31: Farewell

Sadly, this will be the last episode of Learn Swift. I want to thank everyone who has listened to the show, because it would not have been around if it wasn’t for you. I met a lot of great developers that I never would have had the pleasure of talking to otherwise, and the show would have been impossible without them as well. I also want to thank Garric of Swift Coders for helping me get this show off of the ground and giving me a lot of pointers early on, and I am grateful for the friendships I gained from being a part of the Swift Coders family of podcasts.

Podcasts that I currently listen to (in no particular order):
Core Intuition
More Than Just Code
Swift by Sundell
Coder Radio
Independence
RayWenderlich.com Podcast
Swift Unwrapped
Under the Radar
Fireside Swift
SwiftCraft

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30: Greg Szydlo Part II

On today’s episode I bring back Greg Szydlo. When Greg first came on the show he was in the early stages of developing his meal planning app and has since gone through several beta and release cycles. We talk about TestFlight, creating UI in code, and releasing to the app store. You will also hear me repeatedly refer to UIViewPropertyAnimator as UIPropertyViewAnimator: apologies if that makes you cringe! Greg is also looking for more beta testers, so if you are interested in helping out reach out to him via one of the methods below!

Food Planner on the App Store
Greg on Twitter – @boywithaxe
Email Greg

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29: David Kopec – Assistant Professor @ Champlain College and Author of Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift

Today’s episode has special guest David Kopec, Author of Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift. David has been involved in the iOS community for a while and previously hosted a podcast called Consult that featured prominent community members like Manton Reece and Aaron Hillegas. David also spent several years as a contractor primarily focusing on iOS development for early stage start-ups. He currently teaches Computer Science full-time at Champlain College in Vermont.

I have three free copies of David’s book to give away @ learnswift.fireside.fm/sweepstakes. Enter the code heard during the show along with your contact information to be eligible for the drawing!

Those not fortunate to be a winner of the free copies can receive a 50% discount using discount code pckopec when purchasing the book
through manning.com.

David on Twitter – @davekopec

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28: Joe Fabisevich – iOS Developer @ Twitter

On today’s installment of the Learn Swift Mentor Series I interview Joe Fabisevich. Joe recently became an iOS Developer at Twitter and spent the majority of the last decade doing contract iOS development. We talk about his experience contracting, his reasoning for going back to a full-time job, and the things he thinks are important for new developers to know.

Joe on Twitter – @mergesort
Joe’s Newsletter – bit.ly/programming-newsletter
Github/CodableCache

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Sponsored By:

27: Kevin Potis – Brand Strategist

On today’s episode I interview Kevin Potis. Kevin is a Brand Strategist for a large media conglomerate  and initially decided to learn Swift and iOS development to aid in a project he envisioned for work. We talk about his struggles six months in to learning Swift with little to no programming background as well as his aspirations going forward.

Kevin on Twitter – @kpotis
Smonsters Sticker Pack

Danny Schlitz – AMAZING illustrator – dannyschlitz.com
The 100 Faces of Danny Schlitz

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Sponsored By:

26: Isaac Halvorson – iOS Developer @ CH Robinson

On today’s episode I interview Isaac Halvorson. Isaac is a junior iOS developer at CH Robinson that began his career there as a web developer with zero Swift experience. We discuss his transition from web to iOS, the struggles he faced being the only iOS developer, as well as his triumphs.

Issac on Twitter – @hissac
Issac’s Side Projects: Tiime & Adage

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Sponsored By:

25: Sam Jarman – iOS Developer @ BNZ

On today’s episode I interview Sam Jarman. Sam is an iOS developer at the Bank of New Zealand and it’s his first job writing production Swift code. We discuss his transition from Objective-C to Swift and compare and contrast the two languages.

WWDC 2016 Video – Swift API Design Guidelines

Sam on Twitter – @samjarman
Sam’s Website – https://www.samjarman.co.nz

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Sponsored By:

24: Emmanuel Haroutunian – It’s Pronounced HARROW-TOON-YUN

On today’s episode I interview Emmanuel Haroutunian. After horribly butchering his name (it’s pronounced HARROW-TOON-YUN) we talk about resources that helped him land his first iOS developer job as well as common pitfalls we all face when learning new concepts.

Learning Resources
Udacity iOS Nanodegree
Team Treehouse
Ray Wenderlich – Core Data by Tutorials
Ray Wenderlich – RxSwift

Volunteer Resources
https://www.catchafire.org
https://www.volunteermatch.org

Eman on Twitter – @emanleet
SwiftCraft

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23: Sid Verma – Technical Support Engineer

On today’s episode I interview Sid Verma, a full-time Technical Support Engineer and CS Student who somehow also has time to work on his startup project Twine. We discuss his background, musings on Swift and iOS tutorials, and what it’s like growing a project from one developer to many.

Today’s episode is brought to you by SwiftFest. SwiftFest is a new conference about iOS development coming to Boston, Massachusetts June 18th and 19th that brings together engineers, architects, midnight coders and students in a highly social and vibrant environment entirely focused on Swift. Head over to swiftfest.io and enter offer code Learn-Swift-Podcast-20-OFF at checkout to get 20% off your conference tickets. You can alternatively head over to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swiftfest-2018-tickets-37370599469?discount=Learn-Swift-Podcast-20-OFF to automatically apply the discount at checkout.

Sid on Instagram

Email Sid

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22: Me, Myself, & I Part II

Ladies and Gents, we are back! In this first episode of season 2 I catch you up with what I have been up to. I talk about the inventory application I worked on to aid in my annual inventory, two projects that I open-sourced, imposter syndrome, and my plans for the show going forward.

Today’s episode is brought to you by SwiftFest. SwiftFest is a new conference about iOS development coming to Boston, Massachusetts June 18th and 19th that brings together engineers, architects, midnight coders and students in a highly social and vibrant environment entirely focused on Swift. Head over to swiftfest.io and enter offer code Learn-Swift-Podcast-20-OFF at checkout to get 20% off your conference tickets. You can alternatively head over to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swiftfest-2018-tickets-37370599469?discount=Learn-Swift-Podcast-20-OFF to automatically apply the discount at checkout.

SwiftyTesseract/SwiftyTesseract on GitHub
SwiftyTesseract/SwiftyTesseractRTE on GitHub
Semaphore Wikipedia Article
DispatchSempahore

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21: Marc Aupont – iOS Developer @ YouMap

On Today’s episode, I interview Marc Aupont (again!). When I first spoke with Marc in Episode 2, he was in the process of finding a job as an iOS developer. His job hunt ended in success and he is now employed as an iOS developer with YouMap.

This will be the end of Season 1 of The Learn Swift Podcast. I am expecting my first child very soon, and will return in approximately 6 weeks. Thank you to everyone that has liked, listened, subscribed, and rated the podcast this first season!

Marc on Twitter @digimarktech
Email Marc

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20: David Okun – Developer Advocate @ IBM

On Today’s episode, I interview David Okun. David is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Services using Node and Swift. He recently released a tutorial titled Writing Reusable Frameworks on LinkedInLearning (formerly known as Lynda). He also recently released version 1.0 of his open source project named Lumina that allows developers to easily integrate CoreML models with the camera.

David’s LinkedInLearning Tutorial – Swift: Writing Resuable Frameworks

Lumina
Lumina YouTube Video

David on Twitter @dokun24
David’s Personal Website okun.io

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19: Graeme Sheppard – High School Physics Teacher

On Today’s episode, I interview Graeme Sheppard. Graeme is a high school physics teacher in Thailand who has released numerous sticker packs and two apps on the app store. He is currently working on an app he calls “Working Class” to aid teachers in their day-to-day workflows.

Ray Wenderlich In-App Purchase Tutorial
Charts library

Graeme on Twitter @GraemeSheppard
Latte Pilates on Twitter @LattePilates
Apps and Living
Igor’s sample app

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18: Igor Kulman – Former Windows Phone Developer

On Today’s episode, I interview Igor Kulman. Igor is a former Windows Phone developer in Prague, who switched to iOS development after the death of the Windows Phone and is currently working on a native re-write of his organization’s Titanium-based app.

Igor on Twitter @igorkulman
Igor’s blog
Igor’s Github
Igor’s sample app

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17: Bashir Sentongo – CS Student @ University of Surrey

On today’s episode, I interview Bashir Sentongo. Bashir is a computer science student at the University of Surrey near London, and is learning Swift and iOS development in his free time.

Bashir on Twitter @ryhan112

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16: Bart Jacobs – Author of Cocoacasts Part II

On today’s episode, we continue with Part II of the Bart Jacobs interview. Last week we discussed Bart’s background and the 4 Swift patterns he swears by, which include name spacing in Swift, dependency injection, value types, and MVVM. In this episode, Bart and I discuss his four books, Mastring Core Data with Swift, Mastering MVVM with Swift, Autolayout Fundamentals, and The Missing Manual for Swift Development.

Cocoacasts
Bart’s Books and Courses
Bart on Twitter @_bartjacobs

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15: Bart Jacobs – Author of Cocoacasts Part I

On today’s episode, I interview Bart Jacobs. Bart is the author of the Cocoacasts blog as well as several Swift and iOS tutorial books such as Mastering MVVM with Swift and Mastring Core Data with Swift.

Andy Matuschak’s talk on value types

Cocoacasts
Bart’s Books and Courses
Bart on Twitter @_bartjacobs

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14: Josiah Mory – Customer Support Representative

On today’s episode, I interview Josiah Mory. Josiah does customer support for a startup and started learning Swift shortly after Swift 3 was released. He put out a fantasy baseball drafting app back in February and hopes to become a professional iOS developer.

Josiah on Twitter@kickinbahk
Mock Solo on the App Store

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13: Mark Fransen – Craft Brewery Bartender

Apologies for my voice in this episode! I was just getting over a cold and my voice was just coming back at the time of the recording.

On today’s episode, I interview Mark Fransen. Mark is a bartender at a craft brewery in downtown LA and holds peer-lab style meet-ups when he gets the chance.

Mark on Twitter @swiftymf
Google Drawings
Adobe Color Scheme Picker – Adobe CC

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12: Asma Merchant – C# Developer

On today’s episode, I interview Asma Merchant. Asma is a professional C# developer who took an interest in Swift and iOS development. She currently has her first app, “My Pain Tracker” in the App Store.

Email Asma

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11: Rob Royce – CS Student

Due to the continued technical issues of my podcast hosting solution,
I will be moving my weekly release date to Monday nights (US Central Time) due to difficulties trying to continue playing catch-up. Starting this week I will be migrating to a different solution. Thank you for your patience!

Rob on Twitter – @therobroyce

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8: Me, Myself, & I – Inventory Manager

On today’s episode, I interview…myself! Due to technical issues with the recording and publishing platform I use for the show, I was unable to record or publish any episodes last week, so in the interest of getting a show out I discuss my background and aspirations for becoming a Swift developer.

3: Jay Mutzafi – Web Developer

Mark Moeykens’ YouTube Channel
Sean Allen’s YouTube Channel
Free Lynda Access with Library Card
Dribbble

Jay on Twitter – @jaymutzafi
JayMutzafi.com
Paradox Apps (Jay’s App Website)
Learn Swift Portland

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