Tuesday means NSCoder Night Seattle! We’ll be hanging out at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop. Bring a project if you want to get help with it. Xcoders like to help. :)

Xcoders 15th Anniversary: October 10

On the second Thursday of next month (October 10) Seattle Xcoders will celebrate its 15th anniversary!

We’re not throwing a big shindig — we’re just doing what we always do, because we love what we always do. We’ll have a meeting — and there will be a new speaker, which always makes us happy.

And afterwards we’ll go to the Cyclops, just a few blocks away, for food and drinks and conversation. As always.

And that’s it.

Well… that’s not it. We will do one special thing. The second half of the meeting will feature a panel, moderated by Liz Marley and Jared Sorge — your Xcoders podcasters — and featuring some people who’ve been regulars for much of these past 15 years.

So that’s kind of special. But what would make this really special is if you came. If you live in or near Seattle, and haven’t been yet, this is a great first time to attend. If you normally go to Redmond Xcoders — it’s your 15th anniversary too, since Xcoders started in Seattle. Same with Vancouver folks — come on down!

And if you used to go to Xcoders, but you’ve moved away from the area, and you could find your way here for this — we’d be thrilled.

Even if you’ve never been, and just want to help celebrate one of the great independent institutions of the Mac and iOS era — please be our guest!

Even though we talk tech, Xcoders is not, and never has been, about the tech. It’s about the people. It’s about you.

PS Oh yeah — details! Doors open at 6:30 pm, Oct. 10, and the meeting starts at 7 pm. It’s at Zulily in Belltown: 2601 Elliott Ave. Please enter through the SW doors.

Seattle Xcoders Social-Only This Thursday

Our regular venue isn’t available this week, so we’re still doing Xcoders — but social only. We’ll be at the Cyclops this Thursday (Sep. 12) starting around 6:30 pm.

We’ll be in the back, on the restaurant side. Look for the people stressing out about getting their apps ready for iOS 13. :)

Everybody is welcome! Not just coders — designers, testers, support folks, and PMs too. Everyone! We’ve got a lot to talk about this week. 🐥

It’s Tuesday! That means NSCoder Night Seattle at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop. Bring a project. Have a coffee. Talk about the Apple Event! :)

It’s Tuesday! Which means it’s NSCoder Night Seattle.

Assemble at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and maybe a project — and be ready to get help and help other people. It’s fun!

Special fifth Thursday Seattle Xcoders unofficial is tonight! Note — at Waterwheel Lounge in Ballard. Not Cyclops, not anywhere else. People will start getting there around 7 pm.

NSCoder Night Seattle is every Tuesday night — this means tonight! Folks will be at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and a project. Or just your love of coffee. :)

Seattle Xcoder Aleen Simms launches App Launch Map, a guide to all the things that aren’t programming — reaching your audience, talking to the press, and everything else your app needs to have a shot at success.

Seattle Xcoders unofficial is this Thursday (Aug. 22) at the Cyclops, starting around 6:30 pm.

No meeting — we just hang out in the back, in the restaurant section. Talking. Look for the people who look like they’ve been learning SwiftUI. :)

RealityKit Talk at Redmond Xcoders This Thursday

This Thursday’s talk (Aug. 22) at Redmond Xcoders will cover RealityKit, Apple’s AR framework.

David Roth will be presenting. He writes:

This talk will be a survey of the latest AR framework from Apple, RealityKit. We’ll cover hardware and OS requirements and take a look at the newest tools.

David Roth has been tinkering with computers for most of his life. He has been a Linux systems administrator for the last 20 years with occasional forays into software development. His degree is in English.

The meeting starts at 7 pm. For more details, see the Meetup page for this meeting.

NSCoder Night Seattle is tonight! Like every Tuesday night. It’s at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and a project. Or just come ready to help people. :)

Tuesday means NSCoder Night Seattle! We’ll be at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and, optionally, a project. Get help, give help, have a coffee. :)

Xcoders Thursday Aug. 8 — Don’t Fear the Project

This Thursday (Aug. 8), Xcoders podcast co-host Jared Sorge gives a talk: “Don’t Fear the Project: Making Xcode Projects More Approachable.”

It’s at the standard place and time — Zulily, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. More info on the Meetup page.

We can pretty much guarantee you’re going to learn things at this talk! Jared has dived in where we mere mortals have feared to tread.

NSCoder Night Seattle is tonight — like every Tuesday — at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and a project. Talk to other humans and listen and help. :)

Redmond Xcoders Thursday: Swift Basics with Olof Hellman

At the Redmond Xcoders meeting on Thursday at 7 pm, Olof Hellman will take us on a tour of Swift.

Olof writes:

The Swift programming language offers some features that can change the way an old-school Apple programmer thinks about writing code. Taking full advantage of Swift enums and Swift optionals results in code that’s just structured differently from an equivalent Objective-C implementation. Using the filter-map-reduce features of Swift collections can make code feel more straightforward. Swift’s strict type system can be a total pain, but embracing it can make code more robust

I’ll take attendees on a tour through some Swift code that shows off some of these features, and point to some of the things I especially like about Swift. Ideally, folks who are new to swift (both old-school Apple programmers and complete neophytes) will come away with an appreciation of what makes Swift a compelling programming language.

Seattle Xcoders unofficial — no meeting, just hanging out — is this Thursday (July 25) at the Cyclops, starting around 6:30 pm.

We’re in the back, in the restaurant section. Find the people who look like they’re running beta operating systems and tools. :)

It’s Tuesday! That means NSCoder Night Seattle at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop. Bring a project. Have a coffee :)

This Thursday: Talks on Functional Networking and on Building a 3D Renderer in Swift

In this Thursday’s meeting of Seattle Xcoders, we’ve got two cool talks:

  • Functional Networking - Allen Ussher
  • Building a 3D Renderer in Swift - Drew Ingebretsen

Doors open at 6:30 pm Thursday night (July 11) at Zulily. Don’t miss out!

And, after the meeting, consider going to the Cyclops for more chatting with fellow developers, testers, designers, and support folks. (We’re always in the restaurant section in the back — and you can get there by walking with the train of people from Zulily to the Cyclops. It’s just a few blocks.)

Tuesday means NSCoder Night Seattle! Let’s all hang out at Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE) from 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop. Bring a project if you want to get help with it. Xcoders people like to help. :)