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

Timirah James
Tech Evangelist / Founder, 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.


5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Emerging languages
Location: E145
Level: Intermediate
Timirah James (TechniGal LA)
Average rating: *****
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Although Apple’s Swift language is quickly becoming more popular than its 33-year-old predecessor, Objective-C, in the mobile (iOS) community, as its range of capabilities expands via the open source community, Swift has recently proven its potency in the serverless realm as well. Timirah James details why Swift is the language to watch in 2018 and beyond. Read more.