Two years of Swift Warsaw 🎉

It’s been two years since our first meetup. A lot of things happend in the meantime. We have a new place for our meetups (Thanks Syncano!), new sponsors (Syncano, 10clouds, Macoscope), we changed our logo. But what is most important is that we grew. A lot.

Swift Warsaw has now over 400(!) members. PEOPLE. This is why I decided to create this meetup in the first place. Community behind Swift Warsaw is awesome. I would like to thank all the speakers (always looking for new ones!) 👏. There is never too late to learn. So come, join us, share the experience and have fun! We even created an official Slack group to make it easier for you.

So, Swift Warsaw is now bigger than ever. But this is only the beginning. And I hope many more meetups are ahead of us! 🍻

Swift Warsaw 1 aftermath

So we met yesterday at Macoscope HQ for Swift Warsaw #1 event. And it went great! I would like to thank all for coming. It was really great to meet such a big crowd of Swifters and to-be-Swifters :) Hope our community will grow even further, see you at our next meetup (TBA soon)! 💬🍺👍

In the meantime here are the slides from yesterday’s talks:


Any vs. AnyObject

Swift provides two special type aliases for working with non-specific types:

  • AnyObject can represent an instance of any class type.
  • Any can represent an instance of any type at all, apart from function types.

Introducing Swift Warsaw

Maciek has already written a great blog post about what Swift Warsaw is, and how it came to be. I just wanted to add my two cents.

The idea came to my head at #SwiftCrunch where I met a lot of great devs and wanted the spirit of hackathon to live after the event. I wanted to create a great community. The one that would like to meet regularly and talk all things Swift and more. The one that would benefit from such meetups and level up their and our knowledge about Apple’s “one more thing” for developers this year. I hope that we will accomplish exactly that.

Swift Warsaw logo

I would like to thank Macoscope in the first place, for being so kind to host the event and even sponsor it! And then of course my fellow friends working there aka Organizers Team - Maciek Konieczny, Jan Klausa, Wojtek Czekalski and Maciek Sienkiewicz for helping me organize the whole thing (first meetup is coming this week, on 31st of July! - events available on Meetup and Facebook).

I would also like to thank Dawid Woldu from Macoscope for helping us out with really neat logo and Krzysztof Siejkowski for supporting the idea from the start and for working on a first guest presentation for Swift Warsaw :)

Hope to see you all at Swift Warsaw #1 and many more to come.

Yours Swiftly,

Changes in Xcode 6 Beta 4

Xcode 6 Beta 4 brought some important changes related to constantly evolving Swift Language. Below is a compilation of the most important ones.