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Getting Started with Swift for iOS Development and Server-Side Linux Development

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Swift has rapidly become the defacto programming language for new iOS development and since being opened source has been ported to Linux for server side development. We will cover the development stack for writing iOS apps and Server Side web services using Swift.

We will review:

-) iOS Development Tools

-) iOS Playgrounds

-) IBM Swift Sandbox

-) Writing Web Services to MySQL, PostreSQL, MongoDB, AWS, CouchDB

-) Writing Swift Web Service connecting to IBM Watson AI Tool

-) Server Side Swift Apps with IBM Kitura



6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Eat and meet
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Intro and upcoming Valley events
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm: Gary will impart Swift knowledge
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Feel free to stay and talk about Swift


About our Speaker:  

Gary Bennett is the Founder of xcelMe.com For more than eight years, Gary has taught thousands of students how to develop iPhone/iPad apps and has several popular apps in the App Store. Gary has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. Gary also coauthored three editions of Swift for Absolute Beginners and three editions of Objective-C for Absolute Beginners.


About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


April 6
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


515 East Grant Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States


Galvanize Phoenix