- SOHI @ Appcues : React Native and iOS at Scale !!
Welcome back for another great Swift Office Hours meetup! This month Appcues has graciously offered to host us so we'll be at their office Thursday, May 31st. Appcues is a user experience tool that delivers beautiful and effective guided product tours that improve usability and user engagement through unique interactive tutorials. No code necessary! Our first talk tonight will be given by Ray Deck, CTO at Element55. He will be giving a deep dive into the current state of React Native and why you as a Swift developer should care about the advancements being made. Following up on that talk will be Brad Smith, senior iOS engineer at Wayfair. He'll be giving an in depth talk on iOS at scale and the challenges they have overcome as they build an app with one of the largest iOS teams in Boston. ONE MORE THING! As most of your probably know, Swiftfest (http://swiftfest.io/) is a new conference being held here in Boston this June. They have graciously provided us with a tickets to raffle off for our members. So be sure to show up for this Meetup for your chance at a ticket to attend next month! And as always, there will be food and beverages available. Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00pm : Network and have some food/drinks 7:00 - 8:00pm : Speakers 8:00 - 8:30pm : Mingle, get help with code, eat some more food Looking for a career in iOS development? We get approached by a lot of local Boston companies looking for iOS developers and several of you have reached out looking for work. We want to help the Swift community create a more open and structured way to connect with these companies. If you think we could help, please contact me at [masked]. Getting Here: Appcues is located at 54 Canal Street, 5th Floor, Boston. Transit - Appcues is closest to the Haymarket T-stop, which is accessible by the Green or Orange lines. Driving - Plenty of street parking around the building, or the Government Center Garage is across the street. Poster design by Aaron Tenbuuren (https://dribbble.com/aaron10buuren)
- Exploring Test Driven Development and What's new in Swift
It's been awhile! After the short hiatus we are returning with two wonderful talks scheduled to be given at our home turf of Intrepid. Our first talk will be given by S. Wingchi Wong, one of our talented iOS developers here at Intrepid. He'll be showing off his skills with Test Driven Development (TDD), and providing insight into how he's able to rapidly go from product specs to fully functional apps. This will include networking along with UI logic coverage. Buckle up for "The Test and the Driven"! After that Marc Prud'hommeaux will be discussing one of the best new features in Swift that was added in 4.1, Conditional Conformance. This is a powerful addition that allows types to conditionally conform to protocols. Marc will be discussing the new abillities this feature adds, and also how it has improved the standard library itself. ONE MORE THING! As most of your probably know, Swiftfest (http://swiftfest.io/) is a new conference being held here in Boston this June. They have graciously provided us with tickets to raffle off for our members. So be sure to show up for this Meetup and the May Meetup for your chance at a ticket! And as always, there will be food and beverages available for attendees. Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00pm : Network and have some food/drink 7:00 - 8:00pm : Speakers 8:00 - 8:30pm : Mingle, get help with code, eat some more pizza Looking for a career in iOS development? We get approached by a lot of local Boston companies looking for iOS developers and several of you have reached out looking for work. We want to help the Swift community create a more open and structured way to connect with these companies. If you think we could help, please contact us at [masked] Getting Here: Transit - We are closest to the Kendall T-stop and the Lechmere stop. Driving - Parking is available after 6pm around the building.
- What's new with ARKit
What we'll do: Guled is one of Intrepid's iOS developers and he has dived head first into experimenting with the new ARKit library. He will show off ARKit code samples, what's new with the new ARKit 11.3 update and maybe even a cool demo! We hope to see you there! Transportation: We are a short walk from both the red line Kendall T stop and an even shorter walk from the green line Lechmere T stop. Parking: Plenty of parking on the streets
- Second Annual Swift Office Hours Launch Party!
WOW IT HAS ALREADY BEEN A YEAR! Thank you everyone for attending these events and making it so much fun to run! We really appreciate all of the support. We are bringing Swift Office Hours back home to the Intrepid office and couldn't be more excited for 2018! We have two awesome speakers this month who are both senior developers at Intrepid. 1. Bob Gilmore: Capture Lists and Weak references in Swift 2. Pat Butkiewicz: Code Signing on iOS Schedule: 6:30-7pm : Eat and Talk 7-8:30pm : Speakers 8:30pm-9pm: Code, Eat, and Talk Looking for a career in iOS development? We get approached by a lot of local boston companies looking for iOS developers and several of you have reached out looking for work. We want to help the Swift community create a more open and structured way to connect with these companies. If you think we could help, please contact us at [masked] MBTA: We are not too far away from the red line Kendall T-stop and also the green line Lechemere T-stop. Parking: Plenty of parking around the building.
- Intrepid Swift Office Hours at Wayfair
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.
- Swift Office Hours @ Google
Hope you're ready, because this month we will be hosted at Google! They have graciously offered to host us at their Cambridge office located right in Kendall square. Speakers: We have two speakers lined up for you this month. 1. David Ohayon is an engineer on the Fastlane (https://fastlane.tools/) team and he will be talking about working on open source tools and the Fastlane (https://fastlane.tools/) build system. 2. After that Maya Saxena from Intrepid will be showing off the power of Vapor (https://vapor.codes/) by using it to back an iOS app and a web app at the same time. Be sure to RSVP quickly as spots are limited and they will fill! Getting there: Google's office is located right in Kendall square at 355 Main St, Cambridge near Legal Sea Foods. There is a giant Android mascot visible through the entrance so you shouldn't miss it. When you get there: You'll need a photo ID and will check in at security. They will direct you to the correct floor. Transit: The easiest way here is on the Red Line. Just get off at the Kendall stop and walk west a couple of blocks. Parking: The Kendall Center Green Garage is located right next to Google so that will be the most convienent if you are driving. Otherwise there is the Kendall Square South Garage just up Third street by Za. What if I can't find the location? Feel free to just call me on my cell (339)[masked]
- Swift Office Hours @ Rue La La!
This month we will be at Rue La La! Their lead iOS engineer, Glen Yi, will be giving an awesome talk on how Rue La La has been using "Swift Protocols and Generics". There are limited spots so please RSVP as soon as possible! When you get there: You need to bring a photo ID and check in at security, and then you can come up to the 3rd floor. Traveling by T: A short walk from both South Station (Red Line/Commuter Rail) and Broadway Station (Red Line). Parking and Transport: If you're driving, we recommend entering "229 A Street", (the address of the back door) as there is another Channel Street in Boston. There is a parking garage located behind the State Street building next door that offers daily rates. You will turn onto Iron St. off of A St. and follow to the end where you'll see the Channel Center Parking Garage. When walking from the garage, they are in the brick building between Iron Street and Barlow's Restaurant. There is a big "20" plaque right outside the entrance on A street. There is also another parking lot across on A street and metered parking on A street. Just make sure you read the signs for non-resident parking hours. Parking info: 284 A St. Channel side lot. After 3 p.m. it's a flat rate of $8 and it's just around the corner from Rue La La offices What if I can't find the location? Feel free to just call me on my cell (339)[masked]. Additional info on Protocols and Generics: • https://ashfurrow.com/blog/protocols-and-swift/ • http://waynewbishop.com/swift/generics/
- ShOH and Tell
ShOH and Tell This week we are back at the Intrepid offices, and we have a great night planned. Instead of the usual speaker style this event will be more personal. It's Swift Office Hours show and tell! Hot on the heels of WWDC and all of the new iOS 11 features announced, this will be the perfect opportunity to show off and learn all about them. If you've wanted to show off a personal project of your's or something that you are really excited about now's your chance. To keep the night moving each project will get 5 minutes to show off and 2 minutes for Q&A. There will be plenty of time to ask more questions after all presenters are done though. We already have a lot of great people interested in showing off their projects, and you can too. Just follow the link below to signup with your name and the project you're looking to showcase. Slots are limited, so it's recommended that you signup soon. If we haven't filled up by the night of the event then signups will be available at the door as well. Projects: • ARKit prototypes • iOS app that helps the blind • Drawing app that puts a real spin on things • A stock app that's 🔥 • (your project here) Signup Link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQXcALKR-WEsGwsJCASqfkCvVMUYJyintvR6Ycp05BBeYU8g/viewform
- SOHI @ Facebook 🎉
This week we will be at Facebook. 🎉 They have graciously offered to host us and will also be providing a talk by two of their engineers. Build Systems and A/B Testing at Massive Scale Build systems and A/B testing are two vitally important aspects of creating high quality products. And at the scale of Facebook this becomes even more apparent. Guest speakers Sam Voigt and Doug Scandrett will be talking more in depth about how they tackle these difficult problems and are able to achieve the high standards necessary at Facebook. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Native You may have heard of this new thing called React Native. In this talk I'll be showing you how to setup the iOS portion of a React Native app to use the superior iOS development language, Swift. Then we'll walk through how to build native components for your React Native app using the React bridging framework. Parking and Transport We will be at Facebook's Boston office. It’s located within the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) on the 8th floor. The CIC is conveniently located next to the Kendall Square Red line stop. (Please see message board for more details about this event)