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Thanks to our amazing speakers!

Edward Valentini, Freelance iOS Developer
Javi Soto, iOS Engineer at Twitter
Ethan Fan, Co-Founder at TrackMyFitness
Shruti Malugu, Software Engineer II at Microsoft
Evan K. Stone, Senior iOS Developer at Cloud City Development
Kristina Thai, iOS Software Engineer at Intuit
Tripta Gupta, Developer at Capital One
Rachel Bobbins, iOS Developer at Stitchfix
Christian Schlensker, Senior Fronted Software Engineer at Bugsnag
Dani Arnaout, CTO at Sally
Ellen Shapiro, at SpotHero
Chris Adamson, Software Engineer at MathElf
Edward Jiang, Developer Evangelist at Stormpath
Craig Clayton, Senior iOS Developer at Cocoa Academy & Adept Mobile
Richard Fox, Senior iOS Developer at propellerlabs.co
David Okun, Developer Evangelist--Strongloop and Swift at IBM
Stephen Tramer,
Paul Hudson, Author of Hacking with Swift
Erica Sadun, Swift Genius at Self

Upcoming Forward Workshops

On the days before and after the conference, we'll hold in-depth workshops with top instructors.

Tuesday
February 28, 2017
[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Swift: Zero to Hero
w/ Paul Hudson
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
February 28, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Apple's new programming language is already the most popular way of building iOS apps, but if you've yet to learn this is your chance. This class is an intensive, one-day course designed to jump start your app development: you'll build a real app from scratch, even if you've never used Swift before. Yes, you'll learn a huge amount of Swift, but you'll also learn about Xcode, UIKit, debugging and much more.

Level: Beginner. Equipment: Laptop with macOS and Xcode 8.1 installed.

[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Swift: Zero to Hero
w/ Paul Hudson
Wednesday
March 1, 2017
[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Advanced Swift
w/ Paul Hudson
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
March 1, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Functional programming, lazy variables, pattern matching, and protocol-oriented programming – these are just some of the things that make up the toolkit of expert Swift developers and help deliver great code faster. This course will cover all of those and much more, helping you take your existing Swift skills further.

Level: Intermediate to Expert. Equipment: Laptop with mac and Xcode 8.1 installed

[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Advanced Swift
w/ Paul Hudson
Friday
March 3, 2017
[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] macOS Made Easy
w/ Paul Hudson
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
March 3, 9:30am - 4:30pm

If you've already mastered iOS, it's easier than you think to make apps for macOS. With so many shared technologies – not least Foundation, Core Graphics, Core Image, Core Data, and Swift itself – you can learn to transfer your skills to macOS in a day. Even better, you'll learn while building a real project so you're learning everything in a useful context rather than dry theory – you'll be amazed how fast you're up and running.

Level: Intermediate. Equipment: Laptop with macOS and Xcode 8.1 installed

[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] macOS Made Easy
w/ Paul Hudson
Saturday
March 4, 2017
[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Server-Side Swift
w/ Paul Hudson
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
March 4, 9:30am - 4:30pm

It's now easier than ever to become a full-stack developer with Swift! In this workshop you'll learn how to build your own web APIs and websites using Swift and IBM's Kitura framework, including routing, templating, NoSQL database access with CouchDB, JSON handling and more. After just one day you'll get the skills you need to build back-ends for your apps – all using Swift.

Level: Intermediate. Equipment: Laptop with macOS and Xcode 8.1 installed

[NEW] [CHAPTER 1 FREE] Server-Side Swift
w/ Paul Hudson

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