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BCS Edinburgh Branch Annual General Meeting 2016 /

5 October 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Swift for the Curious

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Phil Nash, JetBrains.

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required – just turn up.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This meeting is supported by NCR.


Swift – Apple’s new programming language – has just turned two years old – and is already at Version 3.0. It has significantly evolved in that time and is now fully open-sourced! It’s had one of the fastest adoptions of any new language ever (for reasons we’ll discuss) and has been turning the world of Apple development – and beyond – on its head.

But what’s special about it? How does it stack up against other modern languages? Is it a functional language, as some seem to suggest? Does it have any unique features? Should you care about it at all if you are not in the Apple eco-system (or even if you are)? We’ll look at answers to at all these questions and get a flavour of the language itself.


5 October 2016
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

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