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  • January Meetup

    Shopify

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at the November meetup! The space at Connected was great, and they were excellent hosts. You can view the videos of presentations on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFkT-xKM8bAYTnoxvUXw7Mw Our next meetup with be on January 14th, at the Shopify office at 80 Spadina (*not* the new office at 620 King!!!). Take the elevator to the 4th floor. Speakers: * Simon McNeil will be talking about his capstone project from Sheridan College. It’s a great app that combines AR, Cognitive Services, and Cloud Computing. * Kyle Newsome will give a transparency report on his experiences putting on the amazing Swift TO conference this past summer. * Mark Collette: Lessons Learned with MVVM-C and RxSwift ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Presenting Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

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  • November Meetup

    Connected

    Hey everyone, Thanks to Loblaw Digital for hosting our September meetup. Kyle Newsome (https://twitter.com/kylnew) recorded the event, and you can see my talk on Shipping Industrial Strength Mobile Apps on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91qsm6yiEbg&feature=youtu.be). Our next meetup will be on November 12th, at the offices of Connected (https://www.connected.io)! We have 4 lightning talks, so there's something for the whole family. Speakers * Raul Riera: Using Property Wrappers * Robin Senior: Unleash the power of nil! * Sundeep Gupta: Context erosion and how to deal with it * Mark Collette: Learning Before the Point ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Presenting Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

  • September Meetup

    Loblaw Digital

    Hello tacowhands! Shoutout to the organizers of the Swift TO conference that happened earlier this month – great job everyone! It was extremely well organized, with fantastic speakers. I'm already looking forward to the next instalment! Videos of the talks are available here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/swiftto-conf-2019 and conference photos are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/183435217@N05/sets/72157710432546731/ Our next tacow meetup is conveniently timed for September 10th, the day of the fall iPhone event. Be sure to attend so you can chat about all the new hotness announced that day. We are still looking for lightning talks, so if you have a 5-15 minute demo/cool swift trick/TIL please reach out! Meetup Info 🖥 Anluan O'Brien - Shared Code: Understanding Frameworks and Modules Every day developers use CocoaPods, Carthage or other systems of integrating third party code into their own apps. This talk will explain what frameworks actually are and what happens when we include them. 🖥 Robin Senior - Shipping Industrial Strength Apps Web and backend devs have been applying SRE (site reliability engineering) principles for years, allowing them to build, deploy, monitor, and maintain software quickly and reliably. How can mobile adopt some of these principles? 🍻After the talks we will retire to a nearby pub for libation and conversation! 🗺 Location 🚨New host alert! 🚨Loblaw Digital has offered to host us in their Liberty Village office at 40 Hanna Ave, Suite #500. I think this is our first time in LV, so I hope it attracts some of you west enders! ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Presenting Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

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  • July Meetup

    TunnelBear LLC

    Hello tacowhands! Thanks for a great meetup last time, especially to our speakers and our hosts at League! Videos of the talks are available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CyfDBi-rK4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4H94epjLS0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX2MSwA5Hks We're back again this July 9th with more iOS dev excitement. As Robin is on vacation, Anluan O'Brien will assume the hosting duties. Meetup Info ⚡️Ryan Maksymic: Excerpt Show and Tell Ryan is going to do a brief demo and Q&A session on his app, Excerpt. ⚡️Dennis: Starting out as a Developer (Weather and Remind Me) Dennis will demo one or both of his apps: Weather, and Remind Me, and talk about the highs and lows of developing his first apps, parsing JSON, and using CoreData and UIKit. 🖥 Kyle Newsome - Intro to Functional Programming in Swift Whether you are seasoned or new to programming, functional programming can help us write better code. Object-oriented programming will always have a place in our day-to-day lives but we can supplement those with functional programming techniques that make it easier to reason about our code. In this talk, we will discuss the fundamentals of functional programming and ways to apply these techniques to improve testability and our abilities to reason about code. While most principles of this talk are universal to programming, the code samples will be focused on Swift in the context of iOS development. 🖥 Tim Mitra - 5 Ways to become a better developer. Tim is giving a preview of his SwiftTO talk! 🍻After the talks we will retire to the Red Room on Spadina (444 Spadina Ave) All are welcome to join us to have a Coke, a beer, or a coffee and chat about the talks tonight and all the new developments we've seen the last two months. 🗺 Location Back at our old friends, TunnelBear! 310 Spadina Ave, suite 200. ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Presenting Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

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  • WWDC Social

    WVRST

    Hey everyone, happy keynote day! I hope you're all wearing your nerdiest Apple shirts in honour of the main event (along with some stone-washed dad jeans and a pair of New Balance sneakers). If you are interested in meeting up for drinks to discuss the day's announcements, please RSVP to this event and I'll make a reservation at WVRST. The Platforms State of the Union runs from 5:30-7:30 so we will meet up afterwards. If anyone's office in the downtown core would like to volunteer to host a PSOTU viewing party please let me know and I will announce it. Here's to one more thing!

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  • May Meetup

    League

    Hello tacowhands! We're back again this May 14th with more iOS dev excitement. Something new this time: the good folks at RayWenderlich.com have kindly donated two books for us to give away: Server Side Swift with Vapor, and iOS Apprentice. What's the catch, you say? Well, in order to be eligible to win one of the books, you need to give a lightning talk at the meetup! 5-15 minutes on the topic of your choice: a new app, something cool you learned, or just a general show and tell. Email me to volunteer ahead of time! At the last meetup we also had some interest in a talk on careers in iOS development. Please email me with questions you have about starting and growing your career and I'll put something together. Also, thanks to the good folks at TunnelBear for paying our Meetup.com fees for the next 6 months! Check them out at tunnelbear.com for app info and job openings. Meetup Info 🖥 Mark Pavlidis Longtime friend of the meetup, Mark Pavlidis of Flixel will be talking about app subscriptions! If you're looking to integrate this payment model for your app, you'll want to attend. Also, congratulations to the Flixel team for their recent app store feature on their new Blendeo app! 🗺 Location 🚨New location alert! 🚨 We're at League's offices at 225 King St West, Suite 800. Thanks to League for offering to host us! ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Presenting Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

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  • March Meetup

    520 King St W

    Hello tacowhands! We're back again this March 12th at theScore. We have one speaker lined up, with another TBD. Are you looking for a job but don't have much work experience? Giving a presentation at tacow is a great way to demonstrate your abilities and make connections in the community. Interested in giving a lightning talk about a new learning or side project? Let me know! A full talk? Even better!! ⚡️Dave Fernandes Dave attended the NeurIPS conference in Montreal recently and will give us a quick summary of the new hotness in A.I. 🖥 Aaron Vegh After 2 years in development, Aaron is almost ready to launch CodeWerks ( https://codewerks.app/ ) an app for coding on the iPad. Aaron will demo his app and talk about some of the challenges he encountered during development. 🗺 Location We are back at our old friends, theScore. 520 King St West, 3rd floor. ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

  • January Meetup

    OANDA, Canada

    Hello tacowhands! I hope everyone is excited for this special time of year... yes, I'm talking about the annual app store shutdown! To warm you up this winter we have scheduled our January meetup. Note that it is on the 3rd Tuesday of the month due to holiday scheduling. ⚡️ Greg Heo - Fun with flags: Swift, Synchronization, and Semaphores Longtime friend of the meetup (official emoji: 👈😎), Greg Heo will give us the downlow on some concurrency fundamentals. 🖥 Taylan Pince - UI Testing at Hipo Labs Taylan, a founder of Hipo Labs will be here to speak about the UI testing initiative they took at his company this year. They went from almost no tests to having full test coverage for all functionality in two big projects, and also ended up doing a lot of research into what would work best for them. 🖥 Mark Onyschuk - Observer framework Mark is an iOS architect at OANDA and will be talking about the reactive framework he’s developed. 🗺 Location New location alert! 🚨We'll be at OANDA, 370 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, 2nd floor. This is the same building as Connected, who hosted earlier this year. ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

  • November Meetup

    TunnelBear

    Hello tacowhands! Long time, no meetup! We had to cancel our plans for October due to scheduling conflicts but we're back in action next week. Here's our lineup: ⚡️ Paige Sun - A whirlwind tour of ARKit 2 Interested in hopping on the AR train? Paige will give you a quick tour of the new hotness in ARKit 2! 🖥Akbar Nurlybayev - Backends For Frontends (BFFs) Akbar, who is currently a software development manager at TradeRev, will talk about the backends for frontends setup he used while at 500px. This is the story of why they introduced it, what they learned, and the results. 🗺 Location We're back at the TunnelBear offices at 310 Spadina Ave, 2nd Floor (just north of Dundas St West). Their couch and amphitheatre setup was a great venue for us in September. ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin

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  • September Meetup

    TunnelBear

    Hello to tacowhands, new and old! We've got an action-packed lineup for our September meetup: 🖥Darren Baptiste – iOS controllers for Apple TV games A longtime friend of tacow, Darren will give a talk on using iOS controllers with Apple TV, and even more inspiringly, how to FINALLY ship a 3 year project! 🖥 Kyle Newsome – ARKit 2 Kyle is an iOS contractor who you will remember from his great lightning talk on Serverless Swift in July. Kyle has been working on an ARKit 2 app, using MVVM and RxSwift as the backing architecture, and will be at tacow to show you what's up. ARKit + MVVM + RxSwift = 3 great tastes that taste great together. 🗺 Location We're at the TunnelBear offices at 310 Spadina Ave, 2nd Floor (just north of Dundas St West). We've been here for a code kata session before, but never for presentations. Anyone else up for post-tacow Phở? 🍜 ⌚️ Schedule 6:30 – 🍕 6:45 – 🖥🗣 8:00 – 🍻 Join us on Slack tacow Slack: https://tacow.slack.com (sign up at https://tacow-slack.herokuapp.com) Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated! Cheers, Robin Thanks again to Instabug for sponsoring our Meetup.com fees!

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