An experimental conference happening after Apple's WWDC 2018.
You know that feeling you get after WWDC ends, when all you want to do is catch up on all the videos Apple just released? That urgent need to experiment and play with all the new betas, frameworks and APIs. The overwhelming desire to spend hours on all of the above, quickly followed by the sinking realization that you can't - because you have actual work to do.
Yep, we've all been there. Time to change that!
Swift Island is an experimental conference in the broadest sense. In the month following WWDC, we invite you to join us for a hands-on experience with all of Apple’s newly announced API's and Frameworks, in sessions guided by top-notch mentors.
The format is very simple. 8 mentors, 3 sessions per day, 2 days. Everyone peer programs.
What do we offer?
Two days of workshops, three days of lodging in a shared cabin (private rooms) and all the food you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay. And if you want, a bike.
Whats with the name?
Did we mention we rented out an actual island in The Netherlands? (Ok, maybe not all of it but a small part).
It's called Texel (pronounced tes-sel) and it’s one of the five Frisian Islands, located in the Wadden Sea, which is a Unesco World Heritage. In short - it's an island in the Netherlands and it's awesome.
What to expect?
Beyond the experience of being introduced to WWDC material by top-notch mentors on an frikkin' island, you’ll also enjoy:
- Seals. Actual real life seals (the fluffy kind, not the military kind)
- Choose from eight topics covered in workshops in the course of two days.
- Fun activities the Friday right after (like visiting the local brewery, the seal shelter, walking on the mudflats of the Wadden, white sand beaches, across nature reserves and through quaint Dutch villages)
Like proper Dutchmen, the best way to get around on the island is by bike. We really recommend you add this to your ticket, because other means of transportation are sparse. Part of the Hassle-free™ deal is we make sure the bike is ready for you upon arrival. Do it, it’s fun!
Partners are welcome!
You love your significant other, and so do we. They are more than welcome to join us! While you are having fun at the conference, getting all the new WWDC information in your brain, they can explore the island. There’s a special Significant Other Ticket for them, and we advise you to get them a bike as well. Do you want to also bring your kids? We can probably arrange that as well! Please contact us so we can figure something out for you.
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