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HELLO

This is our first major meetup since the opening meeting. Welcome! Things are developing fast, and as part of our step-by-step rollout, this month we are launching the first track of a regular two track series of events. The second track (http://www.meetup.com/swiftly/events/192388892/) will be launching in early August, RSVPs open now.

As we build up steam, other events will follow.

TRACK ONE

Swift London | One

The first track is a monthly series of short presentations on Swift - one by a member of the group, one by a guest speaker - followed by a good chunk of time for questions and discussion. The two topics will be distinct, one with a practical focus, one with a broader scope.

TRACK TWO

Swift London | Hands On

Our second monthly track (http://www.meetup.com/swiftly/events/192388892/) will launch two weeks after, on Tuesday 5 August, and will be much more hands on. It will include workshops, study groups, pair programming, and group projects. The two tracks will be complimentary: things learnt in one can be practiced and played with in the other. You can reserve a place now.

THIS EVENT, WE PRESENT

Swift London | One
Monday 21 July[masked]pm

Guest speaker: Anthony Levings

Syntax and Symbols: The first hurdles to mastering Swift

Drawing on his own experiences, as well as common difficulties surfacing on Twitter, StackOverflow, and the like, Anthony will be giving a cautionary guided tour of optionals, passing closures, and other major new features of Swift. Handy for those coming fresh to iOS development, with some added emphasis for those transitioning from Objective-C.

Twitter: @anthonylevings (https://twitter.com/anthonylevings) | @sketchyTech (https://twitter.com/sketchyTech)

Group speaker: Roger Domenech

Making noise in the playground: Scene Kit for the casual coder.

An introduction to Xcode's Playground, with a practical focus on Scene Kit. A mixture of tool demonstration, basic Playground setup, Xcode integration, Scene Kit 3D object creation and custom shader use, with a little room for surprises (or Xcode crashes).

Twitter: @UChlab (https://twitter.com/UChlab)

NOTABLES

As per usual, the event proper will start at 6.30pm, but we have the room from 6pm so please feel free to come down before and grab a cup of tea or coffee, say hello to each other. If you'd like to stay on after, from 8pm we will be decamping to The Slaughtered Lamb (http://www.theslaughteredlambpub.com) | 34-35 Great Sutton Street | Route map (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Skills+Matter,+116-120+Goswell+Rd,+London+EC1V+7DP,+United+Kingdom/The+Slaughtered+Lamb,+34-35+Great+Sutton+St,+London+EC1V+0DX,+United+Kingdom/@51.523916,-0.1002514,18z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x48761b574f527be3:0x5cbcad177df0b525!2m2!1d-0.099142!2d51.524617!1m5!1m1!1s0x48761b50dc84cbb3:0x11b720e00abc3577!2m2!1d-0.101144!2d51.523307!3e2).

The event is held at Skills Matter (https://skillsmatter.com/locations/96-skills-matter-exchange) |[masked] Goswell Road | Map (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skills+Matter/@51.524617,-0.099142,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x48761b574f527be3:0x5cbcad177df0b525). We ask that after registering your attendance here, you take a moment to sign in as attending on their event page (https://www.skillsmatter.com/meetups/6466-swift-london-one).