there will also be three speakers from Wayfair discussing iPad games, ARKit, and Processing in Swift. Food and drink will be provided at the event. This won't be one to miss!

As before, please RSVP as soon as possible and make sure to bring a photo ID with you for checking into security.

SCHEDULE

6:30 - 7:00pm Food, Drinks, and Networking

7:00pm Intro from Intrepid, Talks Begin

THE TALKS

Making an iPad Game - Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy is an iOS engineer at Wayfair. He'll be starting off the night with a talk on building an iPad game for children.

Matt first learned to program in BASIC on an Apple II and has been publishing iOS apps since the App Store launched in 2008.

Swiftly Into ARKit - Zachary Gay

ARKit is one of the most exciting technologies to come out of iOS 11 and we at Wayfair are excited about it, too! In this talk, you’ll learn all about the basics of ARKit, how it works and why it’s so revolutionary, and then we’ll build a simple app together.

Zachary is a senior engineer on the iOS platforms team at Wayfair and was the lead engineer on Wayfair's recent 3D View In Room initiative. He's been developing iOS apps professionally for over six years and has been an AR/VR enthusiast for even longer.

Animating and Visual Arts Through Processing - Will Spurgeon

Processing is a language and development environment aimed at creating interactive computer programs with a focus on animation and visual arts. This project is a port of most of Processing's 2D drawing capabilities to Swift for use in macOS and iOS projects. Users with very little knowledge of programming can quickly and easily create drawings, interactive animated art pieces, or even simple games. Students, artists, designers, researchers, hobbyists, and seasoned iOS developers can all take advantage of this easy to use drawing library.

Will has been fooling around with iOS programming since high school. When he's not wasting time on incredibly unproductive pursuits like playing video games or binging Game of Thrones he's working on learning OS development. I mean, how hard can it be?

DIRECTIONS

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

TAKE GREEN LINE B/C/D/E TO COPLEY STOP:

Exit onto Dartmouth St. and walk past the Public Library. Copley Place is at the intersection of Dartmouth & St. James.

TAKE GREEN LINE E TO PRUDENTIAL STOP:

Walk through the Prudential Center, down the Back Bay Arcade, and over the Sky Bridge into Copley Place.

TAKE ORANGE LINE OR COMMUTER RAIL TO BACK BAY STATION:

Exit Back Bay Station onto Dartmouth Street. Cross the Street to Copley Place

BY CAR

FROM NORTH VIA I-95 OR I-93:

Follow Route 93 South. Take exit 26 North Station/Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive West to the Copley Square exit. Turn right onto Beacon Street and follow two blocks. Turn left onto Clarendon Street and follow five blocks. Turn right onto St. James Avenue and Copley Place will be on your left.

FROM WESTERN MA VIA MASS PIKE:

Follow Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to the Copley Square/Prudential Center exit 22. Follow the Copley Square Exit and take your first right onto Dartmouth Street and Copley Place will be on your right.

FROM SOUTH VIA I-95 & I-93:

Follow I-95 North to I-93 North. Take exit 18 for Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury. Follow the arrows to Massachusetts Avenue and turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Off of Massachusetts Avenue, turn right onto Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington Ave and Copley Place will be on your right.

PARKING

The Copley Place Garage is located underneath the building.

ARRIVAL

Once you are in the mall, please take the elevators near Williams Sonoma to the “sky lobby” level to check in at the security desk then proceed to the 7th floor of Tower 4. Please make sure you bring a valid photo ID for security.