This is
Swift Alps.

An experimental event usually taking place in the Swiss Alps

Join us November 26th and 27th 2020 — Online

mountains

Curl up in your home, or chalet, for a Swift get-away.

Why Swift Alps?

Back to routine

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.

Improve Collaboration

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.

Better Learning

Everyone has their own learning process, however listening to a conference talk is often not the best way to truly understand a subject.

More than just coffee breaks

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.

Read the original concept from 2016…

A proven format

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.

Pitches

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.

Experimental Sessions

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.

2

days

50

attendees

8

mentors

16

hours of workshops

Mentors

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Kaya Thomas

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.

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Vikram Kriplaney

A veteran software engineer and mobile developer since when Symbian roamed the earth, Vikram has built iOS and Android apps ever since both platforms debuted. A SwiftUI and Combine convert and evangelist, he's currently putting these frameworks to good use at Netcetera.

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Joseph El Mallah

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.

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Vincent Pradeilles

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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Roxana Jula

Roxana is a Romanian mobile developer based in Dubai with a passion for augmented reality. She started coding when she was 13 years old and so far has been part of the development team of over 20 apps including one of the biggest digital public services app in Scandinavia. She is involved in the tech community, both online (instagram.com/coderox/) and offline at local events. As an advocate for women in tech, Roxana is encouraging other girls to join the tech world.

More mentors to be announced…

Venue

Online

Swift Alps: Remote


We will share details about the online event and schedule soon.

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Friday, November 27th 2020

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Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Organizers

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Carola Nitz
Twitter
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Seán Labastille
Twitter
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Luca Scuderi
Twitter