After a conference ends, it is very common to get back to the office, fire up the code editor, dabble with some new things you heard about and then just forget about it after a week.
We usually collaborate only with our co-workers or sometimes with Open Source contributors, but most of our time as developers is spent alone with our code.
Everyone has their own learning process, however listening to a conference talk is often not the best way to truly understand a subject.
Exchanging ideas with other attendees is an important part of a conference, for some people is the main reason to go to a conference, but the chances to do this are often limited to breaks and the after-party.
The Swift Alps format is the result of collaboration between conference organisers and speakers, drawing upon the lessons learnt from various other kinds of events like unconferences and hackathons.
At the start of the day session mentors take about 5 minutes each to pitch their topic, after which attendees can decide which sessions to attend.
Every mentor works with a group of about a dozen attendees, experimenting on the topic they prepared — maybe with a specific goal in mind — or in an open-ended fashion. Attendees have a chance to work with others they probably never worked with, exchanging knowledge while also sharing ways to overcome challenges. Each session lasts about 2 hours, after which attendees can work with another mentor and group of attendees.
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Kaya is a senior iOS engineer at Calm. Formerly she worked on iOS at Slack on the Messaging team. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science and did software engineering internships at Time Inc, Intuit and Apple. In 2014, Kaya launched We Read Too, a book resource app that features titles for kids and teens written by authors of color. Aside from coding, she also enjoys writing and public speaking. Kaya has bylines in OneZero, Smashing Magazine, TechCrunch and Fusion. She's spoken at several conferences all over the world.
Joseph is a software engineer who started in 2010 developing mobile apps for Symbian. Fast forward to today, he works on Switzerland's most used apps like SBB, SwissCovid, MétéoSwiss, Swisstopo and many more. When he’s not behind his computer, you can find him sailing the Swiss lakes or enjoying a trip on his motorbike.
Vincent started working on iOS apps back in 2011. For the last years, he's been working at Worldline, where he contributes to building great apps for major French banks. He loves Swift and enjoys sharing about it on the Internet. Most notably, he built the framework KeyPathKit that implements a SQL-like syntax for data manipulation. He's also the one behind the Twitter account @ios_memes.
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The event will be scheduled between 14:00 and 22:00 CET (including breaks).
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