A weekly discussion with beginners to the Swift language.
29: David Kopec - Assistant Professor @ Champlain College and Author of Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift
June 19th, 2018 | 53 mins 32 secs
Today's episode has special guest David Kopec, Author of Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift. David
has been involved in the iOS community for a while and previously hosted a podcast called Consult that featured
prominent community guests like Manton Reece and Aaron Hillegas. David also spent several years as a contractor
primarily focusing on iOS development for early stage start-ups. He currently teaches Computer Science full-time at
Champlain College in Vermont.
June 12th, 2018 | 53 mins 47 secs
On today's installment of the Learn Swift Mentor Series I interview Joe Fabisevich. Joe recently became
an iOS Developer at Twitter and spent the majority of the last decade doing contract iOS development.
We talk about his experience contracting, his reasoning for going back to a full-time job, and the
things he thinks are important for new developers to know.
June 5th, 2018 | 58 mins 42 secs
On today's episode I interview Kevin Potis. Kevin is a Brand Strategist for a large media conglomerate and initially decided to learn Swift and iOS development to aid in a project he envisioned for work. We talk about his struggles six months in to learning Swift with little to no programming background as well as his aspirations going forward.
May 29th, 2018 | 50 mins 18 secs
On today's episode I interview Isaac Halvorson. Isaac is a junior iOS developer at CH Robinson that began his career there as a web developer with zero Swift experience. We discuss his transition from web to iOS, the struggles he faced being the only iOS developer, as well as his triumphs.
May 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
On today's episode I interview Sam Jarman. Sam is an iOS developer at the Bank of New Zealand and it's his first job writing production Swift code. We discuss his transition from Objective-C to Swift and compare and contrast the two languages.
May 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
On today's episode I interview Emmanuel Haroutunian. After horribly butchering his name (it's pronounced HARROW-TOON-YUN) we talk about resources that helped him land his first iOS developer job as well as common pitfalls we all face when learning new concepts.
May 7th, 2018 | 49 mins 42 secs
On today's episode I interview Sid Verma, a full-time Technical Support Engineer and CS Student who somehow also has time to work on his startup project Twine. We discuss his background, musings on Swift and iOS tutorials, and what it's like growing a project from one developer to many.
May 1st, 2018 | 47 mins 5 secs
Ladies and Gents, we are back! In this first episode of season 2 I catch you up with what I have been up to. I talk about the inventory application I worked on to aid in my annual inventory, two projects that I open-sourced, imposter syndrome, and my plans for the show going forward.
January 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins
On Today's episode, I interview Marc Aupont (again!). When I first spoke with Marc in Episode 2, he was in the process of finding a job as an iOS developer. His job hunt ended in success and he is now employed as an iOS developer with YouMap.
This will be the end of Season 1 of The Learn Swift Podcast. I am expecting my first child very soon, and will return in approximately 6 weeks. Thank you to everyone that has liked, listened, subscribed, and rated the podcast this first season!
January 8th, 2018 | 53 mins 29 secs
On Today's episode, I interview David Okun. David is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Services using Node and Swift. He recently released a tutorial titled Writing Reusable Frameworks on LinkedInLearning (formerly known as Lynda). He also recently released version 1.0 of his open source project named Lumina that allows developers to easily integrate CoreML models with the camera.
January 1st, 2018 | 52 mins 37 secs
On Today’s episode, I interview Graeme Sheppard. Graeme is a high school physics teacher in Thailand who has released numerous sticker packs and two apps on the app store. He is currently working on an app he calls "Working Class" to aid teachers in their day-to-day workflows.
December 18th, 2017 | 57 mins 2 secs
On Today’s episode, I interview Igor Kulman. Igor is a former Windows Phone developer in Prague, who switched to iOS development after the death of the Windows Phone and is currently working on a native re-write of his organization’s Titanium-based app.
December 11th, 2017 | 59 mins 7 secs
On today's episode, I interview Bashir Sentongo. Bashir is a computer science student at the University of Surrey near London, and is learning Swift and iOS development in his free time.
December 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
On today’s episode, we continue with Part II of the Bart Jacobs interview. Last week we discussed Bart’s background and the four Swift patterns he swears by, which include name spacing in Swift, dependency injection, value types, and mvvm. In this episode, Bart and I discuss his four books, Mastering Core Data with Swift, Mastering MVVM with Swift, Autolayout Fundamentals, and the Missing Manual for Swift Development.
November 27th, 2017 | 53 mins 31 secs
On today's episode, I interview Bart Jacobs. Bart is the author of the Cocoacasts blog as well as several Swift and iOS tutorial books such as Mastering MVVM with Swift and Mastering Core Data with Swift.
November 20th, 2017 | 55 mins 49 secs
On today’s episode, I interview Josiah Mory. Josiah does customer support for a startup and started learning Swift shortly after Swift 3 was released. He put out a fantasy baseball drafting app back in February and hopes to become a professional iOS developer.