Swift and iOS Conferences in 20217 January 2021
One of my goals for 2019 was to attend 3 iOS conferences, so I could connect with more of the community and accelerate my learning of Swift. It started off well when I attended my first ever conference at dotSwift in Paris. I even wrote a blog post about the experience. The other two conferences I was going to attend were Hacking with Swift Live and iOSDevUK. Then, covid happened. Thankfully, Hacking with Swift Live was able to go ahead and Paul Hudson did a fantastic job of hosting it remotely. There was a lot of SwiftUI content and I was much more capable than when I attended dotSwift, so I was able to get a lot out of the experience.
As I look ahead at 2021 - one thing I am certain is I want to keep attending more conferences. Who knows? Maybe I will even present at one someday?
While coronavirus is a limiting factor for conferences at the moment, it's also more important than ever that as a community we attend and help support people who may be struggling with a loss of income. It's also an unique opportunity to attend conferences that may have been out of reach before - for example iOSConfSG is usually hosted in Singapore but is now accessible to the entire world because they have decided to run the conference virtually.
Below is a list of all the Swift or iOS related conferences that have been announced so far this year. I will update this post once a month to ensure it will always have up to date information. You can also follow me on twitter to make sure you don't miss any updates.
|iOSConfSG||21st-22nd January||Virtual||$90 / £66||There are also workshops on the 18th and 19th of January at an additional cost.|
|AddConf||23rd June, 25th June||Barcelona, Spain||$673 / £496||There is a workshop on the 24th June at an additional cost.|
|360iDev||22nd-25th August||Denver, Colorado||$500 / £368 (early bird)|
|Swift Island||25th-27th August||Texel, Netherlands||$980 / £722||You will get two days of workshops, four days of lodging in a shared cabin (private rooms) and all the food you need during your stay. The kicker - it’s on an island!|
|Swift Leeds||7th October||Leeds, UK||$176 / £120 (early bird)|
Have I missed one of your favourite conferences? Reach out to me on twitter to let me know!
Conferences not yet announced
|try! Swift Tokyo|
|Hacking with Swift: Live!|
|iOS Dev UK|