Olof Hellman will take us on a Swift tour on the 25th - a tour for programmers with no Swift experience, as well as experienced Swift programmers. Here is his description of the talk
"The Swift programming language offers some features that can change the way an old-school Apple programmer thinks about writing code. Taking full advantage of Swift enums and Swift optionals results in code that’s just structured differently from an equivalent Objective-C implementation. Using the filter-map-reduce features of Swift collections can make code feel more straightforward. Swift’s strict type system can be a total pain, but embracing it can make code more robust
I’ll take attendees on a tour through some swift code that shows off some of these features, and point to some of the things I especially like about swift. Ideally, folks who are new to swift (both old-school Apple programmers and complete neophytes) will come away with an appreciation of what makes swift a compelling programming language."
Please send a meetup message to Ram (http://www.meetup.com/xcoders/members/158938212/) if you'd like to speak at a future meeting. You could either do a lightning talk (~10 minutes) or a longer talk for 30-75 minutes.
The meeting starts at 7pm and it will be held in the first floor conference room 101 of Thinkspace in downtown Redmond ( http://thinkspace.com/about/location/ ). (http://thinkspace.com/about/location/)The formal meeting starts at 7pm, but the meeting room will be open at 6:45pm. So folks can can optionally choose to come in early for informal conversations and shop talk with other Xcoders.
Thinkspace is a 2-minute walk from the Redmond transit center. So if you’re coming over from downtown Seattle, you can take the bus (ST Express 545) to get here quickly.
Alternately, if you drive, parking is free.
After the meeting, a subset of attendees (typically 10-20 people) head to a nearby Irish pub/restaurant (JJ Mahoney's)