X/UP

by Dan Cutting

London has a brand new meetup:

X/UP is the quarterly meet-up for Xcoders in the UK. Hosted at CodeNode, London, X/UP brings the best minds in the industry to talk about coding and app development for Apple platforms including iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS.

It’s the brainchild of Paul Stringer, who invited me to present Act I of the inaugural X/UP last Thursday at CodeNode. Only after I’d accepted did Paul tell me that Act II would be the legendary Uncle Bob of Clean Code fame! I was honoured to be speaking at the same event, but it certainly raised the pressure.

In swift.next(), I talked about the big changes coming in Swift 3 later this year. I combed through hundreds of mailing list posts and boiled them down into a 20 minute overview. (Slides are also available on Speaker Deck.)

Bob’s talk The Future of Programming was entertaining as always with lots of fun trivia and historical context, but he delivered a troubling message: software runs the world and our industry is headed towards a catastrophe unless we can figure out how to self-regulate our undisciplined behaviour. I highly recommend setting some time aside to watch and absorb this talk.

Thanks to everybody who came out for an awesome X/UP debut! Hope to see you at the next one.

If you prefer, you can also see the entire X/UP event.