Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Swift: Mobile, serverless, and beyond

Timirah James (TechniGal LA)
5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Emerging languages
Location: E145
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers, backend developers, mobile developers, serverless enthusiasts, and cloud architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of programming

What you'll learn

  • Explore Swift concepts and capabilities
  • Understand why Swift is one of the hottest new languages
  • Learn how to use Swift to build your servers and applications


At just four years old, Apple’s Swift language is quickly becoming even more popular than its 33-year-old predecessor, Objective-C, and companies are increasingly transitioning and migrating their code to Swift.

Why is this? As its range of capabilities continues to grow via the open source community, Swift has proven its potency well beyond the mobile (iOS) community, particularly in the serverless realm. Timirah James details why Swift is the language to watch in 2018 and beyond.

Topics include:

  • The evolution of Swift and Swift syntax
  • Building end-to-end Swift applications
  • Deploying microservices in Swift
  • Containerization in Swift
  • Swift versus other backend solutions
  • The future of Swift (mobile, serverless, and beyond)
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Timirah James

TechniGal LA

Timirah is a Technology Evangelist and an influencer in the evangelism space creating awareness around STEM and diversity in tech, as well as helping others build great technical skills and become great developers. She is best known for being a leader in the Los Angeles and Silicon Beach tech community, her active roles in the hackathon realm, the serverless and mobile community, and mentoring through TechniGal LA –– her meetup for women exploring the world of STEM. Timirah was recently highlighted in the Faces of Open Source Project.

Fun fact: She is also a noted singer-songwriter and recently released “Coderitis,” a song about her love for technology and innovation, which can be found on SoundCloud and Spotify.