Past Meetup

Theme: Swift 4 (Version 0x1)

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UPDATE! Please read below, section about tickets!

This first edition of the Swift Usergroup Netherlands is planned and filled to the brim with great content! We would like to welcome you on the 29th of august 2017.

The theme for this evening is Swift 4 and we have some great speakers that will kickstart your Swift 4 learning.

We have the following lineup for you:

Donny Wals - JSON and Swift, Still A Better Love Story Than Twilight
This talk will take you on a journey from Swift 1.0 and the pyramid of doom all the way through SwiftyJSON and the encoding protocols in Swift 4.0. You'll see why SwiftyJSON might still be the best option you shouldn't use and why Swift 4.0 still doesn't have the perfect solution. This talk is all based on personal experiences and will be driven by several real world examples. By the end you should be fully up to speed in the JSON department and you'll know how to determine the best JSON handling strategy for your own apps.

Erwin Zwart - Future Profing Swift
When change of code is a given, how can you write your code in such a way that has buildin flexability without doing massive refactors? Erwin talks about planning for change, drawing an outline for the future without being too specific now.

Sidney de Koning - Swift 4 Strings
One of the most fragmented but yet powerfull API's in Cocoa got (partly) re-written for Swift 4 - and with more to come. Sidney talks about what changed, what do you need to know and how can you use it too.


For this meetup you need an free ticket, you can get them here ( (entry can only be guaranteed if you have got both a ticket and RSVP'd 'yes' to this meetup)


18.00 - Doors open

19.00 - First talk + Q&A

19.30 - Second talk + Q&A

20.00 - Third talk + Q&A

20.30 - Drinks and discussion

Public Transport

If you are coming by public transport you can either take a bus or a ferry or bike to the north. It's a 5 minute bike ride from the IJplein ferry.
You can find more information at the route planner ( from the GVB.


If you are coming by car - you can park in the surrounding streets of Pand Noord. Most of it is free or blue zone (so you can park for max 2.5 hours if you have a blue disc).

Hope to see you on the 29th of august!

PS. If you would like to present a talk, please contact us or leave a comment below!