If you’re looking at the above picture and thinking, “wow, that’s a lot of people for a meetup,” you’re right! The event was insanely popular, with over 400 developers registered to attend. So, why would all of these people show up on a Saturday to learn Swift? It’s hard to imagine someone wanting to work more on a Saturday after they (most likely) wrote code all week.
The answer to this question, while still fuzzy, is exactly what makes the software development community so magical. Some common reasons I’ve heard are: to make new friends, to learn a language other than what they usually code in at work, to win prizes, to network, to look for a new job, and lastly, free food.
These reasons brought together hundreds of developers on a Saturday to build some really neat apps, including one to “veganify” your recipes, an ephemeral messaging system, and a tool to help runners find their interval paces. Software development is an ever-evolving industry, and developers see that there is always more to learn and explore (especially if you want to stay ahead of the curve!).
Note: The Sinch iOS SDK is fully compatible with Swift. This makes it really easy for you to add calling & messaging into your Swift apps!
Sinch sponsored prizes – this book titled “Functional Reactive Programming on iOS” – for the winning teams. One of the lucky teams created an app called “Frooder.” Highly relevant to hungry Silicon Valley startup founders, Frooder helps you find meetups in your area that are providing free food.
We will be attending the F8 Facebook Developer Conference from May 1st – 2nd in California, USA. This 2-day event is where developers and businesses explore what’s next in technology and learn about the new products and innovations Facebook is… read more