WWDC 2017 Swift Panel

Join Chris Lattner, Jesse Squires, Kamilah Taylor, and Kevin Ballard, as they discuss everything Swift.

Panelists: Chris Lattner - felt like there could be something which would retain the benefits of the C, Objective-C, and C++ family, but help move the industry forward. Compiler, languages, and tools enthusiast who has been dabbling in Swift for some time now. Active member of Swift Core Team, Swift Evolution participant, but not a fan of access control discussions.

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Jesse Squires (moderator) - is an iOS developer at Instagram who writes about Swift and Objective‑C on his blog at jessesquires.com. He’s the curator of the Swift Weekly Brief newsletter and co-host of the Swift Unwrapped podcast. He is fueled primarily by black coffee and black metal.

Kamilah Taylor - is a Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn, currently does infrastructure and features on the LinkedIn Learning app, and worked on the complete rewrite of LinkedIn’s flagship app. Previously she did robotics at Wolfram Research and UIUC, is a co-author of “Women in Tech”, and likes that Swift reminds her of an upgraded version of Haskell.

Kevin Ballard - works at Postmates, contributes to (and releases his own) open source libraries, participates in swift-evolution, and submits patches to the Swift project. He’s been writing Cocoa for over a decade, doing iOS development since iOS 2, and using Swift since the day it was announced. His current project is a baby girl and he can’t wait until she’s old enough to begin learning Swift.

JP Simard - is the Apple Platforms Lead at Realm, co-host of the Swift Unwrapped podcast and creator of Swift projects like SwiftLint, Jazzy & SourceKitten.

This panel is presented by Realm, a platform to build reactive apps, realtime collaborative features, and offline-first experiences.

Next Up: Realm-Supported Open-Source Projects: SwiftLint

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Chris Lattner

Chris felt like there could be something which would retain the benefits of the C, Objective-C, and C++ family, but help move the industry forward. Compiler, languages, and tools enthusiast who has been dabbling in Swift for some time now. Active member of Swift Core Team, Swift Evolution participant, but not a fan of access control discussions.

Kamilah Taylor

Kamilah is a Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn, currently does infrastructure and features on the LinkedIn Learning app, and worked on the complete rewrite of LinkedIn’s flagship app. Previously she did robotics at Wolfram Research and UIUC, is a co-author of “Women in Tech”, and likes that Swift reminds her of an upgraded version of Haskell.

Kevin Ballard

Kevin works at Postmates, contributes to (and releases his own) open source libraries, participates in swift-evolution, and submits patches to the Swift project. He’s been writing Cocoa for over a decade, doing iOS development since iOS 2, and using Swift since the day it was announced. His current project is a baby girl and he can’t wait until she’s old enough to begin learning Swift.

Jesse Squires

Jesse is an iOS developer at Instagram who writes about Swift and Objective‑C on his blog at jessesquires.com. He’s the curator of the Swift Weekly Brief newsletter and co-host of the Swift Unwrapped podcast. He is fueled primarily by black coffee and black metal.