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Free Swift Class + Swift Hackday

Swift Language User Group Meetup #SLUG

Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Free Swift Class + Swift Hackday

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Morning Swift Class Only (10am–noon)   more info Ended Free  
Afternoon Hackathon Only (1pm–9pm)   more info Ended Free  
Can't make it, please email me the video!!   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details

Our in person tickets are sold out! Please sign up for the video-only portion and we'll email you a video of the class afterwards (Expect to receive this around 7-10 days after the class). 

This is the inaugural Swift Language User Group Hackday (a/k/a #slugfest!) We're dedicated to Swift, a brand new programming language announced by Apple for iOS and Mac OS apps.


9:30 am: doors open + coffee

• 10:00 am - 12pm: Come to a free Swift class and learn the basics of the Swift language. We'll share our tips if you’re coming from Ruby, JavaScript, Java, or Objective-C.  Note: Though you don't need to come from an Objective-C background,  you'll need some development experience to benefit from the class. 

It'll be a hands-on class; together we'll go through several code exercises that will lead to writing your first Swift app.

We can't promise that you'll leave a Swift ninja, nor guru, but you will leave equipped with the tools and practical know-how to build brand new apps like never before.

Stay for the hackday (and potentially win prizes!) - Apply your new Swift skills to build projects and learn from your fellow classmates.

  JP Your Instructor, JP

JP Simard's an iOS engineer working on Realm, a modern data framework & database for Swift + Objective-C.  He presents on Objective-C and, more recently, Swift at conferences across North America.   

When JP's not in iOS mode, he enjoys listening to jazz and zipping around San Francisco on his bike. Catch him on Twitter: @simjp.

• 12pm - 1pm: Lunch (provided) 

• 1pm -  8pm: Hackathon with Prizes!  Apply your new Swift skills to build projects and learn from your fellow classmates

•  8pm: we’ll organize a show & tell to share what we’ve built but also what we’ve learned about Swift!

Prizes packages will be awarded (by audience vote) to the best app and the most learned.  

Members of the winning teams will each receive books on our fave topic - Swift! including Functional Programming in Swift & Functional Reactive Programming on iOSPlus, credits to Treehouse.

Getting there: 

Galvanize is in the heart of Soma. 

• Public Transportation:  7 minute walk to Montgomery St. BART Station. 20 minute walk to San Francisco Caltrain station.  

• Parking:  Map of paid garages in the neighborhood. 

• RideShare - we set up a ride share page so you can post your ride offers or requests.  


1) I've never coded before, should I attend?

This class is not an introduction to coding. To benefit, you'll need some coding experience.  E.g. you should know what a variable/function/object is (in any language). Email aj@realm.io with any Q's. 

2) What should I bring? 

* A Mac Laptop Installed with:

-  either OS X 10.93, the latest version of Mavricks or 10.10, Yosemite beta 

-  (If you have access to it) X-code 6. 


* Snacks + a re-usable water bottle

* If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own food, or let arwa@realm.io know so we can accommodate you.  (We will have vegetarian and vegan options)

3) I'm minor, can I participate?

Yes, everyone is welcome.

4) Do I also need to RSVP on Meetup? 

We encourage you to join the group so  you'll hear about our upcoming speaker events, but you do not need to also sign up there. 

5) Who can I contact with additional questions?

Email Arwa. She's aj@realm.io.

5) Is there a Code of Conduct for this event?

Yes! All events organized by our group are subject to our Code of Conduct. Please make sure you are familiar with it before attending.


For providing prizes: 

 objc.io, publishers of Functional Programming in Swift

Sinch, App communications made simple.



Treehouse, Learn how to build websites & apps, write code or start a business.


For organizing and hosting:  


For spreading the word:

 Founders Space 

Have questions about Free Swift Class + Swift Hackday? Contact Swift Language User Group Meetup #SLUG

When & Where

543 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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